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Occurred : 10/26/2016 23:30 (Entered as : 10/26/2016 23:30)
Reported: 10/26/2016 9:35:11 PM 21:35
Posted: 10/27/2016
Location: Knoxville, TN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 minutes
Two slow-moving red lights, flashing in unison, in a loose, staggered formation.

On 26OCT2016, at approximately 2315 EDT, I heard several instances of noises coming from outside of my house. The noise that most caught my attention was similar to someone riding a skateboard on pavement but was accompanied by a notable amount of low frequency energy as a steady drone, no rhythmic interruptions, just a Doppler effect as through passing slowly by my observation point.

After the third such occurrence in an estimated 15 minute window, I exited my house and attempted to locate the source of these aural events. Upon looking to the northeast sky, I observed two slow moving, flashing red lights in what appeared to be a loose, staggered formation traveling away from my location in a northeast direction.

The lights pulsed with only a saturated red color in a slow, steady pattern, similar to a communications tower at night. They were quite intense, despite the perceived distance but were not blinding--certainly brighter than any aircraft I've witnessed. The lights also flashed in perfect unison with each other but, given the distance separating them in the sky, I have no reason to believe they were in fact attached to the same craft.

The only sound witnessed as they departed was a low frequency rumble similar to that of a distant freight train, or high powered jet engine.