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Old 02-13-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I want to try to signal it somehow, Im thinking of using a powerful laser pointer...they are very dangerous as the beam and dot are invisible to the naked eye...
This is why we read about dolts getting arrested for pointing lasers at aircraft. It's not much of a "pointer" if the dot is invisible to the naked eye.

BTW - if the lights are only seen on cloudy nights, they are cloud reflections from something farther away.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:36 PM
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Location: Naperville, Illinois
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BTW - if the lights are only seen on cloudy nights, they are cloud reflections from something farther away.
It sounds *exactly* like advertising searchlights in the distance -- I'm thinking someone having an all night sale like a 24 hour auto dealership.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think what the op is seeing are drones.

Bob.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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This is why we read about dolts getting arrested for pointing lasers at aircraft. It's not much of a "pointer" if the dot is invisible to the naked eye.

BTW - if the lights are only seen on cloudy nights, they are cloud reflections from something farther away.
Infrared laser 'pointers' are readily available online, the beam and dot are invisible to the naked eye. They can be seen thru a digital camera or infrared glasses (nightvision).

Did you read the part where I described the circular pattern these lights perform over and over...as well as them moving a few times?

There is nothing remotely close to this location that would have such powerful lights, especially at that time of night.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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I think what the op is seeing are drones.

Bob.
Its possible, but it would have to be a large one, and able to hover in one spot, without making a sound.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:11 PM
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Location: Naperville, Illinois
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There is nothing remotely close to this location that would have such powerful lights, especially at that time of night.
I don't know what "remotely close" means, but large rental searchlights can be seen from a long distance:

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Old 02-15-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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Sort of, but the ones I see, are brighter, and are closer in formation, and perform a specific circular pattern over and over again.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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This is what Im seeing, hopefully this little drawing is easy enough to understand, its the sequence these lights perform over and over.
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An experiment Im wanting to try.-20180215_112620.jpg  
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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That's the exact pattern used by advertisement lights.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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That's the exact pattern used by advertisement lights.
So they only use the advertising lights in the middle of the night and only when its cloudy?
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