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Red and Orange lights over Brighton and Hove UK

My partner,son and myself were walking home in the very early hours of New Years Day. Looking towards the direction of the sea mainly their where lots of Orange and Red objects mostly together a few odd ones on the edge.Didn't attempt to count them. It's not the first i've seen them but the first time seeing so many together. Amazing Skies...

Strange orange lights

I live on the western coast of Florida, just North of Tampa. It was just after midnight and my family and I ran outside for our traditional New Years night of fireworks. While we are standing in the street, my Dad points to the south at a strange light, asking, "Is that a star!?" It was quite a distance away, we all turned to look at it, but it was too far away to really judge what it was. It seemed to be a blinking red/orange light, moving slowly. My brother shrugged it off as a plane. Now me, I have a "fear" I guess you could call it of aliens. I kept watch of the strange light and saw it move in a weird way, not a all like a plane. I had looked away for a second to tell everyone this, but when we looked back, it was gone! Keeping our eyes to the sky now, watching the other fireworks, not five minutes later one of us yells out that there is another one! We all see a strange orange-like object flying from the east towards northwest. There wasn't any wind last night, it didn't make any noise. We all just stared at it in mutual awe, excitement and in my case, fear. It was moving too slow to be a plan, it seemed to be stopping and going as it flew. Then just beyond the trees it was getting smaller and smaller and then disappeared. Then we all hear my dad yell, "There's another one!" Sure enough, another orange-light was coming from the same direction as the other one did. At this point we are all freaking out, thinking UFO's are coming. My dad and brother run down the street, trying to get a closer look. My brother managed to get a picture of it, but it was with his cellphone so you couldn't really make out what it was. My husband was quiet the whole time, like not wanting to believe what we were seeing, trying to shrug it off as a plane or balloon. After the 2nd one disappeared, my mom and dad had been watching the same area they had come from. My dad had said he saw a blue light and then the red/orange globe and then it disappeared. My mom had seen the same thing! They had looked at each other said, "Did you see that?!" .My mom went inside to check the internet to see if anyone else had seen these strange lights. Sure enough, people in the UK were reporting the sightings as well! After seeing nothing for awhile, I finally leave to drive back to my house(by myself by the way! Hubby had left earlier). On my way home, this is about 1:30am now, I'm of course watching the sky. Thinking to myself that there was no way I would see anything, there was another orange light! I immediately call my parents to tell them where it is, but they can't see it from their house. I start to follow it like an idiot, wanting to know what it was! But as I'm turning down streets trying to keep it in view, it disappears! My parents called me crazy for trying to follow it, but I really wanted to disprove what it was. I'm just glad we weren't the only ones to see these strange lights!

Bright Orange Lights Over South Florida

I saw the same orange lights over South Florida heading from SE to NW. In total I saw about 12 of these between 10:00pm and 2:00am (EST). They seemed to follow in a line, equally spaced from one another. However, at one point there was a cluster of three that appeared to form a triangle (although one was obviously at a higher altitude than the other two). I even heard a neighbor across the fence talking about the triangle shaped cluster saying, "If I see a dark shadow in the middle of those, I'm going to go inside the house." I've seen posts about these being Chinese lanterns, but they were too high, too fast and too symmetrical to be something non-guided or not in a steady orbit. I am also very familiar with air traffic in the area, and it is not in a normal traffic pattern. Scientific, science fiction...whatever it may be, I would love to have some idea of what these were.

I am in Miami and also saw

I am in Miami and also saw one of these orbs last night.
it was shortly after midnight. it was also heading SE to NW.

At midnight my family went

At midnight my family went outside to ring in 2011. My daughter noticed an orange light in the sky that looked similar to a flame. (12:05 A.M. approx.) It was moving from Southwest to East(?) in the sky over West St. Louis County, MO. There was no sound associated with the light and the sky was totally clear in our area. My daughter and I walked around to the other side of our house and watched as it disappeared in cloud cover over the city of St. Louis. Within 2 minutes of it's 'disappearance', we saw another light (identical) moving from the Northwest toward the same general cloud covered area. Again, there was no sound. Just wondering if anyone else saw anything. We had some very bad weather earlier in the day and a category 3 tornado came through an area within 6 or 7 miles from our home. The lights were both moving toward the area that suffered the greatest amount of damage. Very odd - especially the manner in which the lights moved and seemed to 'adjust' their direction (most notably the first light) and the absence of any sound. I went online to see if there were any other sightings in our area and found this site - so I thought I'd ask! Maybe someone else who witnessed these lights is also curious!

