|Occurred : 1/15/1997 20:00 (Entered as : 01/15/97 20:00)
Reported: 9/3/2018 10:08:35 PM 22:08
Location: Unknown, WI
|Five patterned bright lights seen over highway and car engine was affected.
I was driving from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan back to my home in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I do not know what town I was in. I was on a divided highway with 3 lanes on each side and there weren’t many cars on the road.
I saw large, bright, cream color lights that spanned the entire width of both sides of the highway. They seemed like they were about 30-50 yards in front of me and maybe 30-40 feet above the ground. There were 5 lights that lit up in a pattern going left to right. The first 3 lights were in a straight line and then the fourth light was higher and the fifth was back in line with the first three. So it gave a triangular pattern with the fourth light.
I was traveling approximately 65 mph and I never got closer to the lights or drove under them. I watched them blink in this pattern for probably 3 minutes and then suddenly when the fifth light went out, I could see it shoot straight up in the sky as the light dissipated.
At that very moment, my car engine seemed to stop for 1-2 seconds and the check engine light came on. I was so scared and instantly wondered if anyone else had seen this. I noticed maybe 3-4 cars on the highway traveling in the opposite direction.
I pulled off at the next exit that had a gas station. I turned my car off and started it back up. The check engine light was off and everything seemed back to normal.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))