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Bright light

Last night, 9/20 I saw a "star" that was huge flash bright and then disappear in the northern sky around 8:45pm CST. Did anyone else see this phenomenon?

strange lights

At 7.00pm Sunday 21st, I noticed two orange lights moving from south to north past the Kaikoura penisular.

They were moving very fast and were not an aircraft. They then become two large lights that lit up the sky for about 20 seconds. These disappeared out to the east of Kaikoura. About 5 seconds later three of us spotted an object moving across the sky from East to North west at a very high altitude.

Not planes

Just seen 2 paired up pacing through the Skype with no flashes or sound so I'm ruling out the moving lights being planes. But then 2 more flew past about 30 sec apart

Kaikoura lights

At 7pm I saw a pair of lights moving from South to North, they then turned into two large lights that lit up the sky to the east of the Kaikoura peninsula. I had time to make a phone call and by then about 30 seconds later two objects were seen moving across the sky.

in the sky!

I swear, I think I saw the same exact thing you all are saying. I'm from the lower Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg, Tx to be exact. and it was around 2:15 a.m. when me and a friend we're driving to my car and we saw this trail of light swoosh into a direction forward. I instantly thought "omg! a meteor! let's follow it!" We couldn't find but we saw it. It was AWESOME! Anyone know what it was? 

I'm thinking it was one of two things: 1. a meteor or 2. a shooting star. 

Feel free to leave any comments. etc. 

meteorite sight Christchurch nz Sept 20

Beautiful meteorite seen clearly right in front of me. I was able to sit the car and view. Seemed very lager and trailed many colours.lasted 5 secs. I was thinking some made it through . Spotted on Britannia street New Brighton. 

bright fluorescent green meteor exploded nearly overhead 9/13

From near Mt Monadnock in NH, after it stopped raining we witnessed a bright florescent green meteor traveling from NE towards SW. The meteor exploded after it passed by & left a visible smokey trail that dissipated after a while. 

9/21/14 early morning/ late night possible meteor sighting

I believe I just saw the exact same. Right around 2 am. I was driving home and noticed the brightest orange light in the sky with an orange trail behind. I thought at first it was a shooting star but it was larger and moving much slower than a falling star. Also it was moving across the sky to the left and not falling down. It had a bright trail and first glance but then a second ball appeared, I believe it fell from the first. The light trail disappeared and so did the serving second ball. I watched it for probably 4 minutes. After the trail disappeared you could just see trails of smoke behind it, they looked like tentacles. Not sure what it was but I'm assuming it was either a meteor or some debris from space. Regardless, it was beautiful and unexpected and I'm glad to have witnessed it. Interesting and cool that others saw it as well!

Red fire burst/than brown gaseous cloud & red gas ball ~ Sunday

Sunday, 14 September 2014 - Melbourne, FL 32935

About 8:20pm - 8:30pm

Night was mainly bright and clear, stars could all be seen, some low clouds glowed. My husband was grilling. I went in to get something, on the way out he hollered for me to hurry. He just witnessed a bright flash, explosion in the sky directly above him, it was bright red. I missed it but went back in the house to fetch something. Again on the way out he called me to see something. I saw it, it was about 100 feet away and same hieght. It looked like a translucent brown gaseous cloud, very small but falling steadily and keeping form than it was gone behind a home. Moments later about 25 feet away from us we see a red sphere glowing and translucent. It was just a little bigger than a basketball. It too was floating down in steady manner. It was so perfectly round and I could see like it was gaseous than it just disappeared about 5 feet from off the ground. Weird to say the least and we were wondering what was this? It was the day of the SOlar Falres.

