Nicole Dragozetich was driving down 35th Street and Western at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday when she noticed at least a dozen people stopped in their tracks, staring at the sky.
She used her cell phone to shoot video of what everyone was watching.
Renee Hutchinson, who started the Baby James Foundation, explained the lights were actually sky lanterns released in memory of abuse victims.
"You light the bottom of them and they heat up, and as they heat up, they fill up like hot air balloons and they go into the sky," Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson said police officers even stopped by to see what was going on.
She says this has been an unusual way to get attention for her cause.