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Occurred : 12/9/2017 21:15 (Entered as : 12/9/2017 21:15)
Reported: 12/15/2017 4:57:24 PM 16:57
Posted: 12/21/2017
Location: Arvada, CO
Shape: Formation
Duration:10 minutes
Very long, perfect string of red lights evenly spaced with no sound moving slowly from east to west

At approx. 21:00 hrs through 21:15 hrs my mom was taking the dog out and noticed in the south eastern sky traveling to the south western sky, where Orion would be later in the night, a string of at least 12 visible lights that were red occasionally blinking white (one at a time but not in order) then going back to red. The distance was unknown but there was no sound to be associated with the lights.

She came and got me about five minutes after she first noticed the lights. They were evenly spaced and appeared to be moving slowly from east to west finally disappearing over the mountains. I was able to grab image stabilizing binoculars which just made the red and white lights appear larger. A minute passed and I grabbed my dad from inside and all three of us watched as the lights slowly moved over the mountains and disappeared. At the end of the formation to the east there was another set of lights which looked like a normal plane which appeared to be following the red and white light formation. The plane was lower in the sky to the other lights and moving at a different speed and angle and had "normal" blinking running lights including green. What really stood out was the exact distance of the lights to one another, the fact they appeared to be in a perfect line with no sound and the slow rate of speed. It was impossible to tell wether it was one huge craft or many smaller crafts.

The following day on the news reported it was a military formation of C 130 (I think), performing training HALO mission flying to Nevada.