Location of Sighting: Just North of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date of Sighting: December 9, 2017
Time of Sighting: 8 to 9 PM CST
Description: I saw approximately 10 red flashing lights in line flying horizontal and there was at least 50 feet between each light. I had visual of objects for approximately 5 minutes. The upper most light was 2,000 to 3,000 feet in altitude and the lowest light 1,000 to 2,000 in altitude. The lowest gradually gained altitude and formed a horizontal line and flew out of site to the northeast. It was truly amazing and unlike any airplane that I have seen. I am truly relieved that others had visual contact. I was northbound on Interstate 35 and north of Oklahoma City. the time of my sighting was 8 to 9 PM on 12-09-2017.
Note: There were several similar sighting across several states on December 9, 2017. Media outlets attribute the sightings to military exercises involving C-130 and C-17 aircraft. This explanation is somewhat dubious.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 only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
I used to live about 5 miles from an air force base in Calif years ago and I never heard of or saw C-130 or C-17 doing what these red lights appeared to do. From the description given each of the red lights was on only one smaller object not something the size of a C-130 or a C-17. Another thing the C-130 C-17 do not have this many red lights in a line on any part of either aircraft.
Hi: Your comments are well taken. The media explanation of C-130 and C-17 exercises is quite shaky. I have requested radar for Montana where several sightings occurred. The radar data should provide useful information on explaining what these lights were or were not.