Article:Subject: INFO ZKC N127RR Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Initial/Closeout
TIME/DATE: 07:54z 09/27/2022
TYPE OF INCIDENT: UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENON: KANSAS CITY ARTCC (ZKC), KANSAS CITY, KS, (ARTCC)
INCIDENT DETAILS: Initial/Closeout
Call Sign: N127RR
Aircraft Type: GLF4
Origin: PDX PORTLAND
Destination: OKC OKLAHOMA CITY
New Destination: N/A
0355 EDT / 0755 UTC 09/27/2022
N127RR/GLF4 reported an unidentified aerial phenomenon off the left side while SE bound at FL350, 50NM WNW of LBL. The unknown phenomenon was described as a sea of flashing white lights below their altitude. The lights were not very bright and observed for over 100NM. No evasive action reported.
The lights were initially reported by N127RR, a private jet that had tracking disabled, so did not show up on FR24. It was on ADSBExchange (which is looking more and more like the go-to place for flight tracking), so I downloaded the KML from there. It was later reported by Jetblue 136 (N639JB), as being at there "1 to 3 o'clock" so i got that too, which puts them around the town of Beaver in the Oklahoma panhandl
N127RR described the lights as "almost like the windmill farm thing, except they are more sporadic".
Looking at the ground around that area I see two main things:
1. Farmland. Possible some nighttime farming activity?
2. Oil wells. Do they flash, "like the windmill farm thing"?