An amateur astronomer in Arkansas watched bright red lights in a triangle shape over Mt. Magazine at 26,000 feet on February 10, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.

At one point the lights seemed to be "vibrating then started flashing from red to white for about a minute."

The lights also went out at various times and other shapes were seen. A second person was called to witness the event who was "22 miles to the South Southwest of Fort Smith in Cameron, OK."

The second witness confirmed what the first witness was seeing.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Arkansas MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update.

AR, February 10, 2010 - Started out as side ways triangle shape with light in middle, changed too "T" shape and "W' shape. MUFON Case # 22013.

I was on the way home from church and was heading West out of Fort Smith on Hwy 64 and turned North on Hwy 64D and noticed looking East directly over Fort Smith a bright triangle pattern.

I am an amatuer astronomer and one of the founders of the Ark/Okla Astronomical Society which we formed in 1985. We are a very active group with public viewing events and have worked with the local media on special events or call ins about unusual sightings.

I am very experienced in observing the night sky so when I saw this object I immediately stopped the car and started doing estimates.

It was about 7:40 p.m. and the lights making up the triangle shape were bright red with an apparent magnitude between Jupiter and Venus in intensity. The triangle shape was side ways pointing South with one light in the middle. It was about 5 degrees above the horizon and clearly visible thru the sky glow of Fort Smith.

At about 7:50 p.m. the individual lights started to look like they were vibrating then started flashing from red to white for about a minute. The object had not moved any in all this time so I called a co- worker who lives about 22 miles to the South Southwest of Fort Smith in Cameron, Ok.

He immediately saw the object due East of his house as soon as he walked out. He also was amazed how intense the red lights were and described the pattern exactly the same as I saw it. This confirmed my belief the object was far East of Fort Smith at an high altitude for us to both see the exact pattern shape.

At this time I decided to head directly towards the object and see if I can log some miles and see if the angle changes. At about 8:00 p.m. the object blinked out for about 30 seconds and came back on but this time it made an elongated triangle pointing downward without the middle light. The whole time I had my co-worker on the phone and we were seeing these events at the same time and with the same description.

At about 8:10 p.m. the objects blinked out and reappeared as a T shape with 3 exactly distanced in a row with one directly below the center. At about 8:18 p.m. the objects blinked out and reappeared except the bottom light was exactly between and below object one and two. This object would slowly drift towards underneath object one and when aligned would stop then reverse coarse until it was under object number two and then reverse back again.

Then at about 8:35 p.m. the objects blinked out and we didn't see them again. I had traveled 14 miles thru heavy traffic and the last sight of the object was at the intersection of Hwy 22 and 96. The objects at that location still were no higher than 22 degrees above the horizon and I had covered 14 miles.

By my best calculations would have put the objects probably over Mount Magazine at around 26,000 (sic) feet. Mt. Magazine is the highest elevation between the Appalachians and the Rockies and would be an ideal land mark from the air.

Several days later I had talked to several others who saw these objects and were afraid to say anything at the time in fear of ridicule. I had contacted the local media which never responded to my