On Sunday night, Feb. 17, 2013 at about 9:35 pm, my wife and I were watching TV when all of a sudden a huge, bright light came in through our window. It was so big and so close I thought an airplane was coming into our house. It just appeared out of nowhere. It didn't move across from one window to the next. It was like, not there one minute then just there!! I asked my wife if she saw that and headed for the door to go out and get a better look. We both saw something that was brightly lit with multicolored lights and it was kind of just rotating in the sky. The outer ring is what was lit and kind of reminded me of a hula hoop. That's what was rotating. It started to moved away slowly then started to pick up speed. As it moved away it didn't move in a straight line. It was kind of circling as it moved. Hard to describe but I know for a fact it wasn't an airplane. It was close enough that we could see that and besides, airplanes just don't move like that.
We stood there in the cold trying to figure out what the hell it was. After about a minute and a half to two minutes later, four very strange helicopters came across the sky moving in the direction the object had gone. They were the weirdest helicopters I had ever seen because they were all black with almost no lighting. And the weirdest thing about them was they made absolutely no noise. If we hadn't already been watching the sky we would have never seen them. They were flying in a two by two formation. Almost like a V shape.
After they had passed we noticed a big orange orb just hanging in the sky behind where the helicopters had come from. My wife at first thought it was a planet we were seeing because the sky was so clear at that moment. While we were looking at it, it just blinked out. It didn't go behind a cloud and it didn't fade. One moment it was there, the next it was gone.
We came inside to see if there were any special news reports and checked Facebook to see if anyone else was reporting this but there wasn't. My wife and I went back outside so she could smoke a cigarette because she was a little shaken up.
That's when we saw two bright white lights that look like stars but bigger chase each other across the sky for about 20 seconds and then they just stopped dead in their tracks and just hung there. The lead one was blinking intermittently. They stayed motionless for over 20 minutes. Clouds started to roll in and covered them as well as the moon. When the clouds finally cleared away and we could see again, they were gone.
Neither of us had been drinking, we don't use drugs, and we aren't crazy. This has really freaked my wife out and she was scared the rest of the night. I've had an experience similar to this before and think its just amazing. If there are any other reports of this that you hear of in the coming days or weeks in our area please let us know.
As we were going to bed I realized the first time I saw strange lights in the sky was about 6 years ago. It was also in mid-late February on a cold clear night. I stood in my backyard about 20 mins from where we live now, and watched about 5 or 6 bright lights chasing each other back and forth across the sky for about 5-10 minutes. This was later at night. Between 11:30pm & midnight eastern time. It was the first time I ever saw anything like that and the feeling I got watching it was indescribable. Nobody really took me seriously until last night. My wife definitely believes now.
Editor's Note: This report was received in the reporting area on this website. If you have a report, send it to us by clicking "Report Sighting or Encounter" on our masthead, or clicking here
. Reports are posted without witness identifying information.
The helicopters the witnesses saw may have been stealth modified Sikorsky UH-60 or another, classified model. The UH-60 is both radar and sound stealthed, and was used on the Osama bin Laden raid.