In today’s world, there’s often no shortage of interesting lights flickering in the dark skies above us at night.  Commercial airlines, military aircraft, and private pilots criss-cross the sky at all hours of the day and night.  High above them, satellites, spacecraft and even the International Space Station can occasionally be seen by the naked eye, not to mention the same celestial bodies that have drawn the attention of mankind since the days we first looked up and wondered what lies out there beyond our physical and cognitive reach.

But even with so many ordinary explanations for the strange lights we might spot overhead, every once in a while, we see something that defies those simple explanations.  Such was the case over the weekend, when reports began popping up all over the country, from Missouri to Utah, of what was either a single massive craft flying westward over the United States, or one hell of a formation.