We saw the SAME thing at the SAME time.

We experienced the same situation last night also! It had just struck midnight, and my father was lighting some fireworks. One of the fireworks shot in the wrong direction so I ran towards the house. I saw an orange light coming from the west moving directly towards the east. I assumed it was a fume from a firework of some sort. Either way I told my parents to look up, they really didn't believe me the first time until the 2nd one came! It was moving in the same pattern except it slowed down at a small turn. My mom says when it slowed down, it had a red line with a orange circle in the middle. We were total awe. The creepy (& similar) things about our stories were: I'm also the daughter & I also spotted the light first, and it happened right at midnight! My dad thinks it was Chinese lanterns, I think it was the government.

Im in south florida and at

Im in south florida and at 1201 i saw the same light that looked like a fire ball going from southeast to west now i know its a fact cause i was even able to record it and we also had clear skies it lasted at least 3 to four minutes as it dissapeard going west at least 12 of us saw it .

Bright orange light NZ

This morning at about 12:30am I noticed a bright orange light in the sky above Cambridge - New Zealand. It was moving like a plane - quite fast and there was little to no wind - but not flashing like a plane, it was a bright orange ball that eventually vanished into the distance. I was with several other people and pointed it out to them and they all thought it was quite strange! Definatley an unidentified flying object!

Hi there, we saw orange light

Hi there, we saw orange light hovering slowly from the low south and make its way up to the northern side within a few minutes while we were staying in fairlie, canterbury new zealand at about 11:30pm 31/12/2010. the object was in moving slowly, no sound and was initially in low cloud then rapidly disappeared into the distance. defiantly was not a plane and looked like a fire in the sky.

Bright orange light NZ (Palmerston North)

I saw a similar light last night (1/1/11) west of Palmerston North. I was driving home about 10.30pm and thought it was a plane on fire because it was not a clear shape like a circle or anything. I pulled up the car to watch and it just seemed to stay still and I could not hear anything. I raced home which is about 30 seconds away, then got out of the car and watched it some more - it started to move just slightly further away then in about 3 seconds it got smaller and smaller then disappeared.

It is really hard to work out how far away things are in the night sky - it was a clear starry night and the orange light seemed abut 10 times or more the size of the closest star - it appeared to be a lot closer which is why I thought it was a plane.

Did anyone else in Palmy see this? I wish I had stopped and asked other people if they could see it just so I didn't think I was seeing things!

I live in Palm Bay, Florida

I live in Palm Bay, Florida and tonight at 12:15 seen what looked like a ball of fire in the sky. It was moving really fast. Then at 12:20 seen a second one. My daughter took a picture of it. In the picture when blown up looks like it is moving in different directions like zigzag.
My question is what were they and would love to know if others saw them?

Did anyone see the bright meteor in New Jersey 1-1-2010 12:45am?

It traveled from west to east high across the sky. It moved slowly like a plane but was very yellow with a reddish tip. It looked like it was blinking but then it was more like flickering towards the end and then dimed and faded out. I was thinking it was a meteor but it was moving to slow so I’m thinking it must have been a piece of a satellite re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up. Very strange but very cool!

red lights hovering

At approximately 12:01 am me and some friends saw 3 bright red lights that looked like stars. then they slowly started moving across the sky with them each flickering and then dissapearing. 3 more of these came over the horizon and they were ina looked like a military formation but there was no sound and they all dissapeared after 10 minutes. the sky was clear with no clouds..

Counted a total of nine red

Counted a total of nine red lights seperately traveling up in altitude over north Jersey heading from west to east. Does anyone know if this is some kind of military training exercise?

red object

I've seen 2 red objects around 1 am and until now I wander if what was that.. could anybody explain those objects..?

MTA Train 6:45pm heading North

I saw this right before the train stopped at the Greystone station. I had never seen anything like this before! The train travels up the Hudson River. I looked out to the right and saw it fall out the sky with a huge blue, bright blue LED blue tail. Then it just dissipated over the river. It was amazing!

moving starts like things in night sky

I am from the hilly region of India and the place i am from is in the Himalayan range. every evening when I sit infront of my house, I see bright star like things moving in the sky. we see atleast 3-4 on regular basis. they move from East to west normally and are at times we see one and someimes two. sometimes it is one followed by the other, as if one covering the other, like it happens in army during the war.This is very strange can some one tell me , what these are. Are we wittenessing FOs on regular basis.

