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Saturday 19 June 2010 approx

Saturday 19 June 2010 approx 7.55 pm - 8.00, central Palmerston North NZ. Sky clear, happened to look up and north and saw five red - orange slightly pulsating lights appear from 320 - 340 degrees magnetic (checked direction with compass as soon as they disappeared) and went fairly slowly overhead in a straight line. Two groups of two followed by a single trailing light. No tails like I usually see with meteors. Significantly larger than any star or satelite I have seen. Visible for maybe two minutes until they faded out.

Floating orange like balls

Yesterday I went to park my car in my back garden at 23.30 and seen orangy/gold balls floating in the sky, not exactly round but ovally like, I live in Bilston W Midlands and my 14 year old son along with another lady passing by was extremely shocked, the were passing by slowly in twos and threes for a good 20 minutes.

What a experience we took photos and recorded it on our phone.

Floating orange like balls

Yesterday I went to park my car in my back garden at 23.30 and seen orangy/gold balls floating in the sky, not exactly round but ovally like, I live in Bilston W Midlands and my 14 year old son along with another lady passing by was extremely shocked, the were passing by slowly in twos and threes for a good 20 minutes.

What a experience we took photos and recorded it on our phone.

Yeah i saw them and was

Yeah i saw them and was disappointing that their was no sound barrier noise as they went over head.very impressive i must say.

light

Tuesday night Auckland looking South east over Tamaki Estuary. Shooting star ? very very low in sky heading North South direction. Any idea what it was?

Fireball over Cambridge, UK Wed 16/06/10 approx 11pm

Last night I went outside before I went to bed.
I happened to look up to see a bright orange ball flying through the sky from west to east for about 5 seconds before it disappeared.
I cannot find anything about it on the internet, apart from here and you are all a long way from me!

orange reddish ball

it was june 11,2010 i was sitting outside my house in los lunas new mexico around 11 or 12 pm out the corner of my eye i seen a light it surprised me i had no clue wat it was it looked like a big orange reddish thing on fire leaving a tail of wat seemed like fire lasted 5-10 sec n seemed like it blew up it was almost going about a 45 degree angle north east any one else see it? n wat was it i cant find anything on here that is exactly wat i saw

orange reddish ball

My wife and I saw this burning orange red ball travelling northeast over no. california on friday night the 11th of june,about 930 pm or so, it travelled very fast and then "blew up" and fell to earth, I guess. It looked like a plane on fire, then not too far behind it was a plane flying in the same direction.

orange reddish fireball

I was out for a walk Friday June 11 on a clear beautiful night in Victoria, BC, Canada when around 12 AM PST a bright orangey red fireball fell towards the earth in the northeastern sky.
It lasted around 5-6 seconds, had a very long "tail" of fire behind it, and seemed very close to the earth. I did not notice anything explode or blow up prior to seeing it fall quickly to earth.
It was also reasonably large- maybe because I am north of you and a little closer to where it fell? It did look like something on fire but not sure what it was...
Any other witnesses or word on what this was?

Orange reddish ball

Yesterday on 16/06/2010, 22-2300 local time in Turkiye / Istanbul, 3 friends of me and I was drinking beer in the balcony and observed same thing. An orrange reddish ball flew in the sky fm east to west, and after 10 minutes another one passed by.

My friend took pictures of it. It was almost at the size of full moon and the falmes were completely examinable. Thats why I started to search on the internet and seen yr comment.

Fireball over Cambridge, UK 16/06/10 approx 10.55pm

Last night I went out into my garden just before I went to bed.
I happened to look up just in time to see a bright orange ball fly across the sky from west to east for approx 4 seconds before it disappeared.
I cannot find anything about it on the internet apart from similar sightings on here, but they are a long way from me.

Hi all, I'm Philip Duncan -

Hi all,

I'm Philip Duncan - and I run this site.  I am based in New Zealand - just, simply, curious as to how you found our website?  We have a large number of UK reports... just wondering if you found out site somewhere else?  We are keen to help you identify the sights you've seen... so it all helps!

