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Occurred : 3/1/2016 20:10 (Entered as : 03/01/16 8:10)
Reported: 3/1/2016 7:27:18 PM 19:27
Posted: 3/4/2016
Location: California, MO
Shape: Formation
Duration:8 seconds
As I crested a hill on highway 87 south, about 2 miles north of California, at or around 8:10pm, I saw 5-8 orange balls of light headed west in the night sky, moving like a sidewinder through the sky above the tree line. They were really low but I could tell that they were big, and that they were all separate objects because they moved at different speeds at different times. They appeared to be about 3/4 of a mile away from me. A couple of them would fizzle out and a couple would blink, but still not in unison, before coming to a flying v formation.

The orange lights then began to move like a sidewinder, again headed west. Then all of a sudden were gone. They didn't fizzle out, they were just gone.

These lights were definitely not what I am a accustomed to seeing, having lived somewhat close to Whiteman afb, and also anytime I hear a plane or a helicopter I always look for it.

So I know what I am used to seeing, and this was way out of the ordinary.