Bright orange lights Whangaparaoa

My husband and I saw three bright orange lights over Whangaparaoa about 11.30pm tonite did anyone else? We are in Army Bay and they drifted past us slowly - one also appeared briefly towards Auckland then disappeared. There was no noise at all. Strange. Didnt anyone else see them?

Bright Orange Lights Over New Plymouth last night

I was in New Plymouth last night with my son and daughter in law. We were standing on our motel balcony around 12am and saw a bright orange light travelling above us from south west to north east. It was definitely lower than aircraft would fly but still pretty high up and like an orange ball. It moved silently in a straight line for about 3 minutes and then vanished. A couple of minutes later we saw another one travelling from west to east in front of us at the same height. Again there was no sound and it travelled for quite a distance and then vanished. It was very strange. We have never seen anything like that before. Did anyone else see them in this area last night?

Bright Orange Lights over York PA

My wife and I saw several orange lights in the sky moving slowly from the south west to the north east. They would change in number from 1 to as many as 9. Moving in ways a plane or helicopter cannot. Im also work in the aviation world and they did not have the recognized blinking white and red lights on them. The lights would just appear, move quickly in different directions, fade out, come back....very strange. Never say anything like it.

Bright Orange Lights Over New Plymouth last night

YES! My husband, sister-in-law, Great Friend and I were sitting on our Deck on Pinehurst Beach in Wareham and saw the same thing. I could only describe it as you have already done so. Is there any word on what it was???

Hi there, we're in Nelson and

Hi there, we're in Nelson and we saw the same sort of thing a few times last night. First one was rising vertically from behind mount arthur ranges around dusk and faded. Didn't think much of it, as not much of a UFO follower. Later we saw two other lights separately with one of the lights rising then moving towards Nelson and turning in a long curve facing north and disappearing. All in complete silence. There was no wind and it was below cloud level. Very strange, expected it to be all over the Nelson Mail front page today !!

orange and red lights in sky

hi there this is stevie pursley from paisley last night me and my wife seen a few of orange and red lights last night at 00 15 this lasted for a while we seen a lot not just one or two about nine all in from all directions this is not the first time i have seen then but did not say anything in case people thought i was off my head but now my wife has seen them now it makes me feel a bit better now stevie p from paisley.

Orange Lights over Dublin at same time!

Hi, I live in Dublin, Ireland, and saw these lights at exactly the same time. (I'm assuming you mean Paisley in Scotland.) I'm guessing that people were letting off Chinese lanterns for New Year's Eve. Strange coincidence, nonetheless.

This is something I've never seen before...

I live in Montana, and this last August my friend and I were in front of my house talking so we wouldn't wake up my family. At about 1:30 am the sky lit up, not like anything I've seen. It was so bright bright I couldn't see my hand in front of my face. It was the brightest white I've ever seen. This light blinded us for at least 5-10 seconds. About 5 or so minutes later it happened again. It seems like the light originated from down the street from my house (roughly behind my house) and there was no noise And it was at ground level. My friend saw it both times. Soon after there were two lights in the sky moving north to south and then sped rapidly to west (not the usual direction for airline traffic in my area).

If anyone knows what this could be, please let me know.

mereor in new jersey

Awesome meteor in new jersey Dec 29th 2010. Hugh trail followed as it broke apart near the ground. It was the brightest I have ever seen, and BIG! I watch the meteor showers whenever I can and never seen anything like this. It was in the southwestern sky at about 8:30 at night. I was in South Jersey at the time and it looked like it might have landed in the immediate Philadelphia area.

Unknown Event In Night Sky

At approx 6:50 PM EST 12/28/10 I was walking my dog in a NW direction down my driveway. As I arrived near the street end (Clear view of the sky), but just before clearing the tress I saw a bright white flash in the sky North of me at about (what appeared to me to be under 30,000 feet. I've dealt with light flares and this was as intense as at least 10 going off at the same time. Alas it was for a mere second or two. I ran the extra few feet to the road and saw a red fire ball followed by red sparks falling in a steep arch from NE to SW. When it hit what I would say was about 15-20,00 feet it went out. I at first thought of an aircraft explosion since I live in a dense aircraft traffic pattern area around Philadelphia International and Atlantic City Airport were both NY bound and other trans Atlantic flight are routed. I am pleased to learn that it was (Thank God) most likely a small meteor. Something to remember at this most "Holy Time" of year!