Cheers

Phil

patriotic kiwi

How serious do you take these strange sights in the sky and do you really want to find out the answers. There is a large learning curve in physics for normal old joe blogs to comprehend and then you may just get close to understanding it.

orange balls

hi phil, thanks for giving me an avenue to express what i saw, Im the guy that had a huge ball of fire the size of a house fly over me in the uk, Im sure that some of these lights can be explained space junk, balloons, lanterns or maybe one two many down the pub but what i saw defies any logical answer, as for your question I guess that i done what we all do now and goggled fire ball in the sky or some same search, when you have witnessed a major event and no one wants to listen to you, you search and you search and you search and then you will find, and there you was lol

I seem to be following you

I seem to be following you around Phil. If you are the same Phil from southend on sea. Myself and a few others who I was with at the time saw the same fireball in the sky, the size of a house. No smoke trail, just burning like the sun. Moving horizontal, way below cloud level, and if it was a meteor it would have probably wiped us out in the region we were in, with aftershocks flattening buildings and a huge cloud of dust. So I doubt it was a meteor. 500-2000ft from ground level, this thing was the size of a house at least.

Lights in North West Sky seen in Auckland

I saw what Ben saw. Last night from Central Auckland towards the North West A falling light that broke up. I also saw slightly further towards the North East about an hour and half later, a larger and more spectacular light explosion with colours which were brighter and bigger. These were sighted between 8pm and 9.30 -10pm Tuesday. Also the night before last (Monday) at around 8pm in the same area I saw what looked like a satellite.. which changed direction moving in a tight triangular pattern and then flashed twice and disappeared. Definitely not aircraft as these were also visible in another part of the sky nearby at the same time. Space junk perhaps?

Bright fast moving light Napier New Zealand

I was driving home last night and as I pulled up to an intersection I observed a bright fast moving light directly in front of me crossing around 40 degrees of the sky in no more than about half a second before it disappeared below the houses across the road in front of me.
Checking my GPS logs, it occured at 21:46:47 local time on Tuesday 15 June 2010 and I was travelling on a heading of 102 degrees True.
It appeared to descend vertically, however, if it was a meteor travelling directly away from me I suspect it would appear to descend vertically.
Just curious if anyone else saw anything.

Possible space junk

Me and a mate we're out at the driving range near auckland airport tonight (tuesday 16th) and i was sitting down having a smoke when i just happend to be looking in the right place at the right time and saw something enter the atmosphere first started off as orange and then very bright white, broke in two and dissapeared, only lasted a second or two but my mate saw it too. quite impressive. anyone else happen to see it? it was out towards the north west area.

Oh and i forgot to mention

Oh and i forgot to mention this was around 9:20pm

Red Fire in the sky over Las Vegas on 06/06/2010

My husband and I were sitting out in our backyard in the evening when i see a red reflex ion on the neighbors window across from us. I turned around to look to see what it was..a red fireball huge looking was flying across the valley skies i could not believe my eyes and called my husband to come look so he was also amazed, wasn't sure what it may have been. Did anyone see it?

No, I did not see the

No, I did not see the fireball on the 6th; however, it sounds just like the one I saw on the evening of the 8th. I couldn't believe my eyes -- the ball with tail was so large, it must have been a satellite??? Like you and your husband I would like to know if anyone else had this experience.

Orange light coming from the east

My girlfriend and I were sitting on the balcony last saturday. We both saw a bright orange object appearing from the east. It moved too fast to be a regular airliner and appeared to be slowing down slightly. Max elevation was around 80 degrees when the object was south of us. Then I fetched my binoculars (11x80). When I returned 30s later the object was fainting and still moving to the west. Through the binoculars, the object seemed to have a more or less cylindrical shape once the orange light had faded. It was slowly spinning, but not along its axis.
I first thought of a used rocket stage reentering the atmosphere, but it moved retrograde - which is quite uncommon.

