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Live in Alaska and saw 2 very

Live in Alaska and saw 2 very bright red & orange lights as well on 3/26/11. The first one that caught my eye came from the north and disappeared. A few minutes later as I'm still scanning the sky, a second came from the south and was flying pretty fast when it stopped at one point in the sky and as I stared at it, the light grew dimmer until it disappeared too. Both looked as though they were "burning," just thought it was pretty amazing to see.

Shooting star

Last night around 10:40 we saw a very bright blue star streak across the night sky in Mississauga, Ontario. My boyfriend andI both saw it travelling from South to North, it was amazing, and just as fast as it appeared, it disappeared in seconds over the horizon.

10:36pm (I looked at the time

10:36pm (I looked at the time after I saw it) I was driving on the QEW through Mississauga and saw the same thing. Very cool.

Lake simcoe

March 24th 2011: We saw it too...around10:30 pm...came from tronto direction...traveling north..in the east sky..fairly large in sky with a tail approximately 1 1/2" long. It disappeared fairly quickly...but longer then many I have seen.

Last night (March 24, 2011)

Last night (March 24, 2011) at approximately 10:40pm I saw a meteorite, low in the eastern sky, traveling south to north over Youngstown, NY. (not far from Mississauga). It looked like it was moving in slow motion towards Lake Ontario then disappeared.

Shooting star

I saw it too! It was about 10:35pm (March 24, 2011), in the North East sky from Mount Forest, Ontario Canada. It was much brighter & bigger than a typical 'shooting star' and lasted much longer before it 'burned up'. I even heard it! Like a burning torch sound. At first I thought it was a 'shooting star' but because it didn't go out right away like a 'star' typically would, I thought it was an airplane falling....the light came so close to the ground. When it 'burned out' (if that's what happened) it was only "inches" from the horizon. That's when I concluded it must have been a 'shooting star' rather than a plane. I checked news headlines right away but didn't see any comments on what it might have been. Obviously something BIG. Cool!!

i saw this meteoorite at

i saw this meteoorite at around that same time, i was outside because there was a car accident in front of my house and i saw this bright blue light and as it came closer to hitting i heard it it sounded as if it were fizzing. it was bright and it had a pretty long tail, i would love to have found it in a field by my house, all i can say is that it definately hit, it was too big to have burned up, i didnt hear it hit but i did see it as it came down. i saw it over belleville ontario, about 2 hours northwest from toronto

Meteor

Driving on Kansas highway 4 on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:20 pm just North of Topeka, Kansas when I saw a meteor that took several minutes to burn up. I could not pull over as I was crossing the Kansas River at the time. The meteor was very round with a short tail and was in the Southern sky.

meteor

from Lampasas Tx (central tx) about the same time i saw the same thing north of me. large,green and round with short tail. bigest i have ever seen.

25 march 2011

i am in Chch NZ and at about 10 30pm on 25 March 2011 (about 10 minutes ago) i saw this orange light in the sky it looked like a big star but was moving like an aeroplane but was a bit faster, it was moving from North to South and then got lower in a sort of curve then just disappeared! My whole family saw it with me and we are really curious as to what it was. It did not seem to be a meteor and we are very skeptical about unidentified objects but this was definitely something! Did anyone else see this??

i saw one as well, at about

i saw one as well, at about 11:15pm i was outside looking down and through my bag for the keys and the sky lit up to the point i looked up and just saw the end of it. was a large 'fire ball' type thing short tail, orange colour falling towards the city. Auckland NZ

Orange lights

Close to midnight on the 25th March 2011 6 of us witnessed 5 orange lights at intervals move at speed (at least the speed of an aircraft) across the sky in exactly the same direction (SW to NE). There was no noise and had no defined shape.... Have been amazed after googling orange lights in sky how often worldwide these lights have been seen... Who else has seen this??

meteor?

3/24/11

We were coming home on I590 north and 104, Rochester, NY and saw a "meteor" fall straight down, almost to the horizon.
It was about 10:37 PM. It was almost like a firework.

Did anyone else se this?

meteor?

We saw it in Ottawa too about the same time, almost due North. Same description, fell almost straight down to the horizon.

