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Occurred : 7/15/2017 23:15 (Entered as : 07/15/17 23:15)
Reported: 7/17/2017 11:28:36 AM 11:28
Posted: 7/23/2017
Location: Lyons, CO
Shape: Formation
Duration:5-7 minutes
Hundreds of "Point-Light-like" white lights moving through the sky with changing speed, spacial distances to each other.

Witness Background: (1) Engineer (2) Wildlife Biologist

Description: At approximately 11:15 pm, 7/15/17, the following was observed from Lyons, CO, for 5–7 minutes:

-- Clear night; no clouds; very low light pollution allowed the Milky-Way white glow to be visible; Big Dipper visible

-- Hundreds of star-like (point lights with white color) lights were seen moving in the same direction, with different and changing speeds, like a flock of birds would move in relation to each other, but slower…perhaps due to the distance…The spatial distance between them changed; the direction of travel changed;

-- They covered the sky and took 5 – 7 minutes to move through the sky and appeared to change direction as a group. However, from our point of view, there was one area with the mass of observable lights, but which were also seen in other parts of the sky but less dense.

-- Silent. No visible trail. No apparent predictable formation. Neither of us has ever seen anything like it.

-- It was not a meteor shower because what we observed moved much slower, and were observed over several minutes, while appearing to speed up, slow down, and change direction…also, meteors were seen, but were at a different angle to the direction of travel for what we saw, and obviously much, much faster, only visible for split seconds.

Planes were seen and identified due to red/green/white aviation lights…what we observed was different. Satellites were seen, usually only one at a time, but never more than two or three together moving in the same path at the same speed…and not changing direction.

-- Because we were astonished, we made specific reference to where we were, where the Big Dipper was, etc..