Red/orange ball 9/14/14

I saw it too! it must have been around 9:30pm central time. I live in Minnesota. My friend and I were in my driveway and we watched it glide across the sky until it went out of sight. Then she looked at me and said "i know you're going to think I'm crazy, but I just saw the same thing going the other direction when I was driving here." Nothing else really happened, but I've never seen anything like it and I don't know what it could be. I thought possibly solar flares as well since they were supposed to be bad that week...

big orange object

I saw it too, in Philadelphia pa lastnight...technically 9 /18/2014 at 2:02 am. Was big, orange, and fast moving. I thought it was a plane at first but then I knew it was something else....I honestly didnt know what it was. Thought wallops nasa did a rocket launch but....was amazing to see, even more amazing I was outside at that exact moment!!!

While sitting by the campfire

While sitting by the campfire on the evening of Sep. 13, 2014@Archcape. Archcape is located right next to Cannon beach Oregon. My daughter and I couldn't believe what we saw. It was like a flaming ball that all of the sudden just appeared and fell a few feet and disappeared very quietly. We could not believe how close it was to us. It was amazing to witness!

I see a shooting start about

I see a shooting start about 8:15 on Monday September 15th I am in fort St. John bc canda! First one I have seen

shooting star

I live in Kent, WA state. 

This morning around 4 and 5 am, not sure of exact time,  I also saw a shooting star! 

My mom woke me up and said you gotta come outside and look at the sky.

I have never seen sky like that! Full of stars and also the biggest ones, but not all  of the big ones changed, were changing colors yellow to pink to purple to orange, like a freaking disco ball!?!?! 

It looked beautiful but very strange. 

So we just hang outside and we're trying to take few pictures but nothing was coming out in them just black (probably our phone cam sucks).

But before a shooting star my mom and I saw 2 of star/light like brighten up and was gone right away! Like with a switch on and off .

We were like what in the heck is going on here....we have seen sky full of normal stars but not like this morning!  

New book on orange orbs by a MUFON Field Investigator



Finally there is a new, well researched book available on the orange phenomenon.  It is written by Terry Ray (US) who is a former military pilot and trial attorney, and a retired law professor emeritus, a novelist, and a Field Investigator for MUFON.  It is published by Sunbury Press and is entitled,  The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs. 

Ray was witness to an orange sighting at Ocean City MD in July 2013.  His fellow Field Investigators told him  that what he saw was nothing more than Chinese Latterns.  As a former military pilot, Ray knew this could not be the case and began an intensive, year-long research project to find out what it was he saw that night.  The result is his just published book on orange orbs.

It is a scientifically based book with a plethora of data, charts, maps, and a selection from more than 2000+ eye-witness orb sighting cases.  Not only does Ray set forth the results of his extensive research but ventures into his own conclusions as to what these orbs actually are and why they are infiltratiing the Earth's skies throughout the world.  He also sets forth his conclusions as to why the orb and orb passengers sightings and landings are increasing dramatically every year and what the intentions of the cosmic visitors piloting these craft.  Ray describes what he has uncovered as possibly, the most important event in the history of mankind that is generally unknown to the vast majority of the people on Earth. 


I am located in north west New South Wales I saw a flash across the sky tonight at 6:30 pm I am located at fords bridge 2840 17/09/14


Just saw a big orange streak in the sky above Auckland at around 615pm. Would've been in the west dropping down towards the north-west. Must've been up for a couple of minutes leaving a decent sized trail, then broke up into smaller pieces which disappeared.

We saw it too in West

We saw it too in West Auckland, it was fascinating &
really want to know what it was?

orange object

hello.i am from DHAKA,Bangladesh.16th september,2014 at 9:40 pm i saw an orange bright meteor like thing in the seemed very strange and seemed like it was vanished within 2 seconds.

bright object seen from northern Alberta

I was driving to work at about 6:05am this morning and glanced up at the southern sky, probably between 50 and 60 degrees up from the south horizon. I was looking at a bright object in the southeast sky as I was heading south wondering if it was a planet, then as I turned west I noticed two bright start further to the southwest, almost in a perfect south-north alignment. As I drove I kept watching because something seemed off, then I noticed the northernmost light moving at quite a rapid pace away from the southern star in a westerly direction. It was far too bright to be a jet or plane, in fact other than the fact it was moving it looked just like another star in the sky.

