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Occurred : 9/1/2021 21:35 (Entered as : 09/01/2021 21:35)
Reported: 9/11/2021 8:47:02 PM 20:47
Posted: 10/19/2021
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Shape: Rectangle
Duration: 8 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Strange lights seen near the Chippewa Valley Airport

Driving home from work and saw a bright light in the north sky. Thought it was a star or planet until it started to move east at a rapid speed; than came back, and went to a higher altitude, and the lights became faint. Within 20 seconds it came back to the same altitude and the lights where bright again. I live by the Chippewa Valley Airport and saw another plane in the same vicinity, but off a ways, north of the object. The object than stayed in the same spot for about a minute, and than started to move east again. The lights suddenly disappeared, and nothing could be seen. It was a clear night, with a few low light status clouds. The object looked like lights stacked on top of each other, flashing different colors, with some lights being brighter than the others. I described the object to others as a flying Christmas tree, but that was my first impression at the time. My sighting is similar to the one seen recently in Kenosha WI near the Illinois border.! This was just reported by Ultimate Unxplained, seen by several people, described as lights stacked on top of each other, and the light suddenly go out.

I have lived by this airport my entire life, have seen all kinds of aircraft, including the Good Year Blimp, but this was different. It maneuvered differently, and is why it probably caught my attention. My son-in-law told me it is illegal to fly drones at night, and never within a mile of an airport, but I believe this object was much bigger than a drone. In addition, I have never seen an aircraft turn off their safety strobe lights in the air. There is a tower at the airport with radar, but I haven't read anything about strange lights in the sky in the Eau Claire area.