Location: Melsele, Belgium
Time: Jun 5 2010 - max elevation at 22:52 local time / 20:52 GMT

Triangular lights followed by meteorite/fireball

On 06-06-2010 sighted over Teulada, south Spain:
Aprox. 11:30 PM appeared a triangular shaped, steady glowing object in the sky. Looked like a triple exhaust flame from a missile/rocket. Had a short trajectory and appeared too slow to be an airplane (could be caused by the viewing angle). Intensified to a bightness comparable to four times the brightness of Venus (as seen this time of year around 9/10 PM) and dissapeared. Event took less then 8 seconds.
This was followed 15 minutes later by (what looked like) a meteorite breaking up in the atmosphere. Brightest event I ever encountered. It lit up the nightsky and was even visible through the few scattered clouds around. Both events took place in the same area of the night sky, roughly following the same trajectory.

Orange Fire in the Sky

Last night Saturday 5th June 2010 6 of us were outside having a barbie,in carterton next to RAF Brize Norton,it was about 10 Oclock at night,when we all saw a bright orange fire ball in the sky just below the cloud it was travelling twice as fast as an Plane it was a triangular glow of red and yellow,it streaked across the top of us and dissapeared into a black puff of smoke some distance away,it was visible for just a short time. none of us have ever witnessed anything like this in our life time,has anyone any ideas????? It must have appeared on the RAF Station Radar I wonder what they made of it?

Red fire ball in the sky

I saw the exact same thing on Sunday June 6th over Las Vegas, Nevada.

06/06/2010 12:30pm Hello, a

06/06/2010
12:30pm

Hello, a shooting star passed over Marseille (France) ...
This is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnXunV89yHU

lights

sizewell, leiston , suffolk . england last night 05/06/2010 at about 10.30pm i was sitting in my garden having a coffee and looked up and saw a bright light coming from the east . as i watch it another one appeared and followed the first one. then another and another about 10 or 12 came from east and then turn north and slowly went out of sight. i was not the only one to see this other people were out side too , no one could say what these lights were. no trails and no noise and just followed each other. when they had gone about 10 mins after i heard some aircraft and saw one with flashing lights as normal heading the same way as the weird lights went. i stayed up to see if anything else would appear for about 2 hours but nothing. i would love to know if anyone knows anything on these lights.

Orange Lights in the Night Sky

Myself and my wife saw 5 Orange Lights flying over York North Yorkshire around about 11pm, they flew at the same speed, no sound what so ever, heading toward the university of york.. i wonder if anyone else saw these too. i have a footage on my mobile but its very fade

Orange Ball of Light in Sky

Last night 04/06/10 at 11pm I saw a large orange ball drop from the sky east of Bayswater Auckland. It looked like a massive shooting star and disappeared behind the land probably out in the Hauraki Gulf to the North of Rangitoto, thought it was a large piece of space junk burning up.

I live on top of the

I live on top of the Waitakere Ranges and saw the hooting star head over the North Shore, Auckland. I saw it for about 3 seconds and it vanished before the Horizon. It was larger than i have seen before, so thought it was a plane but it was going to fast.

ORANGE BALL OF FIRE IN THE SKY

We are all but a few having the same sightings and they are not chiness lanterns. My sighting was very close at about 500 ft over my head on 28 4 10 at 7 40 pm in southend on sea essex UK, this craft swerved left then flew over the top of my road and me it was about the size of a HOUSE, it was burning a fire like i have never see before, I have seen a lot of things in my life and i can catagoracly say that what i saw was not of this world, as it went over me i cupped my hands around my ears to get a better listen and it was totally silent, this craft is not filling up at BP or your local petrol station. Which makes me ask the BIG QUESTION as to why all these thousands of incredible but credible sightings from all over the world have not hit main stream TV NEWS. I have personally called CNN BBC SKY NEWS and every other major news agency that i could after my event that was on a biblical scale but guess what NO ONE WANTS KNOW OR TALK TO ME.
We all need a way to unite and find a way to bring this story of fact to the world. If you would like to contact me with how to or descusse how to then reach me at pilytkid@hotmail.com