I tried to keep it in sight as I drove west, hoping to see it when I got out at my parking spot about 4 km's away, but I lost sight of it or it just disappeared because when I stopped and got out it was nowhere to be seen. Given its speed it should have still been visible in the dark sky by my rough calculations. I've seen the ISS before and this didn't look like it at all - it just looked like a regular celestial object in the night sky, only it was moving fast. I watch the sky a lot, and have not seen something like this before..

Something in the sky

Hello. I was at work today (Mudgee NSW) and saw something round and white in the sky a fair distance above the sun. It definitely wasn't the moon as it was to small. Is this a planet?? I have never seen this before.

I seen what seemed like a

I seen what seemed like a shooting star falling straight down to earth with a clear bright flash as if it exploded on impact at about 10:55pm in Westport, Mass. 

Falling object seen from Nanjemoy, Maryland USA

Around 10:30pm or so I went out to smoke a cigarette when I noticed a falling object with an orange tail reading towards the ground. Right before it went out of sight it flashed a bright light twice. Lit up the whole sky

One white flash of light in sky

Hi my name is rebekah moyer and I live in new Cumberland pa and I saw one flash of a white light in the sky can u tell me what it is.

Big ball of fire

I'm from West Virginia I was outside smoking a cig and I seen this BIG red ball it looked like it was on fire flying over me and when it went behind the tree line the sky started flashing really bright white/blue it happened at 11pm what could it of been...

Bright Orange Comet?

Eliptical orange comet like shape shooting toward ground at 45 degree angle somewhere west of I-90 in Montana. As it got closer to the ground it appeared to stop, then moved vertically toward the ground very slowly. Looked as if it burned out but ball grew brighter again, then dissapeared. Have never seen anything like it.

Blazing object

Seen 13/09/2014 Victoria British Columbia Canada

At 8.20 PDT at approximately 270 degrees west very bright object appeared to burn up in the atmosphere as it rapidly fell at about a 45 degrees from south to north. It was multicoloured but primarily a blazing yellow with what appeared to be pieces trailing in bright red such as the iron of a blacksmith, the pariticles glowed momentarily then disappeared. The object itself appeared to burn out around 20 degrees above the horizon. I have seen many meteorites and this was by far the brightest.(if it was a meteorite and not space junk)

Black beam of light coming from the sky

I'm from south Texas, today around 3 am I got home but saw something strange. It was a beam of black light coming from the sky. For sometime I thought I was just imaging it,but my friend pointed it out as well. Any one know what it could have been?

Bright flash in north sky - Toronto Canada

In Toronto Canada at approximately 21:05pm EST (2:05am GMT), looking north, I observed a stationary light about ten degrees above the horizon. It rapidly increased in brightness for about ten seconds becoming very very bright. Then slowly fading to invisibility. Observation lasted approximately 40 seconds. I am unsure of the magnitude in brightness but at its maximum it outshone every star in our sky. I also had the impression it was very distant.

Bright flash

It seems the bright flash was an iridium satellite.

On 9/13/2014 At 10:20 pm est

On 9/13/2014 At 10:20 pm est in dover pa. U.S.A .. A bright green ball of light shot straight down from the sky...

bright green ball in sky

We saw it in Ocean Shores, WA also.  I would say it was around 8:30.

Today the shy is pale orange

Today the shy is pale orange and it's 10:32 pm. I live in North Carolina in the USA and this is very strange for me

Meteorite come through clouds in Darfield

Yeasterday after noon on 12/09/2014 my dad and I spotted what we thought was a meteorite falling through the clouds. The clouds were straightly formatted and suddenly a strip of cloud shot down towards the mountains followed by a black trail that looked like smoke.

white line or streak?

