Published: 4:22 AM 10/22/2013
Jefferson/Johnson Creek, Wisconsin - 10-13-13
Shape: Light - Duration: 20 minutes
Saw abnormal lights over Jefferson County.
My girlfriend and I were on Hwy 26 coming up to the last Jefferson exit before Johnson creek when she abruptly pointed out several moving lights and several still lights flashing on and off in 1 second durations, north of us.
We pulled over on the exit ramp to observe and noticed more to the east of us. As some would disappear others would reappear great distances away. Some were moving in abnormal fashion and varied in speed.
The fastest of them were faster than any plane/satellite vie seen flying at night and had very irregular trajectories.
My girlfriend said she had witnessed several fly off and vanish extremely fast almost "like something from 'Star Wars'."
We also noticed what looked to me to be several aircraft heading towards said lights and then when they disappeared; would head a different direction only to see more had appeared in that new direction.
We then got back in our car and drove down to Hwy X and pulled over to observe 3 more, one of which was substantially brighter than any of the others. This one appeared around the Big Dipper, was still for about 20 seconds, and then proceeded northeast of the Dipper from about my 12 - 2 o’clock before vanishing within 15-20 seconds of beginning movement.
It was solid light, not strobing like some of the others, and was as bright as some of the brightest stars out observable in that area.
All of the lights were about as bright as an average star in moderate to low light pollution.
I’d like to note that there seemed to be an abnormal amount of plane/helicopter traffic during this event and once we made it to our destination in Watertown there was several high-altitude helicopters w/ spotlights on which was abnormal to me because I would imagine that a helicopter standing still would need to be much lower than it was to be able to affectively use any sort of spotlight.
And it is pretty rare to see a helicopter shining a spotlight period in that area let alone that high up.
What we saw was nothing like I've seen before; not only the lights themselves, but even the behavior of the known air traffic during and after.
By no means am I an expert of any kind in anything aircraft related, but it seemed as if known aircrafts were responding to what was unidentifiable to me.
I believe these to be unidentifiable in the sky. I felt obligated to share this in hopes that we weren’t the only ones who witnessed this.