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Orange burning object in night sky over Central Illinois US

At approximately 10:05 pm I saw an orange and little white burning object moving across the sky traveling north to south slightly a few degrees west. Also a red glow at very end after flying to the left of my vision. Holding my arm straight out using my samsung impression to get the the height off the ground was 2.2 phones. Width of the glow was 3/8 of an inch wide 1.5 inches long at arms length. Horizontal trajectory. Covered the whole night sky in about 3 seconds give or take 0.5 seconds. Almost close enough to see the object in front but looked distorted. Saw the drag of the atmosphere burning around it on all sides of the object. Literally saw it close enough to see the empty space right behind the object not burning. No sound! A lot of shooting stars tonight! But this wasn't the same as the countless shooting stars and other objects flying over head. Shortly afterward a few commercial planes flew by, which were flying much higher than the object that I saw and took over a minute to travel the night sky. Not to much longer saw two satellites traveling northeast to southwest along very similar trajectories to each other taking a little over 10 secs to cover night sky. Very good night to fly something very fast and blame it on a shooting star.

Orange/Red burning object in sky over Brampton Ontario Canada

@Dave - Dave, we just saw the exact same thing around 10:15pm in Brampton West. We were driving north on Chinguacousy road when we saw what looked like a bright red star. We slowed down and noticed it was moving, it passed us, was extremely high. The red/orange light was steady. Not pulsating. The object veared off west approximately around Steeles, then the light turned off, but I could see the shape of a sphere. It appears you saw this approximately 5 minutes after we saw it, and in Cambridge.


WIRRAL MERSEYSIDE........on 29/06/2010 i witnessed something that looked like a fire ball but bright blue, seemed to be coming down towards the ground and within ten seconds it had shot back up into the sky, i have never witnessed anything like this before not only was it myself that seen this but other people who drink in my pub.


CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO CANADA - It was around 10:20 pm when I saw an orange burning object moving across the sky from East to West...

I am in London ON and

I am in London ON and witnessed the same thing driving home around 10:20PM...trying to figure out what it was...there were at least 6 of them if not more.

did you see it again tonight

did you see it again tonight saturday 3/7 i just saw it 10.10 onwards

Bright light travelling east to west

On friday, june 5th, at about midnight, I saw a bright light that was travelling from east to west in northern Ontario. It was moving really slowly and made no noise. It was way too bright to be a satellite and it disappeared in the horizon. Tonight, june 28th at about 11:30 pm, the same light travelled across the sky. Same altitude, and still no sound. No clue what it was.

Fireball ?

It was on Saturday evening at approx 23:00 pm , my son said there is a hot air balloon in the sky , so we went outside to have a look , it was not a hot air balloon , but it looked like a ball of orange fire moving from south to north , it did not look as high as a star , in fact it looked the same height an aeroplane would fly , we live in Newcaslte Upon Tyne , it was very unusual , did anyone else see this ?

My friend and I saw the same

My friend and I saw the same thing about an hour ago (midnight), exactly as you described. The strange thing is that this is the second time I have witnessed this in a week. I also saw the same thing fly over my head as I was driving north out of Birmingham on Friday night around the same time. This is very unusual indeed...

a star or something fast

left dog out for a pee and a wee walk .. looked up into the sky and something just flew accross the sky very fast , it was no a plane .. that was at 2.15 am this morning the 27/06/09 . I am located in the south west of Ireland .. It was a bright fast moving object that vanished . it was not a shooting star or meteor .. well maybe it was it took less than 2 mins to pass above me .. anyone else see it ..

UFO's ?

