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Occurred : 4/20/2017 21:30 (Entered as : 4/20/17 21:30)
Reported: 4/21/2017 11:20:52 AM 11:20
Posted: 4/28/2017
Location: Petaluma, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Strange grouping of lights hovering in the S.F. bay areanight sky

I am a ranger/landscape supervisor who works for a county agency. The other witness is my parish priest.

After a church class, while driving my pickup truck exiting our church parking lot, I saw our parish priest standing at the side of the church, looking up into the night sky in a south east direction. I stopped my truck and asked what he was looking at. He stated that there were some odd looking lights in the sky.

I got out of my truck and went to where he was standing and looked up and saw 5 distinct reddish orange lights in the sky, hovering at different places, but in a grouping. The lights were moving very slowly.

A couple of lights moved vertically, and then hovered, and then a couple moved laterally very slow. One of the lights rose and then faded into nothing. Another light faded when an airplane seemed like it was getting close to it. One more light rose and then faded into nothing, until the last light descended in altitude and finally disappea! red altogether.

The lights seemed to be quite a distance from us. I would guess they were probably 20 miles away, and maybe 5000 to 8000 feet high.

All of the lights moved independently of each other, but were in the same grouping or vicinity of each other.