Witnessed the same in Ottawa,

Witnessed the same in Ottawa, Canada. Straight down for about a second and a half. Blueish in colour.. Seen from east part of town at about 280 degrees west. Seemed pretty close.

star disappeared, baffled

norfolk uk, on 24/3 at 21:00 quite high in the sky, i dont know which constellation but was west of casiopia, i saw a fairly bright star appear to 'switch off' and disappear, my boyfriend didnt see it at first but after maybe a minute trying to convince him i saw what i saw, it reappeared, in what appeared to be the same place, he saw it that time, after about 30secs or so it disappeared again, we watched for a few minutes to see if it would reappear but it didnt and we had to leave. it was a clear night and no other stars we saw did this. satelites move and tend not to flash, also it appeared to be a star definatly not a plane or helicopter, were both baffled, did anyone one else see this or have an explanation? i also saw a faint shooting star to the east of the 'disappearing' star, while we were looking.

Disappearing star

Hi Guest from Norfolk,

Well thank god! You have confirmed that I wasnt 'seeing things'. I was out on the deck and noted a distant light flash in my periphery. I looked up to the stars and searched the area to see the same light blink twice, further from the original spot that I saw it and disappear. It was slightly bigger than Venus and about as bright when it flicked on and off. I went back out on deck about an hour later with my partner and due to what I saw, obviously Im watching the sky as we talked. Bugger me, if it blinked again around the same area that I saw it the first time. This time it was a smaller, dull orange and blinked three times, apparently moving and disappeared.
The blinking was irregular and there was no noise. The sky was clear of cloud so it couldnt of been an aircraft light appearing and dissapearing behind cloud. This happened probably two/three weeks ago, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, NZ.

I saw one tonight (24th

I saw one tonight (24th March, 2011) at about 7/8pm. It was big and orange and looked like it was on fire. It was like it was pulsating. It flew up and across the sky.

Last night my cousin and i

Last night my cousin and i were outside then she noticed an orange tail in the sky, then we started noticing it getting bigger we`re from Auckland,NewZealand

Meteror

My boyfriend and I saw bright green large ball of light streak slowly from high in the east (when we first saw it), watched it as it moved down to the west, don't know where it landed...........we were driving in town facing the south.........northwest kansas right before 9:00 PM Wed. night 3/23/2011

the sky

Im a th garder in high school. An last night me and my mom where out side she said that the sky look very weird. And we notice that all the stars that were in a triangle were the exact same shape. Yes some of them were bigger then others but they were perfect right triangles. I told her it was just Orin and then she pointed in different places. After we saw that mom turn around and saw a plan, so i turn around and when i did we saw this clean moving round trianglish shape lookin ufo flying above our house. It look like it was about 100ft or least in the air... the weird thing was it look like it was following the plan. We saw this at 11:07 last night. It was so freaky... and i swear to God im not joking... im a strong believer in aliens. I have been for 6 years i dont play around with this kind of stuff. It was so weird. So if anyone else saw the weird ufo please tell me.

Take me to your leader!

Take me to your leader!

Nova Scotia Canada

Last night I noticed and extremely bright star from my bedroom window, when I got up to look, it was flashing different lights/colors, it seemed to stay put in the same spot for about an hour, then it seem to fade and the sky became really dark.....

I was a little freaked out, did anyone else see this?

Really bright Red/Yellow "Star"?

I saw a similar thing last night 24th Mar 2011 at around 23:50 in Dublin Ireland. It at first just looked like a really bright Mars, but it then got way too bright. I was driving when I first spotted it. By the time I got home it was starting to dim slightly and then it vanished. My first thought was that it was a distant star that had gone supernova but I trawled the internet and didn't find any news about it. What was it? Does anyone know? It was in the direction of Orion.

Large bright falling light seen from Central Kansas, US sky.

I live in Central Kansas about 8 miles west of Great Bend, Kansas and was coming out of my house at 3:00 AM on 3-24-2011 when I was amazed at the very large round green light that looked as if it was free falling straight down toward the ground in the Southern sky. It was as I said green with a bright white light surrounding it that resembled a ring around the moon. It got larger as it fell and I watched it for at least 10 seconds, before there was suddenly a bunch of red fire falling below it as if the insides had fallen out and then it vanished. There was no sound and I thought it was close, because of the size of it, but went for a drive and seen nothing on the ground within a ten mile area anyway. I have never seen anything this bright or near the size that it was. I have no idea what I was looking at? I hope someone knows!!!!!!!

falling emerald green star

In Cebu, Philippines, from 1 to 7 o'clock, started off white goldish, then turned to bright emerald green, so big!!!  It lasted, yellow 2 sec, emerald green, 2 seconds... Was amazing, too fast for fireworks and the details wouldn't match if so... Amazing meteor?? 

bright falling star

I was driving in Lenexa Ks 3/24/11 around 830 pm on K7 and law a red falling light that I first thought looked like a planes light. It then left white light streaks behind it and then turned a brilliant emerald green. It lasted much longer than any shooting star I have ever seen!