About 11:15pm, 26 June 2010 my sister, brother-in-law and I (aged between 59 and 67) were sitting in the garden in Timperley, Cheshire, England when my brother-in-law alerted us to a dark shape (wedge like) in the sky. It was travelling North to South, at an angle of approximately 30 degrees and a distance of about a mile (?). I thought it was a large bird (Swan or Goose) but upon paying more attention could not reasonably suggest what it was, but is was so odd that we all watched until it had crossed the sky and eventually disapeared in cloud. We started to laugh and said things like, ''Alians'' however none of us believe in UFO's of that type. About 5 minutes later a large (given it's altitude and distance) ball of orange/red light appeared as though following the dark object. This object travelled at a similar speed and I would have thought it to be an aircraft except that I've never seen anything like it. It crossed the sky in about 15 seconds or less, was very steady and none of us could hear any noise from it. My sister ran into the house to get her camera but missed it. About 5 minutes later, two more such objects appeared in the sky, one following the other (or so it appeared) and also travelling North - South. About 10 minutes another two objects, again on a similar flight path, appeared and quietly made their way across the sky as the others had. Tried to take pictures and observe with bino's but objects too distant to get any sharp resolutions. These objects were 'striking' to say the least and may be the result of atmospheric distortions etc. but we all feel sure there was more to it. Very odd, a little exciting and definately UFO's, but of what type we cannot say.

fast moving object in sky June 26th

Yes, I saw something amazing also from my garden in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire approaching midnight on June 26th. I had gone outside to look at the full moon. I was following the lights of an aeroplane and this distinct ball shape went flying across the sky - orangey and with a tail. It was incredible. So glad someone else saw it - thought I was going mad!

Longer, brighter and slower than your ordinary shooting star.

I live in west Texas. And as my husband and I sat on our back porch facing north, we saw a very bright light pass from east to west. I would say it was white. I don't recall any orange.

It was about 11pm central time on June 22, 2010.
(I know because I immediately FB'd it & several friends responded - saying they'd seen it as well.)

It seemed much BRIGHTER than a your ordinary shooting star. It also seemed to travel SLOWER. Usually you would blink and miss it! This one practically spanned the whole sky, before burning out.

Anyone have any ideas?

A glowing bright red fire ball in the sky

On Monday June 21, 2010. at 10:00 p.m. I live S.W. of I-96 Grandville, Mi At first I thought I seen a plane on fire our a shooting star and I said no to myself it isn't a plane or a shooting star their were three or four glowing bright red fire balls shooting from the South to the North at a time then they would disappear in the sky and there were not any sound our blinking lights as a plane passing through I have been doing research on what it was in our sky that night it was amazing to see though.

A glowing bright red fire ball in the sky

On Monday June 21,2010. at 10:00 p.m. I live S.W. of I-96 Grandville, Mi At first I thought I seen a plane on fire our a shooting star and I said no to myself it isn't a plane or a shooting star their were three or four glowing bright red fire balls shooting from the South to North at a time in the sky then they would disappear in the sky and there were not any sound our blinking lights as a plane passing through don't know what it was myself would like to know as of today I have been doing research on it to know what it was!

A glowing bright red fire ball in the sky

On Monday June 21,2010. at 10:00 p.m. I live S.W. of I-96 Grandville, Mi At first I thought I seen a plane on fire and I said no to myself it isn't a plane their were three or four glowing bright red fire balls shooting from the South to North at a time in the sky then they would disappear in the sky and there were not any sound our blinking lights as a plane passing through don't know what it was myself would like to know as of today I have been doing research on it to know what it was!

blue fireball

On wednesday june 23 2010 me and my boyfriend were driving home from the store around 10:00pm or so. As I was driving we seen this huge blue fireball come down towards the earth. It seemed so close even though it had to have been many miles away. But we have never seen anything like this. It was like a shooting star but only 50 times bigger. It had to have been a meteorite. I'm glad that we weren't the only ones who seen this. This was in northwestern pa.

