NUFORC Home

Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/25/2020 19:15 (Entered as : 08/25/2020 19:15)
Reported: 10/12/2020 9:31:28 PM 21:31
Posted: 12/23/2020
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Shape: Other
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Large cluster of slowly moving fast blinking lights moving south to north in sky over S.E. Fayetteville, AR.

I was on the phone with a friend, who is a city police officer. We live in the same neighborhood and he was driving home while we spoke. I was on my back porch and I have a very clear view of the sky. I was facing east. The sky was perfectly clear, with only very very small cloud near the moon to my NE. While it was not fully dark yet, I could see a lot of stars beginning to shine. I noticed a few stars rapidly blinking, and then realized it was a very large cluster of very fast blinking “stars”. They were in a horizontal swath. I called my friend’s attention to it, and he also saw it. Over the course of about 3-4 minutes, (though it may have been less), this cluster collectively moved slowly across the sky to the north. It stayed at roughly the same altitude and I could not determine how far away it was. I did see the entire cluster move behind the two-story roof of the neighbor behind me. I tried to determine if there was a pattern to the blinking, but it ! was too fast for me to make a determination of any kind of pattern. Some of the lights were brighter and bigger than the others but the blinking tempo was the same. The cluster maintained the same speed all the way across the sky until it was out of sight. It was a very large number of blinking objects and they were clearly traveling together without any kind of spreading out or dispersion. All lights were white. Police officer also could not find an explanation.