Bright green light

I saw the same thing. I was driving north on I-35 between Purcell and Norman in Oklahoma and saw that in my peripheral vision off towards the west. It was bright blue green with a burst of red before it disappeared. What the heck was that? Did NASA lose another satellite?

WOW

Fort Worth,TX

I thought it was just a plane light, but then noticed it was a shooting star, it seemed like it lasted forever, started out normal but then turned green, and grew very large,the biggest I have ever seen, then there was a red flash at the end.

It was stunning.

We're in NW Tarrant County

We're in NW Tarrant County and saw it as well. I compare it to a shooting star, except much larger, longer lasting, and closer to the ground! It was followed by 3 helicopters in a search formation.

Green Light In the Sky 3-23-2011

My wife and I were watching TV last night. We have very tall windows in our den which face out to the north. About 9:15 p.m. a green light which look to have fire behind it was moving to the south. It was very low. We estimate it to be only a few hundred feet in the air. It seem to be splitting up a bit as it past. We live in Edmond, OK. We watched the news last night and again this morning and nothing was mentioned.

Strange!

yup i saw the same but i live

yup i saw the same but i live in new mexico it was as big as a basketball green and bright i wonder where it fell??

Ya I live around wichta

Ya I live around wichta kansas and last night I was looking south around 9 15 or so and I saw the same thing.

My wife and I saw the same

My wife and I saw the same thing. We were traveling west on I 44 in Joplin and saw the green fire streaking through the sky. Amazing! Beautiful!

Green Light In the Sky 3-23-2011

Channel 9 in Oklahoma City finally had a news story this morning.

They said it was a meteor that probably broke up south of I-40 near Elk City. They went on to say that anyone finding residue to call. Sure MUFON will be out in force there today!....LOL

Just passed by this site

Just passed by this site noticed some people were commenting on the weird goings on in the sky on this date:23/2/2011, i live in stoke-on-trent, england. i came in from a night out and my sister told me about very bright lights moving slowly in the sky, so i had a look for myself and noticed them straight away they seem to flash alot sometimes with a very distinctive colour iv seen a red, blue and a green flash coming from certain lights, i posted on facebook assuming someone would know what it is but all i got was "haha, I just got out of bed to look. There wierd, :L god knows..." if anyone does know what they actually please reply to me.

Two bright white lights

I live in North Northumberland, England. Tonight I went out to the garden at 20:40 hours (GMT) and saw two large and very bright white lights just to the bottom left of The Plough (Big Dipper). One almost directly above the other. They were stationary and visible for a couple of minutes. The lower of the two faded and disappeared before the upper one. I didn't see any other lights.
I have looked up the times for the International Space Station to be visible in this area and it can't have been that.
Anyone have any ideas?

I saw these SAME lights about

I saw these SAME lights about a week ago in Florida while on Lake Okeechobee during a fishing trip. I haven't been able to find out anything about them though after hours of searching on the web. Any clues?

Strange fast moving light above Cape Town suburbs (UFO)

I was having a smoke outside with a buddy at 19:30 CET (just before it got dark enough to see the stars) and I noticed a bright star like light in the sky roughly above the Tygerberg hills near Bothasig moving at a abnormal speed in a SW direction towards Bellville (about 30 degree angle away from the international airport) area where I lost few of it.
Description:
- Bright white light (brighter than any star in the surrounding sky)
- To high up to be a plane or jet.
- Moving too fast to be a satellite or comet.
- No Sound could be heard from the ground.
If anyone knows what this was please let me know.