ORANGE BALL OF FIRE IN THE SKY

We are all but a few having the same sightings and they are not chiness lanterns. My sighting was very close at about 500 ft over my head, this craft swerved left then flew over the top of my road and me it was about the size of a HOUSE, it was burning a fire like i have never see before, I have seen a lot of things in my life and i can catagoracly say that what i saw was not of this world, as it went over me i cupped my hands around my ears to get a better listen and it was totally silent, this craft is not filling up at BP or your local petrol station. Which makes me ask the BIG QUESTION as to why all these thousands of incredible but credible sightings from all over the world have not hit main stream TV NEWS. I have personally called CNN BBC SKY NEWS and every other major news agency that i could after my event that was on a biblical scale but guess what NO ONE WANTS KNOW OR TALK TO ME.
We all need a way to unite and find a way to bring this story of fact to the world. If you would like to contact me with how to or descusse how to then reach me at pilytkid@hotmail.com

Orange Ball In The Sky

I seen a orange ball, around the same size as a plane, travelling across the sky at speed for around 30 seconds. It ended up disappearing into the clear sky; which was weird. It wasn't a plane, I lived long enough to tell the difference. Planes flash or are static and are rarely this orange. It seemed to be on fire as the orange light was constant and distorted. My first thought was it was a meteor or a rocket. Straight away I searched on google to see what it was; I found this - MIND = BLOWN

Forgot to add that I'm from England, United Kingdom; Yeovil, Somerset. Approx: 10:30 pm.

Orange Ball In The Sky

I seen a orange ball, around the same size as a plane, travelling across the sky at speed for around 30 seconds. It ended up disappearing into the clear sky; which was weird. It wasn't a plane, I lived long enough to tell the difference. Planes flash or are static and are rarely this orange. It seemed to be on fire as the orange light was constant and distorted. My first thought was it was a meteor or a rocket. Straight away I searched on google to see what it was; I found this - MIND = BLOWN

Huge Bright Orange Flash

Anyone observe a huge bright orange flash NE over the pacific this evening at approx 21:30hrs?

So it's 10:36 right now I'm

So it's 10:36 right now I'm from Oklahoma I saw a light in the sky that was a orange ball. It was there for awhile so I thought it was a planet now it's just gone. Weird were there any comments reported?

Seen orange reddish ball of fire

Seen a ball of light my first thought was ball of fire First one was@ 1pm and next 2 was around 10min after..Following the same path there was no sound or blinking just a big orange reddish ball. I live in the Greater Sudbury(ON)area Today we are May 30/2010

I've just seen orange redish flying balls of light

I walked outside about 45 minutes ago and saw an orange redish ball of light flying over the caravan they were flying quite high and quite fast but steadily at first there were two in the sky one was travelling the other one was still, (which dissapeard),the other one flew over quite far then dissapeard through the sky, then I saw about 5 in sequence there were more than 10 seconds between each one I saw, icannot explain what I saw?? I'm in Lincolnshire at the moment

corection

it was 1 am not pm

4 Orange lights in sky

I am in Akron Ohio and at approximately 11 pm May 30th, 2010, I saw a strange orange light go across the sky. It almost looked like it was on fire. After 5 minutes or so, another one came from the same direction as the last and went the same way. Five or so minutes later, the third went, and then a few minutes later, the fourth. I took pictures of them and they look like orange balls in the photos, but when I focused my camera on them w/out taking pictures, they seemed to be dancing or zig zagging across the sky and they didn't look like balls of light but more worm liked shape?? I have never seen anything like this and would really like to know what they were. I tried to take video but they were to high up for my phone to catch them on video.

I am in Apple Valley, Ohio

I am in Apple Valley, Ohio and we saw the same thing. 11pm on the 30th. Only saw 1 light but it appeared to be zig zagging very fast then in a straight line, then disappeared. It wasn't a satellite. See those all the time. Wasn't a shooting star. It was just the strangest thing I've ever seen.

4 Orange lights in sky

Rachel, is the date of your sighting correct? I only ask because of what we saw. At 1052pm Saturday May 29th at Brampton, between Carlisle and Newcastle, northern England, my wife pointed through our living room window to a bright orange/red light moving quickly from east to west. I went outside, there was no sound, the light was shining through thin cloud. It was similar to the Space Station which we have seen before. As that light passed overhead a second light followed from the east, the first light was still visible at the same intensity as it travelled west. Then a third light appeared from the east followed by a fourth. The lights were evenly spaced. Military helecopters occasionally follow the A69 road between Newcastle and Carlisle but these were not helecopters - no navigation lights or sound and the same light intensity visible after passing overhead. The wind was a westerly that night. A neighbour was outside at the time watching these lights, he joked that the second light was about to land on my house and called to me enquiring where they were from I called back that they were Vulcans!