Unidentified White Fire Trail 25th June 2010

I am a British soldier currently living in North West Germany (Sennelager/Paderborn). On the 25th of June at 21:45 , I was driving from my base in a NNW direction when i noticed a strange sight in the evening sky. A quite large, what can only be described as a, white-ish fire trail in mid sky, travelling roughly N to NW. About 30 secs later I also noticed a possible aircraft with thin vapour trail travelling in same direction as the fire trail. The aircraft must have been at a very very high altitude, for there was no cloud cover and i could only vaguely make a sighting of the craft. In comparission the fire trail in length was approx the size of a car at 400m, the aircraft was a pen dot compared to the fire trail. I travelled for about 500-600m also stopping at 2 sets of lights, I then looked for the fire trail. Its was seen almost on the NW horizon and the size had diminished slightly. The aircraft however which had been travelling very fast at first, had slowed down dramatically. Could this have been an airforce interception?? From other reports on this site, namely the one's from Ontario, I have concluded that the site seen by myself and the ones in Canada are not only the same object but were seen at the same time!
If these timings are within a few minutes of each other, the only other explanation could be that this object was travelling at an incredible speed.

Please let me know of anyone else who has experienced the same thing.

Bright Light in the Night Sky

I live in Milesburg, a small town in central Pennsylvania. I was talking on the phone to my brother, who lives 35 miles away in Tyrone, Pa. At about 9:57pm, June 24, 2010. I saw the tail end of a fire ball flash across the sky going from west to east. I only caught a glimpse before it was gone. I remarked to my brother in Tyrone, "What was that?". He said, "What?". I told him what I just saw and he told me he saw a bright light "flash" from his swimming pool area at the same time. He thought it was a firecracker or fireworks going off but there was no sound. At this point in time, we both concluded that we must have expererienced the same thing.

The same bright light

I live in a little town just outside of Gettysburg in South Central PA and at 10 pm on the 24th, I also saw a huge white fireball just above the trees (although it probably was much higher in the sky) . It was huge and round much bigger than the moon and the very bright white light lit up the trees and garage as it silently passed. From my perspective, it flashed across the sky in a second or two. After it had passed - a heard a faint thud....that sounded a bit different than a sonic boom.

same thing!


I saw the same thing in Hanover and my cousin saw it in Mt. Airy MD (which is close to Frederick)!!!!!!

notice very little new attention? wander why?

last night at about 11:30 pm

last night at about 11:30 pm edt in united states, albany, ny i saw a white ball of light move from northwest to southeast at a very fast rate of speed it only lasted for about half a second before dissappearing into the night sky it was a clear night there was a full moon and lots of stars.

orange ball of light

Last night around 11:00pm Eastern time zone. I was on the deck looked up and saw large orange ball travelling from the north to the south overhead. Was very large and travelling very fast. I live approximately 1 hour west of Sudbury Ontario, Did anyone else see this.

I seen something similar in the UK

Hello , I live in Newcastle , England , on Saturday evening of 26/06/2010 my son said there was a hot air balloon in the sky , I thought this unusual as it was starting to get dark , when we went out to have a look , to me it looked like an orange fireball , moving from south to north , it also appeared to be not so high in the sky , it was very mysterious indeed

Yes I saw this too exept in

Yes I saw this too exept in northern pa I saw that it was moving too I'm not sure what it was either

Green fireball

I saw a green fireball around 10PM tonight while walking to Tim Hortons. It looked like it was over Lake Ontario or to the south. I live near Toronto, Ontario. I also found this link below. Watch the videos of what happened.

Tonight - Thursday 6/24 at

Tonight - Thursday 6/24 at around 10pm NYC time - I saw a huge ball of fire fly through the sky, looked red and blue. Looked like it had sort-of tail. From what i could see, looked almost as big as the moon. Looked like it was falling down, at first I thought it might have been an airplane crashing or something. Looks like it could be the same one seen in Canada in the post below! It was amazing to see one so close up.

ball of fire

My husband was outside approximately an hour ago and was surprised to see a ball of fire fall quickly from the sky. We live near Prescott, Ontario Canada. He was looking to the South near the moon and from this distance it appeared to be about 1/4 the size of the moon.
He could see colors around it like red and blue. He said if it was a falling star thats the closest and fastest he has ever viewed one.
Thats how I discovered this site as I was searching to see if there was any information on line about this occurence.