I saw the meteor too!

On 12/28/2010, I was a passenger on the Garden State Parkway heading southbound, approaching Red Bank around the same time (a little before 7). At this point on the highway we were heading SE, so my view out the passenger window was towards the SW. I witnessed an extremely fast-moving, glowing red object streak across the sky NE to SW -- it was gone in about a second or two. I assumed it had to be a meteor. It was very low; seemed to be around cloud level. I went online specifically to see if others had seen it and the above report corroborates what I saw!

Meteor Sighting

I was traveling on 684 towards White Plains in Westchester, NY at approximately the same time frame mentioned by others (6:45pm). I saw what appeared to be a shooting star traveling in a southwestly direction. I had never seen anything like this. It was extremely bright. The head had almost a football shape with a tail approximately 3 times the lengh of the head. What lead me to believe that it was more than a shooting star was the massive size, brightness, and how long it lasted.

I saw what I thought was a

I saw what I thought was a meteor hitting downtown white plains, ny I was headed towards the TZ bridge headed west. It had a blue and red flame for a tale. It was amazing.

I saw it too!

I saw it too!

Falling green light spotted from route 84 in NY...

I was traveling route 84 west at aprox. 7pm on Dec. 28th just outside of Middletown, NY when a green light falling from the southern sky caught my attention. As I looked up it continued to fall to earth; it got brighter and brighter turning white and then back to green before it faded away as it approached the ground. It was the most impressive sight I have ever seen in the night sky.

I saw something that looked

I saw something that looked like a shooting star Tuesday night (12/28/10) around 6:45 pm in Somerville, MA. It was unlike any shooting star I had ever seen, though. It lasted several seconds and was as bright and big as a firework, only it had the trajectory of a shooting star. Then it just faded out.


saw a shooting ball of fire last night on RT 2 Solomons Island Road did anyone else see it

Meteor, asteroid, HUGE shooting star?

I was exiting a restaurant in Middletown, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec 28th 2010, around 7pm, when my eye caught a huge ball of light in the southern sky, traveling east to west. I thought at first a streetlight in the parking lot was falling over, but then I saw it was a fireball in the sky. It was colored yellow, then orange, then a greenish color, and it flew fast-- in 2 seconds or so it was gone. It was definitely something that will stay with me the rest of my life. A friend of mine saw it as well, and he is an hour north of Middletown, in the Tyler Hill, PA area.

Meteor in Vernon, NJ 12/28/10

As I was walking my dog around 6:50pm (est) I noticed how crisp & clear the sky looked, a few clouds but still a stary night... Out of nowhere the sky lit up like there was a lightening bolt. I look up and see the most amazing shooting star I've ever seen!! A huge ball of greenish sparks went shooting through the sky with an awesome colorful trail following it. The show lasted for about 3 seconds. I'd say it was traveling north west before I watched it just dissipate into thin air. Very cool.

meteor Northern VA

We saw the same object walking our dog in Arlington, VA looking north, northwest around 6:45 or so Dec 28, 2010; traveling westward bright white/gold light with blue and trails

12-28-10 @ 6:45pm

I was at my back house door on my way in-when an extremely bright pure, whiter than white light caught my attention. I looked & this rather large object was shooting across with orange "sparks" trailing. I had never seen anything like this before. I looked for others-but that was the only one I saw. I just can't believe the size, yet the brightness of the object. Would this be a "falling star" or space trash. Regardless-it was awesome to witness!

Saw it too.

I saw this too. I was driving in Central Virginia on 12/28. I did not note the time but I was north of Richmond meaning that it was likely after 6:30 p.m. ET. I appeared bright white and disappeared a few seconds after I saw it. It seemed really close, closer than any shooting star I've seen before.


Green light with white tail, seen in Southern Sky from Houghton Bay around midnight Thurs 30th Dec 2011.

Shooting Star on the Upper West Side around 7pm ish

A beautiful white light with a not so long trail shot across the sky and disappeared behind a building near 79th or 80th st. and Broadway. I wasn't quite sure if it was a shooting star so I googled it and here we are. Now I'm certain. The light was so clean and bright...AWESOME.

