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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.

Meteor in sky over Billingham/Stockton on 24th May 2010 at 22:05

Around 10:05pm last night me and my wife noticed a large orange object glowing in the sky. It appeared to gradually burn brighter and then start to fade with a dark trail momentarily appearing before we lost sight of it.
I rang my parents as it was heading in the direct from Billingham towards Stockton and they managed to see if too but only briefly before they lost sight of it over the top of their trees.
I presume this was a meteor but I'm intrigued to find out more about this. It was amazing to see. Does anyone know more about this?

twinkle twinkle little star

new zealand - i have decided to stop wondering and just observe. i notice everyone on this sight has commented on the movement above, and i assert that none of you have misplaced your sanity only become aware of your surroundings. the constant movement and artificial anomalies are rampant in our airspace and despite the declarations of supposed experts that have questioned my vision, iq or drug intake sky lanterns need oxygen, and who needs drugs when the sky is dancing. my task for all those free thinking observant's out there is this. what of the lights that do not move? i have read your accounts and many of you state flashes just like a star but is moving and sometimes in uniform formation or falling etc. now take what you have been taught to believe, learnt or trusted about your known universe and the stars above. when you look up, how many of the stationary lights are orange? objectively how many of them are just way too close? its ok to take a breath at this moment, and piece this new information against your previous conditioning, kind of an unsettling feeling, but you are already used to being taken for granted. now then, do some research. check the position of the telecommunication satellites, tv, pay tv etc. this information is freely available on google. then walk back outside and look up. expect a couple to wink at you at this point, if you're watching them its only sensible to assert they are looking back. right now for all those still feeling a might skeptical. i offer you this stars are seen in the night sky, correct. over the city you see fewer due to the lights on the ground. so at dusk if you dare to be completely shocked. and especially if you are lucky enough not to live in the city. walk outside and look up, wtf is wrong with this picture? i know. its perfectly ok to want to hold some ones hand at this stage and a witness to your latest discovery may save you waking to white coats, which is always a bonus. why haven't you seen this before you may be asking yourself. the answer is i'm sure we all have. only more frequently than not just who questions the sky. because lights in the sky are stars, no? too many lights, too early, too low to be stars, i make no apology for pointing out the obvious. interested to hear your take on this fantastic event. sky lanterns LA! don't be fooled, become aware of your surroundings. things are changing or has it always been this way. why should we only believe that companies like mcdonalds would be the only ones to benefit from slight of hand and subliminal messages. twinkle twinkle little star, how i wonder what you are up above the world so bright, like a diamond in the sky. 24.05.10 7.40pm orion's belt was dancing like disco lights on the wrong side of the sky then disappeared from a clear sky. till next we meet. X ps no need for my real name as my mac address was logged at the onset of my visit, email is just a formality. see you in the ether and thanks for shopping. also loved the flu vaccine advert how considerate :-S

orange balls in the night sky

Tonight, May 23rd 2010, at about 9:15pm two orange balls slowly crossed the sky in the same line going from west to east. I live in Chicago. They were not airplanes. After the first one flew by,about the same speed as you would see an airplane in the sky, it slowly disappeared and then all of a sudden another was following it. I'm no expert, but it was creepy. They were not balls of fire either. It was strange. My initial reaction was that it was not of this earth. I still an freaked out. I keep looking out my window. lol! oh well. Apparently other people are seeing the same thing. I thought for sure it would have been on the local news tonight, but it was not.

orange balls in the night sky

While enjoying a few drinks outside on the deck with friends, May 23rd 2010, around the same time. We saw 2 orange balls travelling west at a constant distance between each other. No sound just two orange light balls. We all thought it was odd and followed them in the sky until we could not see them anymore. I am in Southern Ontario, about an hour south of Toronto. Would like to know what they were also???????

orange balls in the night sky

While enjoying a few drinks outside on the deck with friends, May 23rd 2010, around the same time. We saw 2 orange balls travelling west at a constant distance between each other. No sound just two orange light balls. We all thought it was odd and followed them in the sky until we could not see them anymore. I am in Southern Ontario, about an hour south of Toronto. Would like to know what they were also???????

Don't if what I saw was a meteor... but ....

