And I think we have the answer:
That was posted on Twitter October 8. The direction the lights came from is one in which there is a park a little over a mile away. It’s also on higher ground.
I’ve looked at some night flight videos of drones on YouTube. And yeah, now I’m thinking that what I saw was a programmed flight of drones. Such a programmed flight is entirely possible. See the video after the break.
The slow speed and stability of the lights in flight towards the end is exactly the kind of slow and stable movement I witnessed.
And given that this damned Island almost caused a calamity with a drone, I’m now convinced what I saw was a procession of drones all fitted out with the same lighting and programmed to follow a path with a rough formation. For “a lot of laughs,” as the guy says at the opening of this post.
It makes sense that the cats would have sensed them and not me. Cats have sensitive hearing and could hear a drone motor frequency I couldn’t, even at some distance.
I think somewhere between ten and fifteen drones were used to mimic over forty. After the beginning formation, they were programmed to travel in a line, over an oval or circular path, with drones going over the area more than once.
As far as I’m concerned, this mystery has been solved.