The event occurred at 10:20 p.m. on April 21, 2018.
“I'm a 65-year-old retired Navy vet and have viewed a lot in the night skies over many years, both out at sea and living on a high tundra ranch in Colorado, west of NORAD,” the witness stated. “Have never seen so much activity as last night and early this morning. Making ready to see the Lyrid meteor shower peak before dawn, I was out around 10 p.m. on the back deck and front porch before bed thinking there may be some stray meteors around then already. But looking west, noticed to my right the moving V-formation of six to eight, dimmish-green tinted lights (like sodium street lamps) against a faint dark, chevron silhouette moving silently in a straight course due west a bit north of us, maybe along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Couldn't really judge altitude at the angle because not a good reference to size. Could have been as large across as two or three football fields, slow enough for me to keep in sight maybe 20 seconds before it faded into the western rooftops in the distance. Focusing on every detail I could and grasping the fact I'm not seeing something normal, not meteors, landing pattern aircraft, or even a reflective chevron flock of geese crossed my mind since it seemed ghostly and distant. But very distinct and unwavering. My feelings were like when I've witnessed similar things in the past, awe, excitement, but even more so that I'm not in an isolated area alone. I immediately told my longtime mate, who'd already retired to bed reading and knew I didn't have time to call her out to see it, but is equally excited—we're both sky watchers.
“The secondary event to this: I went to bed excited, then we got up at 4 a.m. today to watch perhaps the meteors peak on the back deck, and at 4:20 a.m. saw three bright, white lights in chevron formation streak downward low, it seemed out of the southwest, over the top of the house, banking in a curve to the northeast and disappearing behind the tall trees. It was quick, in sight about two to three seconds, recognizable enough to realize it wasn't meteors, and I told my mate something like, ‘That was them again, this is really happening!’ She hadn't seen that. So, we moved around watching every part of the sky we could cover. In a bit she said, 'That was it. I saw it go along there.’ It was 4:40 a.m. She described three lights travelling so low to the horizon, so fast, it was only a couple seconds before they were lost behind the front of the house, facing south, so travelling a straight line west to east. The last I saw after she went back in was at 5 a.m., when the same or a similar V-formation of three lights moved silently and straight northwest to southeast (towards NYC). They seemed to be moving slower than before because I could track them from over the lake to the southeast horizon for all of six to seven seconds. I stayed around till 5:30 a.m. when the sky was getting bright.”
New York MUFON Field Investigator Chuck Streb closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.