Bright white shooting Starin NJ

I was on my way to the train station in Secaucus at approximately 6:45 PM when I saw the bright light on my window over to the right. It moved so quietly downwards before I realized it was a shooting star. I know because I have seen many shooting stars in other coutries before and it was moving the same, smooth movement. The only difference with this one was it was so big and bright, almost like a flare but luminous white. It was such a breath-taking experience to see it. I feel so fortunate to have seen it at that very moment. I couldn;t get over it, so I ad to google the informaiton tonight, and here it is...I was not the only one who saw it. From my angle, it seemes the direction was going down towards Jersey City side, as that is te way I was going. Imagine just 3 days after Christmas. Who knows what it was, if it really was a shooing star or a firework. Can a scientist please confirm what I saw tonight please?


meteor in the sky

I was driving home last pm, also around 6:45 when this bright light suddenly appeared- at first I thought it was an airplane coming out of the clouds. Then it suddenly shot downward with a bright tail. I have seen shooting stars before, but this was the brightest that I have ever seen.
I was traveling north on I-81 in Va.

shooting star???

I too saw the shooting star/meteor in New Jersey @ 6:45pm 12/28/10 while walking my dog in a dark field. It was bold, BIG, and appeared so close. It had a bluish tail moving slowly across the sky before disappearing. My 1st reaction was fireworks, then thought meteor due to never seeing a shooting star so big & close... Absolutely beautiful! I took advantage and made a wish! Hope someone else saw this.

Southern NJ blue green object


Myself and two other witnesses saw this object as I was being pushed out of some snow. Bright blue green object trailed across the southerrn NJ sky. It looked like a meteor or space debris burning up on entry to our atmosphere. We viewed the object for approximately 5 seconds, particles streamed off of it. It appeared to be behind Atlantic City and over the mainland, marshes....


Super fast, faster than normal planes

I was on County Road B & highway 36 in Maplewood, Mn when I spotted what I thought initially was an airplane, but it traveled at a rather fast speed, and by the time I had mentioned for my partner to look at it, it was already out of sight. He had said it probably wasn't an airplane, which made me begin to doubt it was, but I did see this light traveling very fast in the sky.

Shooting star?

On Dec 26th, 2010 we were driving west on the 401 near Port Hope at about 9:10pm. I looked to my right and saw what at first I thought was a shooting star but it was travelling paralell. I then thought it must be a plane but it was traveling much too fast. It then turned from a white light to a burning orange and then I could no longer see it. I have never seen anything like it. I have never seen a falling star stay visable for that long before or travel paralell as a posed to falling downward? Any ideas what it was? It was very exciting to see and dispite the fact there were five of us in the van I was the only one lucky enough to see it.

Lights over rathkeale co.limerick - 27-12-10

Monday evening 27-12-10 @ approximate 9pm, driving between croagh and rathkeale - co.limerick ireland, and there was a series of approx 7-10 lights moving in sync with each other at what seemed to be the same pace, they were the colour of fire, like massive burning embers. Did anyone see the same, it was the strangest thing I have ever seen?.......

Bright, far distanced lights in the sky moving In WY

An appearance on 12-28-10 exactly at 8:56 in the Mountain Time Zone.This is really awkward. This hasn't been my first time seeing these far-distanced lights that change colors. All of them moving to the same direction. It wasn't only one that i saw, it seemed like they were in a pack, each one keeping their distance from each other.What makes it really weird for me is that, why would this things show up into the sky automatically, like for a second you see nothing in the sky but out of nowhere lights show up in the dark blue sky. Obviously it's not an airplane (because planes flash lights like every 2 or 3 seconds) and it's not a star (star don't change colors, they are still & look like bright silver or white stars) and they are not comets (comets move pretty fast). There is no explanation of what this is. It's something that we are not aware of. But what people should do, is look at the sky around 9- 11:30, and see for themselves. When i saw this i thought it was some kind of aircraft, but it's not. These things look like bright stars moving at a medium pace, that change colors, it may be orange and white, or red and blue. I'm not too sure about the colors but they sure change colors, on that i'm 100% positive. And when you spot one, another one appears out of no where on the sky. Some things in this world are really unusual, strange, extraordinary,unique, unparalleled, prodigious, outstanding, and phenomenal.