I saw an orange ball of light

I saw an orange ball of light moving across the sky from west to east, quite low in the sky.About quarter the size of the moon,no sound, looked like fire.
This was Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, approx 11.40pm on Wedneday 23rd June 2010

Orange lights over Upminster, Essex

Hi there. We live in Upminster, Essex and last evening (23rd June 2010), about 11/11.15pm looked from our bedroom window (which is North) to see two fast moving orange balls of light. There was no noise at all and no flashing (like an airplane) They then moved further to the north at which point they turned a redish pink colour and diminished in size to nothing.

Within seconds there were three more balls of light almost taking the exact same route with again no noise. We found it amazing!

This morning we heard on LBC 97.3 somebody called in to say they thought they had seen UFO's. They had seen orange lights with no sound. A second person confirmed they had seen the orange lights too. We were pleased that someone else had actually seen what we saw.

Any comments and/or info you can provide on this please?

Many thanks

Alan & Angie Crellin
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fire ball

About 10:05 last night June 24 2010 my brother and I just happened to be in the sky and saw the same thing, It started up north with a big blue flash of light then shot very fast towards the southwest area and turned from blue to a red-orange color before what almost sounded like an explosion very far in the distance. very strange.. If I had to guess I'd say maybe a meteor? From where we were standing in the poconos it did seem to be far away but it was extremely big and bright, and only loud when it finally came to rest. What the hell was it? Nothing on the news or anything, someone tell me we're not crazy haha

orange light in Cyprus

I saw one whilst in Cyprus on 17th June. It was moving west to east. Not sure what it was but there was no noise and it looked too big for a chinese balloon.

light in sky

I was traveling south east in the Northeast part of the state of Georgia, USA. It was about 9:30pm EST, on June 23, 2010. In the sky to the south, I saw a bright light moving like a falling star. Slower than I thought it should be, larger than any I had seen before.The moon was right above it and this thing was a quarter the size of the moon. Just when I thought it might be a flaming aircraft, it disappeared just before reaching the tree tops in the distance.

Orange ball in the sky

I have just seen an orange ball travel across the sky, whilst outside smoking. After looking on google maps to see which way our house faces, it was travelling from West to East. It was 11.04pm, and its a clear evening with no breeze. I thought it may be a lantern, but there wouldn't be enough wind for it to be moving at the speed in which it did.

As it disappeared over the house, it looked like it was about to go out, then looked to "re-ignite" itself. It freaked me out a little, as my first thought was an aeroplane on fire, but there was no sound, and seemingly no vapour trail of any kind.

I know there is some kind of logical explanation to this? But what?!!!


Orange Ball in the sky

My wife and I saw this same light, fireball ???, at 11.10pm from our house in York. It was travelling West to East with no sound or vapour trail and can confirm that after a few minutes it seemed to re-ignite itself then it dissapeared from our view behind trees. I would be interested to know what it was as it was travellin too fast for a ballon and to quiet for an aircraft.

Strange Large Orange looking Moon

Early Tuesday morning June 22, 2010 around 3:40am I was at my friends house in Alabama and we were loading my car up, and we looked across her field, and threw the trees in far off we saw what looked like the moon. It was huge! Orange, and seemed strange as it was a full moon and it was not time for a full moon, and I've never seen a large orange moon at 3am. Usually at sunset I might notice the moon looking really big at times. But I finished packing up my car maybe 5 minutes later, and glanced over to see it again, and we all were freaked out, it was gone. The sky that night/morning was clear and I could see all the stars out. We are still wondering what we saw in the sky? Anyone know what it could have been?

