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Occurred : 10/18/2017 05:10 (Entered as : 10/18/17 05:10)
Reported: 10/20/2017 4:17:09 PM 16:17
Posted: 11/3/2017
Location: Reno, NV
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 minutes
Undefined shaped object with vertical bars of white/red/green flashing lights traveling silently across Pyramid lake from south to west

Wed. October 18th 5:10 AM Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nevada While walking the dog, I saw a flash of light out of the corner of my eye and assumed it was a shooting star. I expected to see it burn up upon entry into atmosphere. Instead there were two bright vertical lights in the distance over the lake. They appeared to hang there for several minutes. As the lights approached I could see there were actually three large landing type lights in a vertical row. As the ‘thing’ turned I could now see several red flashing lights and a couple of green pulsing lights behind them. What was odd was that they were all vertical and nothing horizontal. There was not a sound coming from that direction. As a commercial airline pilot for 36 years I could not imagine what kind of aircraft could have this light formation and move so quietly. It traveled horizontally across the lake from south to northwest over the Sierras at a fairly rapid rate. As it was totally dark out, I could not discern any shape behind the lights. The distance and altitude would be hard to tell although I could see a glow on the lake from the lights, like you can when the moon is bright and shining on water. I could also see a faint shape of distant mountains behind and above the object.