Sorry I failed to mention

Sorry I failed to mention this was on Sunday 20 March 2011

For the last half hour my

For the last half hour my husband and I have been watch an red and yellow twinkling objet high in the sky over Southern California, San Fernando Valley has any one else seen this?

i have seen this in stoke on

i have seen this in stoke on trent england from 11 pm to the current time, iv noticed 3 lights 1 on the other side (i dont know n e s w)(sorry) of my house and 2 very high up that were from when i first saw them quite low down in the sky they seem to be continually rising. im freaked :(

I had to google it

Because I swear all this past week Ive been seeing some crazy stuff out in the night sky. Some have dismissed and said they were stars, but these were MUCH much closer. Then today, about an hour ago I saw exactly what you saw. In fact though I had been outside when I looked up to see three stars in formation and my immediate thought was it was Orion's belt. But then I noticed orions belt over the far left AND at the distance stars should be. I grew alarmed and gazed back at these "things/lights". I noticed they were more so hovering rather than stationary if that makes sense. I then ran inside to grab my camera. When I came back out they were fading in and out. I wanted to start filming but I was in awe. They faded out rather quickly after that, and as I looked around for more objects the sky filled with all kinds of "dots" quickly darting around the sky. I texted my friend and he said he saw some of the lights I saw. I began to feel kinda sick (not because of anything alien but b/c I couldnt believe what I was seeing). Then all of a sudden the sky went completely umm I guess empty. No stars ... no nothing. After a few minutes the starts slowly began to re-appear, and I stared at the sky looking for any other phenomena.... nothing.
Im totally weirded out. Somebody please tell me they witnessed this or ANYTHING similar to what I just saw.
Im in Southern California... its almost 11pm so it happened between 10pm and now.
And if anybody knows maybe even what it was... please tell me.
Right now im in a state of just woah.

UFOs seen all over the World

Hiya, I live in the south of New Zealand. A lot is going on right now world wide, from Earth Changes, Solar changes, which is all a Natural cycle. Our ancient people new much more of these times as they studied the sky's constantly for all reasons of life. please visit my site {www.outcome7.co.nz} which will explain a lot more of the times to soon come.
UFO activity has increased rapidly of late. watchful eyes on their creations.
Its an exciting time & we are privileged to be living on the Earth during this great shift.
Re-birth!!!

What sort of dope were you

What sort of dope were you smoking?

Your Eyes wide SHUT!

Well; Mr/Mrs?Both???
Guest Peter (not verified) on Fri, 25/03/2011 - 23:00
Its comments like yours {a number of narrow minded comments @ that} which make people feel too ashamed or embarrassed to come out & speak about certain REAL experiences or observations they have. alot is going on in the sky's at present & people need to share & know they are not crazy or assumed to be on drugs & are not alone in these "unexplained" sightings.
A lot of truth is hidden from the general public, some of the reason is fear of hysteria if certain people i;e {guest Peter} find out the truth which in my view is very real & down to Earth & makes sense. So take your blinkers off, stop being an "energy sucker" of putting others down, and if you dont believe in certain "Happenings" then why constantly browse for sites like this if you think there is nothing more to life than just whats @ the end of your nose.

I had to google it

I seen the same discription as had to google it, right down to the sky going dark......... the funny part is I am in Halifax Nova Scotia , Cananda, what makes this even weirder is I witnessed this at the same time aprox 11pm on the 23rd

Bright lights burning out.

Just saw two brilliant white lights in northeastern sky of southern CA, USA. They burned out rather quickly but were very brilliant and very near one another. They appeared stationary in the sky. Just west of that saw a falling star. Any suggestions as to what it was.

orange light in sky 21st march 2011

I was outside with a friend approx 8pm in Mandurah, WA Australia. I was looking up at the stars and noticed a bright orange/red light (about the size of a close star) it was moving across the sky and at first I thought it was a satellite but it was too bright and too big. It got progressively dimmer and then disappeared completely. My friend saw it too. It lasted about a minute from brightest till disappearance.
it had no tail so it wasn't a comet (i dont think). It was too slow for a shooting star

Orange Lights spotted and location Identified, lights minimized

In between 2:43 am and 3:15 am lights were spotted at an identified location. We received a call from brother who observed the light when his wife noticed it on her way home. He called us at 3:01 am to advise of sighting and asked us to come observe. In total, seven of us saw the obvious orange light minimize to a small white light. Location of sight was identified and pictures were taken but quality is not so good.

We are all curious as to what we witnessed!!! And will attempt to walk to area to verify if anything was there. Area was high a top a mountain and would be difficult for someone to be playing a hoax. Everyone here is puzzled and a lot shaken!