In mid nov of 1997, i was star gazing and noticed what looked like two stars, one following the other, heading south. the lights were less than 500 feet high. i flashed my flashlight at the lights a few times as the lights went overhead and the lights slowed to a stop and started reversing and veered back to above me. when the lights started to reverse large light panels lit up sequentially from each end and moved down the side to the middle and a white-yellow beam of light hit the ground at my feet and focused into a very defined beam. when the beam of light was focused, a strange sound started coming from the beam and the light started to form small irregular crystalline shapes that locked together to form a solid beam of light.