|Occurred : 7/4/2015 21:45 (Entered as : 07/04/15 21:45)
Reported: 7/5/2015 6:00:08 PM 18:00
Location: Bethlehem, PA
|Triangular formation of cream-white lights seen in Bethlehem Pa 4th of July 2015
I was at a friends house near the corner of Broadway & Crestline in Bethlehem, Pa. Her back yard has a great view of the Steel Stacks (old Bethlehem Steel plant turned into a public event center). There was a fireworks display for the 4th of July which was just beginning.
I noticed an odd light off to the north, our line of sight to the Steel Stacks being in an ENE direction. As I watched, it moved in a slight arc and then a straight line where it slowed and hovered. I pointed it out to my friend, who acknowledged seeing it, but was more interested in the fireworks display.
As I studied the object, I was able to see a central brighter cream-white colored light surrounded by three smaller cream-white lights arranged in an equilateral triangular form about the central light. Occasionally I was able to see a red line going from one of the outer lights to the central light. There were no flashing red or green lights, and no noise, although between the professional and amateur fireworks it was hard to hear anything.
After hovering for 30 seconds to a minute the object just faded away and disappeared. It did not fly off or move from its hover position.
There were aircraft in view, as the Lehigh Valley International Airport was in our view. This object did NOT resemble any aircraft flying that night. I did take a photo of the object, but it is indistinct.
My friend and I are both in our late 50's, both professional people, and we both have spent a good deal of time outdoors both day and night. I have an interest in aircraft and enjoy plane spotting. I have seen several strange things in the sky in my time including a completely silent C-130 at very low altitude.