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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/27/2012 21:00 (Entered as : 04/27/2012 21:00)
Reported: 5/8/2012 2:53:29 PM 14:53
Posted: 5/13/2012
Location: Conway, AR
Shape: Light
Duration: a few minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object

My sister and I were driving west on I-40 approaching Conway (probably a few miles from it) when we saw several lights at various heights on the south side of the interstate. My initial thought was that they were streetlights going up a tall mountain, but even though it was dark, we could see sky behind them and remembered that there are no mountains that tall around Conway. The lights were staggered and did not form a pattern as far as we could tell. My sister thought maybe they were several radio towers, but the highest ones were way too high to be radio towers and the lights (whitish-yellow)did not blink.

The distance that the lights were staggered was large in both height and width,giving the appearance that they spread out over at least a mile. As we approached the lights, I wondered if they were Chinese lanterns, but they appeared to be stationary and did not appear to flicker. I recall the lights being squarish, or at least similar in size (it's hard! to remember exactly) There could be a logical explanation for these lights, but I cannot find anything on the web. We do not live in Arkansas, so we don't know who to ask.

When we drove back by Conway (in the daylight) on our way home on May 1, we did not see anything in the sky that could account for the lights.

I wish we had taken photos the night we saw them, but there was not time and our view was periodically obscured by trees.