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Occurred : 4/12/2020 05:15 (Entered as : 4/12/2020 5:15)
Reported: 4/13/2020 11:43:40 AM 11:43
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Longview, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30 minutes
Long period of flashing lights traveling in a signle file line formation.

There I was going outside for a smoke when out of the corner of my eye I see what looks like a plane flying overhead with the flashing lights until a second later I see another one... and another... and another! For 30 minutes solid the strange flashing lights flew overhead in a single file line formation from over the pacific ocean, heading from the west to the east inland, without a single sound. I thought I was going crazy so I went inside, woke my mom up, and got her mobile phone from her to take a short video and to make sure I wasn't going crazy. Not even she had seen anything like this before.

There were many flashing lights following very closely to the single file line formation, clearly going in the same direction, almost as if it was an inexperienced pilot going off the directed flight path. 2 even crossed paths, not colliding, but clearly still traveling in the same direction. The only answer anyone could give me on the internet were Elon's Starlink schedule but after watching a video of Elon's Starlink schedule and view I can say with confidence that it wasn't a group of satellites orbiting in a single file line formation for 30 minutes straight. I've never seen anything like this before in all my almost 30 years of living.

There were so many flashing lights flying overhead that my mom couldn't tell they were flashing until after she'd completely woken up and watched the small video I captured while watching later that morning. She thinks it was a military exercise but I've never seen nor heard of a military exercise being conducted in such a plainly obvious formation. These flashing lights moved way too fast to be satellites in visible orbit. They were almost all in sync aside from the randoms me and my mom spotted flying in close proximity to the others traveling from the west to the east. These flashing lights went on so long that they were still visible as the sun peaked and started hiding the night sky.

Thank you for taking the time to read about what I have seen and experienced.