Last Sunday night I was sitting on my deck at about 8pm watching the lightning flashes from the West of Rotorua, there was no thunder just lightning. When I saw a round orange light moving across the sky from the direction of North to West Rotorua. At first I thought it was a plane but there was no sound or flashing lights and it was moving at reasonable pace, plus it was round. As it moved further West it got brighter and bigger. Unlike the flashing lights of a plane, the light was so bright it shone through the branches of my neighbours tree, which were, by this stage, blocking my view. I told my friend who arrived minutes later that I'd seen something stage in the sky, that wasn't a plane. But as she looked at me funny, I left it at that hahaha. BTW I'm in Ngongotaha (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Bright orange light in sky

Me & my girlfriend were just sat in the garden & saw a really bright orange light appear high in the sky from out of nowhere! We are in Toton Nottingham & we saw it at about 11:15pm on Sunday 23rd May 2010. It moved slowly then the light dimmed slightly before totally disappearing. Was very strange & was definitely not a lantern or anything else logical I can think of!

orange light in the sky

last night, 23 may 2010 at around 10-11pm, me and my boyfriend saw an orange firelike ball sweeping across the sky in a south east direction through north staffordshire and it travelled around the same speed of a plane but was bright orange and was a steady glowing light. it passed across the sky getting smaller/fainter then shrank in size until it disappeared. we thought it was a meteorite as it appeared to be burning out, but we're really not sure. have never seen anything like it in the sky ever before though and we were quite excited to see something so cool :)

bright orange light in the sky

could have been the very rare - but documented Ball Lightning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning

bright orange ball

I saw a bright orange ball with no trail that seemed to be burning in Leicester towards the NE, last night 22/5/10 it went across the sky in front of stars i.e. closer to Earth and then disappeared or burnt out, I am puzzeled as to what it was because if it was a comet or meteorite why did it just disappear it should have faded gradualy??

yer i saw it to we were

yer i saw it to we were taking night pics on sunderland glass center we got it in the side of 1 of our pics

it was quite bright

it was traveling from north to south tuck abit of time to burn up to, atleast 10-15 secs and went quite away across the sky was traveling at some speed to

bright orange ball

Hi, I've just seen the exact same thing here in coalville, leicester, I was looking out into the sky having a covo on the phone when there was this huge ball of orange light that moved slowly towards the moon then just vanished!! Luckly I shouted for my friend in time for her to see that I wasn't going insane, then out of the blue there was another but on a much smaller scale, very weird !! Can anyone explain??

red and kind of white light in the sky

on 22nd may 2010 i saw a light that blinked red then white over and over again until it started to dim and then there was only red and it got dimmer and dimmer until it dissapeared so it couldn't have been a jet cloudy thing

I saw red light on Saturday

I saw red light on Saturday that appeared then disappeared continuously.
I saw it in Manurewa, About North West in the sky

...

On 22 may friday 2010 , me and my friends were outside and looked into the sjy to see a single orange ball flying through the sky then shortyl after followed by 3more there was not a sound of these , they looked like some sort of missile. Can anyone give me any info in what this was ?

Thanks.

I dont know where u located,

I dont know where u located, I am in Albania and i saw the same fkn thing on the night of 22 may 2010, Five or six fkn orange balls. First i thought those were the stars of orsa major but then i noticed they were very shiny and moving, until they dissapeared after 5 or 10 mins.
Dont know what they were but i know for sure they were not airplane lights cuz they were not blinking.

orange ball

Hi,
just to say that me and my friends saw the same kind of things in the sky, but we only saw one orange ball. But it seemed like there was some fire. Was a bit strange.
Anyone got any idea of what it could be?
cheers

hello every one

We believe this may have been a jet trail (vapour trail) left behind by a jet flying towards Australia. We've often witnessed this ourselves. Due to the angle, with it low in the horizon moving away from Auckland out to sea, it doesn't look like a typical trail.

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Orange lights

Last night, 15th may 2010 over Warrington , Cheshire I was in the back garden having a cigarette when I saw three orange lights go over the house they were not planes as there was no flashing red lights and there was no noise whatsoever. They were orb shaped and were followed a couple of minutes later by a further three.. Can anyone explain what they were ??!