|Occurred : 9/10/2016 23:30 (Entered as : 09/10/16 23:30)
Reported: 9/12/2016 2:06:24 AM 02:06
Location: Topeka, KS
|Orange light turning red moving south to north, not an aircraft I am familiar with.
At around 11:30pm myself and a friend were hanging out in the parking lot at 10th and Gage in Topeka KS. We had been drinking coffee in the coffeehouse in that shopping center, and after the coffeehouse closed we adjourned to a picnic table that we sit and chat at often.
Something caught my eye. It was due East of our location. It was an orange or amber light moving from south to north. If i held my fists out with my arms straight, it was about two fists, maybe two and a half fists above the horizon. And the distance seemed to be perhaps over downtown Topeka, or maybe between downtown and the hospitals to the west of downtown. From this I would guess the altitude of the light to be maybe 1,000 feet.
If i stand facing east, the light moved to my 10:30 or 11:00 position. As it traveled it turned from orange to white to red and then disappeared. I could see no other lights. If it was some aircraft then it only had this one light on it. I could not hear any sound such as motors as if it were a helicopter. Helicopters landing at the hospitals are very audible and there is no mistaking them and their various lights. This was not a helicopter.
My friend saw the same thing, once I pointed it out to him. He went and got binoculars out of his car as the first light went out of sight. And then another one, exactly like the first appeared in the same place that the first one had showed up, only maybe a bit further to the south, in the 1:00 position if you stand facing due east. This light behaved exactly like the first, moving north and then turning red and disappearing.