I seen the same thing this

I seen the same thing this morning. I was outside smoking and I looked up and there was this orange/red ball in the sky, that was bigger then the moon. I ignored at at first, but several minutes later I was watching it disappear behind the trees. Not sure what it was or if the news is reporting anything but let me know what you find out.


at 10.55pm this evening, low

at 10.55pm this evening, low in the sky to the East/Northeast, very bright light (brighter than Venus is at the moment) falling towards earth. Have seen shooting stars high in the sky that seemed to skim, but this one was falling DOWN. Light went out before it reached the line of houses/trees obstructing my view. Am in Greater Wellington region, New Zealand.

Me too

Hi I saw a really big meteor passing above Beirut Lebanon, we were watching the game of Argentina and Greece it was about 9:55 Beirut time, I am researching since morning on the internet and I couldn't find any information!

same here

I was travelling to Beirut through Damascus at the same time you mentioned and i did see the extremely big meteor, couldn't find any information too. Too few did see it(only the people in the taxi i was in). Wonder what that was! but hey did you see the rocket that was being sent in the meteor direction?

I saw them too

I saw them too, from my kitchen window at about 11 p.m. yesterday night. I live in singapore. My father spotted them first and called for me. There were five of them, green luminous light, all moving in random directions. Then suddenly became one. After a few minutes they again moved in some darted movements.........What was that!!


was hoping to find something on te web about this.....two of us saw them....8 bright about 15 different parts of the sky, traveling in different directions...too fast to be a plane...too slow to be a comet, all of them brighter than anything in the sky....bright white/blue

lights - London, England

I saw the same, seemed to be more than 8 and they were smaller blue swirly blue spirals amongst them, which were not as bright. I live London, England and it was approx 10-10.30am


Hi, i saw the same thing, lots of white lights and there seemed to be smaller blue squiggles/swirls in between them, making there way forward. I live London, England and this happened today, 27.6.10 at between 10am and 10.30am.

It was like a large orange

It was like a large orange ball of fire travelling fast from north to south and then a few minutes later another one followed in the same direction, I live in the Preston/Blackpool area, I saw the first one around 10.30pm on Saturday 19 June 2010.

bright light in northwestern sky

Central New Jersey, USA. Today, June 20, 2010 at approximately 11:00 pm my husband and I saw a very bright light that looked a lot like Venus at it's brightest but slightly bigger. The object lasted only for 10 seconds or so and did not move, it just faded into nothingness. It appeared in the northwestern sky, very nearly under the bowl of the big dipper.

Bright light in the sky

approx 11pm - Sat 19th June - Gold Coast Australia - noticed a large round "red/orange" ball of light in the sky - looked like a distress flare before it explodes....several of us watched it but there was not just started to move into the north and went very distant and looked like a star...we kept our eye on it for about 40 stopped..went sideways....upwards....downwards. Helicopter?? - sorry no flashing lights (see them around here all the time) - plane?? - no planes,when coming towards you have a white light/leaving you they have a red flashing light - so not a plane either....
Anyone have any thoughts?? - p.s. spoke to neighbours the next day. they saw the same thing but apparently we noticed it the second time - the first time they noticed it - was around 10.30pm Qld Time.

Object in sky

Shortly before midnight my entire family was watching what looked like a star move really fast (4 to 5x faster than a plane) in the sky - as it got directly overhead it fell with a bright light, then in a matter of seconds and before it reached the ground went right back up into the sky (to what seemed as distant as a star) and on across the horizon.

Orange ball of light in Lutterworth, Leics, UK

Not sure of the time, sometime after 12am last night (19 June), i was smoking in the garden and looked up to see a very bright ball of orange light high in the sky, travelling quite fast from north to South. I called my two friends out to see this and they had no explanation. It was competely silent, and most definately was not a plane/helicopter.


We saw a large fireball pass by over the ocean, appear to flame out, then disappear. I'm in Orange County, California, and we saw it around 9:30, give or take 15 minutes. We knew it wasn't a plane--it was traveling way too fast. Amazing sight.