Strange Lights and Noise in Night Sky
By Scott Prentice, Publisher Black Hills Today
Deadwood, SD - Weird aircraft(s) reported to 911. I know because I was the one that reported them. About 9:45pm on September 14th I stepped outside my home to get some fresh air and could hear what sounded like 4 or 5 B1's flying overhead.
Not overly freaking out, because we live close to Ellsworth AFB home of the B-1 Bomber wing and hearing a B1s fly over every once in awhile... but several at the same time? No... We're not going to war are we? Then I looked off into the near distance (approx. 5 miles) and could see the strangest formation of lights flying straight north. Normally B1's don't fly information, as far as I know.
I just stared in amazement, not being a little green men fanatic, trying to figure out what I was looking at. This was more than a group of plains it appeared to be as large as a small town. Being a US Army Veteran, it certainly wasn't something I could recognize or didn't sound like a B1 either. Hmmm! I went and asked my son if he heard the strange plane and he said he did. I told him... I saw a U.F.O. Unidentified Flying Object. Then I went back to watching TV.. With in a matter of a few minutes like "10 -15" the noise returned.
I didn't think much about it at first except, I thought I better go see what is going on. I stepped back out my front porch and once again I see the same lights but in a different configuration. This time flying vertical. Flying extremely slow and closer in the exact opposite direction. I couldn't believe my eyes. The lights weren’t flashing like plane lights, they where more of a bright strobe light. Now I was freaking out. This time I ran to get my video camera. No film loaded, I ran back outside to see it they where still there. 'Gone! This time I called 911 to report this strange night time flight. The Spearfish dispatch forwarded my call to the Deadwood dispatch. The officer in charge said he could tell I was concerned, he actually said he could hear the "Fear" in my voice. He said that one of the officers reported Black Hawk helicopters flying earlier in the afternoon. I told him that I helped develop the Black Hawk helicopters back in the late 70s when I was in the service and this wasn't Black Hawks... but could have been I guess. Anyway it was strange. So strange I went back to my computer to try and duplicate what I saw. This is what it looked like on the first flight.
This is what it looked like on the second pass. (Artist Rendering doesn't do justice to the lights)
I'm just curious if anyone else seen these lights and heard the craft(s)? If so please use the link on the bottom of this page that says Contact Us.
I also went to google news to see if anyone else was reporting strange lights in the night sky. This is what I discovered:
WorldNetDaily Reports Strange Lights
UK Reports Strange Objects
Scott & his family live at approx. 6500' elevation near Terry Peak between Spearfish Canyon and Maitland Road. The night sky is always crisp and clear.
Comments Left by email:
Scott, just wanted to let you know that the lights you saw in the night sky are similar to a nighttime "light show" I saw back in 1970 here in Virginia. I was traveling to DC at night and saw the lights hovering over one of the mountain ridges some miles from the highway. In my case there were two sets of them some distance apart. The lights seemed to flash in random patterns. I watched them for some time as I drove and they never seemed to move with respect to the mountains. For some reason it did not occur to me to stop, so I don't know if there was any sound. Certainly nothing that could be heard over the motor of my car.
Looking at your animations on your site gave me a weird deja vu feeling.
Maybe someday we'll know what these things are.
Bob S. VA 24141
News Report of Strange Lights over San Francisco Here is a video shot: