Hello, my husband was a witness of this phenomenon, and the subject came up on Reddit.
I wrote this on Reddit before finding your article:
[My husband] worked the night shift and he left for work just before 10:00 p.m. every night. When he got home the next day this is what he told me. While he was driving to work every pedestrian he passed on the street was looking up into the sky. When he got to work he parked his car and he looked up to the sky and he saw the lights that everyone was looking at. Then he went inside to work and he only went outside a couple times that night, and by 2 or 3 a.m. he said the lights were no longer in the sky and people were no longer looking up. My now ex-husband was always a man of few words so that's all the information I was able to get out of him. But he told me all about this the day after it happened.