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Occurred : 8/13/2020 20:00 (Entered as : 08/13/20 20:00)
Reported: 8/14/2020 5:40:00 AM 05:40
Posted: 8/20/2020
Location: Surabaya (Indonesia),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:>1 hour
recurrent flashing lights near volcano

The writer of this report is an American expat English teacher with three master’s degrees. I am the head of a household of four individuals: myself (age 36), my wife (age 36), and my two young daughters (ages 7 and 5).

In mid-March of 2019, our family began construction of a home in a new residential area on the outskirts of the city of Surabaya, Indonesia. Our property faces south, and is in direct view of a nearby volcano called Mount Penanggungan. One night, as our family was visiting the construction site, I turned and looked toward the volcano and saw three distinct lights in the distance moving in a slight side-to-side pattern. All three lights were alternating colors, from red to blue-green, and were positioned high in the sky, above any transmission towers in the vicinity. Moreover, there was a faint buzzing/humming sound that I could hear emanating from that direction. I asked my family to verify what I was seeing and hearing, which all of them did promptly.

Over the course of a year, I observed the lights on two more occasions when I visited the property at night to check the progress of construction, but not always in a group of three. The lights never appeared during the day, and there were no towers tall enough or far enough off to produce the lights.

When we finally moved into the home in April of this year (2020), I began seeing the lights almost every other night, but not always in the same location. Sometimes one light would appear to the west, while other times the same kind of flashing light would show up in the east, but by far the most common place of sighting was to the south, near the volcano. The movement of the lights also changed. Often times the lights would move in a circular pattern, and other times would appear to fall and rise repeatedly over the course a few seconds and then remain still for an extended time, only to do so again and again over several hours.

Last night (13 August 2020), what I can only describe as a singular craft with multiple flashing lights in very close proximity to each other appeared to the south. It was quite close, closer than I had ever witnessed before, and it gave off a low, pulsing, buzzing sound. The lights flashed white, red, and blue-green, and the craft seemed to be rotating. I couldn’t make out the exact shape of the craft, but the lights did not at all resemble those of airplanes, helicopters, or power towers. Seeing the craft so near to my home alarmed me, and I felt a need to report it.