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My husband was in the bathroom when i walked in. i glanced up through the high window and noticed what i thought was a blurry star, then another and another. as i leaned forward i noticed the lights were shaped in an arc. i said to my husband that it was odd. this is when he looked up too. he too remarked it was odd so i got my phone and took a couple of pictures. i thought they weren't very clear so went outside and took more. the lights were stationary and there was no sound. i felt no different as i initially thought they maybe have been from the football stadium but the positioning for this was off as well as the stadium only has 4 light towers and the lights point downward. we have seen the stadium lit up on hundreds of occasions and in many different weather conditions and it never had this effect on the clouds before. we then thought it may be the christmas lights from the large christmas tree that sits in the bay but again the positioning was off. i then thought it may have been some other event in the area that may have had lights on. there were no beams of light pointing upward but i still asked friends in our area through our facebook page and no one seemed to know any venue that had lights on or an event that would use them. i checked local news online but nothing came up. i am not sure how long the lights were there for but can only say how long we saw them for. we stood outside for approximately 15 minutes when the lights suddenly went out.
New Jersey lights
I was up at 3 am because i couldn't sleep. so i decided to step on the porch for a smoke. as i was out there i noticed above the trees their were lights in the sky an at first it kind of looked like a beam. it would appear then disappear at different places among that area across the street over the woods. the problem at first was it was cloudy at night so i couldn't see an objects just the lights. so i watched an the next thing i knew it was above me an i never seen it come across the woods towards me. it was like a blink of an eye. it had 6 circled lights 3 on each side an if it was a ufo it had to be huge. i hurried up an ran inside i was to scared to come back out to take pictures. now there is a base near me an a airport but i've never seen anything like that !
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
a reply to: Kalixi
It actually appears to me to be clouds lit from lights on the ground....called sky beams I believe.
A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band oflight which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: smurfy
Coherent light from lasers wouldn't scatter and light up the clouds like that.
The smears of light would be more 'pinpoint' if that makes sense.
originally posted by: humanoidlord
however its not an ufo, the lights are spotights hitting the low cloud cover