Jim Sullivan
(retired cop)

at 11:20pm in Iowa City, Iowa

at 11:20pm in Iowa City, Iowa I saw one of those balls of light. It was read and visibly burning. It looked like it was falling from the sky toward the earth, extinguished after a while, and then continued passed the horizon.

Fireball caught in pictures Waterloo Region, Ontario. Canada

From local TV coverage...

Link: http://www.swo.ctv.ca/news.php?id=7436

Curious Waterloo Region residents are asking questions after a fireball was spotted in the skies on Tuesday night. (May 25, 2010)

Michelle Tremblay-Emary and Kim Schultz captured the sight on video and say it lasted only a minute or two.

"It was just huge at first and then it got smaller and it just went so slow," says Tremblay-Emary.

Surprisingly, no one seems to know what it might have been. Astronomers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario are not aware of any meteors.

cant seem to watch that video

cant seem to watch that video for some reason and dont seem to be able to find that video anywhere else

O que seria isso?

Ontem 26-05-2010 em Ceres- Goiás- Brasil, em torno das 19:15 hrs, eu e meu amigo estávamos no pátio da faculdade quando de repente eu vi uma bola que brilhava e percorria o céu e deixava um rastro atrás como que uma cauda que brilhava também. Minha reação foi de fascínio no momento e confusão, pois não sabia se fazia um pedido ou se gritavaa...então fiquei muda..Quando "isso"desapareceu, eu perguntei o meu amigo se ele também tinha avistado, e ele disse que sim... e eu confusa e com medo de me passar por louca, perguntei a ele se tinha uma possibilidade de ser fogo de artifício.. ele olhou bem na minha cara e disse.. Não sua burra... fogo de artífio não percorre todo o céu, faz barulho e é bem menor. Então hoje pesquisei por toda a net para saber se havia alguma previsão de meteoro, cometa ou sei lá oq.. Então fica aqui minha pergunta.. alguém viu algo parecido? O que seria isso? meu email: mityol@hotmail.com

3 fireballs falling from the sky

On may 25 2010 around 10 pm in san diego california, I was on the freeway coming home from work to my house in tijuana mexico when the sky cought my attention and I saw like 3 fireballs falling to earth at a blazzing fast speed, I was on the phone talking to my girlf friend and I was explaining what I was seeing, I tought those things where going to hit the ground and do mayor damage. I was even saying my permanent goodbyes to my girl. But then I saw that the 3 lights stood still after being dropped down at a very fast speed, I then sayd "what is this" thats when I knew this was not normal. I really think it was some type of ufo because 1 light just disapeard in a heart beat, the other 2 lights where standing still for about 10 seconds then they started to move to the left and then to the right leaving the same trail of fire like effect in the tail. then they just disappeared real quick. What was this?

3 balls of fire

I saw that too, while I was driving to Tijuana on the 805 South, I looked up towards the east/south my guess right above tecate. It truly was very strange to see. Let me know if an explanation comes up.

Juan

orange ball in sky 22/5/2010

just to confirm, i too saw the orange ball high up in the sky on the 22/5/2010 at around 22.00 to 22.15 hours. at first i thought it was a plane, however i stood and watched it pass overhead high up, but it was totally silent. certainly wasn,t a chinese lantern. sighted in newton aycliffe ,co durham

Orange fiery thing in the sky!

Me and my friend were walking towards her house in Derby (UK) and it was approx 22:15 on 24/05/10 We were just minding our own business and i noticed an orange light flying past in the sky. I asked her what it was and at first she thought it was an aeroplane or something but after a few seconds we knew it was something else! We were very puzzled and after about a good five minutes we saw a trail of smoke in the sky. We googled it and thought it might have been a meteor.. Im still quite freaked out and would love to know what it was and if anyone else had seen it.