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Occurred : 12/19/2020 22:35 (Entered as : 12/19/2020 22:35)
Reported: 12/23/2020 10:25:24 PM 22:25
Posted: 1/19/2021
Location: Oakley, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:30 seconds
UAP - 15 bright amber lights flying in formation over Oakley, California

Oakley, California, Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 22:35 hrs. (Pacific) – An Uber driver traveling east on highway 4 bypass, witnessed 15 bright amber lights flying west in formation at about 1000 feet elevation over the city of Oakley, California.

They were magnificent as they flew in a pattern of a long string of amber lights, one after the other, at close proximity to the driver within a mile away. They came as close as a half mile away.

The string of lights were separated by a trio of lights in a triangular pattern, with 6 lights to the front and 6 lights trailing. All the lights were identical bright amber. There were no red or green directional lights, no red beacons, and no bright landing lights. They kind of had the luminosity of military flares in the night sky. But, these weren't flares, as they were clearly lights. They moved with the behavior of small airplanes. But, if these were planes, why so many, flying in close formation, without directional lights? As the driver turned south on the freeway, they could be seen in the rear view mirror turning to the NW, still in formation. The sighting lasted about 30 seconds.

Can anyone explain what they might have been?