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Occurred : 5/1/2021 21:00 (Entered as : 05/01/21 21:00)
Reported: 5/2/2021 7:39:06 PM 19:39
Posted: 5/20/2021
Location: Hartsel, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:2 hours
Dancing red lights above elkhorn basin.

While camping in the elkhorn basin, my father and I saw a red light in the sky approximately 20-30 miles away from our location. We had an expansive view and could see many miles in all directions. Our sightings occurred in 3 separate events, as the light would drop below the horizon and reappear again later in a different part of the sky. The light had a gentle pulsing appearance, where the brightness would fluctuate by about +-20%.

The first sighting way at approximately 9pm. The light was moving back and forth across the sky in a zigzag pattern, while also moving up and down perfectly vertical. It would also have erratic bursts of speed where I estimate it would cover many miles in less than 1 second. The light dropped below the horizon and we went inside. The sighting lasted for approx 5-10 minutes.

About 30 minutes later we witnessed a similar light, possibly the same one, in a different part of the sky. It was behaving in the same manner as the first one we saw. This sighting lasted for approx 15 minutes.

30 minutes after the previous sighting another strange light was spotted. This time approx 90 degrees, to the west, away from the initial sighting. This light was much brighter and was white. It was behaving in the same erratic manner as the other lights before. After watching it for several minutes it headed north east and it the erratic behavior ceesed. While the bright white light was moving we also noticed a smaller, seemingly much more distant, light lower in the horizon. That light was red and behaving like the initial light, doing loops and moving in a somewhat random pattern.