Description: My daughter and I just got out of our car to go into our apartment about 8:35 PM when we saw a cluster of three orange lights in a straight line moving very quickly slightly northwest. Directly behind this cluster came another of four lights all in a straight line and another 3 lights, all following the same path. They all reached a certain spot in the sky and veered directly north. At first we thought they were those Chinese lanterns as they looked like fireballs in sky, until we realized based on the size in the sky they would have had to be huge. We saw a plane flying really low and based it on the size of the plane. It was almost at the same level as the lights and the lights were larger. After observing these two clusters for about three or four minutes, we noticed through the trees several more coming and they were moving fast one at a time. They looked to be at least a block apart and we counted 20 total. It appeared as if they were playing catchup, as they reached the same point in the sky very quickly, slowed down and headed North toward Lake Michigan. We watched them until they faded out in the distance. We stood there for some time and waited to see if there would be more, but that was all of them. They made no sound at all.
This is not the first time I have seen strange lights over Valparaiso. About a month ago, I was out walking my dog at 2:30 in the morning. This is a strange time I know, but it is a long story of how she got trained to go out at that time and I can’t seem to break her of the habit. Anyway, I heard this strange noise and thought what the heck is that? It was almost a buzzing, but deeper. I looked up and moving northwest was this object that looked kind of round with a ring of lights around the bottom. At first I thought it was helicopter, but then the sound stopped and it moved silently. It was a really clear night so I could see it really well and realized it wasn’t a helicopter and based on the shape it definitely was not a plane. The funny thing is this object turned to the north also and headed out toward Lake Michigan.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.