|Occurred : 10/28/2015 08:00 (Entered as : 10/28/15 8:00)
Reported: 11/2/2015 4:14:51 AM 04:14
Location: Dallas, TX
|Orange Light Pairs, 8 to 9-pm CDT, 10-28-2015.
On October 28, 2015, between 8 and 9-pm CDT, it was dark and I was returning from a 45-minute walk.
I went through the Lake Highlands Baptist Church parking lot, at the intersection of Northcliff Drive and Parkhurst Drive.
This Church is about 1-mile northeast of White Rock Lake in northeast Dallas, Texas.
Directly to my southwest, about 20-degrees above the horizon, were about twelve orange lights, forming about six distinct pairs.
The lights were each uniformly as bright as a full Venus, but were pure orange in color.
No FAA aircraft navigation colors were visible, specifically white, red and green.
The lights appeared to be over the Fair Park area, at about 5,000-feet in altitude and 5-miles distance.
The span inside each pair was comparable to a 737, from wingtip to wingtip.
Each two lights appeared to be mated, but I could not see any solid object between the lights.
None of the pairs seemed attached with a different pair, as they slowly moved around independently.
Each pair was separate of the other pairs and they appeared to be at various staggered distances.
I only saw a flat-on view of these things from their northeast side, and do not know the other side.
Another witness 71975 saw the lights from another angle and could give triangulation.
A jetliner was directly behind the lights to the southwest at about 10,000-feet altitude and 10-miles away.
This aircraft apparently left D-FW Airport and was traveling in a southeast direction behind the lights.
The night was clear and the lights were steady for 5-minutes, so they were not natural phenomena.
They were much too large, bright, high and stable to be Chinese lanterns.
These were illegally hovering near a Love Field flight path, five miles south of the runway, for five minutes without proper navigation colors; therefore, they were not man-made objects.
These orange lights should have been easily seen by Love Field aircraft and traffic control and recorded.
The pairs each slowly faded out one by one after about five minutes.