I live in southeast texas, and about two days ago around 6:40, I saw an odd streak of white light. It literally looked as if it was a small line. It was also stationary. My family in the car ignored it and dismissed it as an airplane, although I know that was not the case. Airplane's are not stionary. So what was it?

white line or streak?

I live in southeast texas, and about two days ago around 6:40, I saw an odd streak of white light. It literally looked as if it was a small line. It was also stationary. My family in the car ignored it and dismissed it as an airplane, although I know that was not the case. Airplane's are not stionary. So what was it?

White Light in Sky seemed to Burn Out

This morning about 6:04am in Turlock, CA I exited my apartment which faces west and noticed a small ball of bright white light in the sky. I thought it was the moon at first, but then saw the moon up above it. The small bright white object had a small white cloud of what seemed like smoke. Then I thought it maybe a plane, but planes usually have red blinking lights. It seemed to be burning. My husband and I watched if for a short time, maybe 30 seconds and it seemed to burn out and just a small cloud of white smoke remained.  Not sure what it was. Any ideas?

I saw the same thing!

Friday 9/12/14 and have been asking if others saw it and looking for reports.  CNN now has something about it.  I thought it was a plane at first becuae I saw it to the West but it was just ine bright light in center surrounded by a glow ... center light disappeared and the glow slowly faded.  I'm in La Quinta, CA and glad to know others saw it too, even if we don't know yet what it was.  Thanks

Saw that bright light and cloud too

My husband and I also saw it, watched it glow light, ascend,then descend and dissappear leaving that shroud of mist in a ballish shape, not a trail or a stream. Bizarre. I also wonder why nothing in the news. We are in central California, saw it to the west lower on the horizon than the moon. It was brighter than the moon, and there was a definite cloud emitting from it. 


I saw it also arounf 6:00 a.m. in El Dorado Hills, Ca. Why nothing on the news?

I saw the same thing in

I saw the same thing in Pasadena at 6am.! Very strange

smoke in sky/light in Pasadena, CA

I saw this exact same thing at 6am on the dot. I was riding my bike just before dawn and noticed a bright glowing light that I at first thougt was a star but then realized it had more of a "beam" of light. It was surrounded by a round cloud of smoke and appeared just beneath the moon. After about 10 seconds the lght (which seemed to be floating) dissappeared and then the smoke dissapated as well. Strange that this seems to occur at 6:00. ???

I saw the same thing

I saw this same thing at about 6 am --a bright light in fog or vapor. Lasted aboout a minute then disappeared, leaving a weird, oblong patch of 'vapor' for a few seconds, then the sky where it was became absolutely clear again. WEIRD!

I saw the same thing!

The same location in the sky as described by others and I saw it at 5:54 am.  The duration was just as described, bright light, clouds/vapor during and for a very short time after the light disappeared.  I saw it in West Sacramento area.  If anyone has more information, would like to know more. 

I saw the same thing!

The same location in the sky as described by others and I saw it at 5:54 am.  The duration was just as described, bright light, clouds/vapor during and for a very short time after the light disappeared.  I saw it in West Sacramento area.  If anyone has more information, would like to know more. 

bright light in sky that burned out

I saw the same thing in Ceres, Can at 6:00 am. It was in the west as others have described. At first I thought it was a helicopter with it's search light on and it was illuminating all the dirt in our air but the longer I looked at I realized it was not a plane or a helicopter. As the bright light shined it appeared as if it was spraying something from where the light was then I saw 2 small puffs of smoke to the north of where the light was and then the light was gone but what ever was coming from the light stayed in the sky for several seconds and had kind of a glow to it.

9/12/14 6:00am white light, like small comet over pacific

Im in Bakersfield Ca, i was arriving at work and only saw the last few seconds of this strange light and its cloud of mist.... just as everyone else described it brighter than the moon, it was surrounded by white mist when i saw it and faded soon after. it was about 20 degrees above the horizon and due west of bakersfield. the moon was above and slightly to the left (south) of light. 

from what everyone from southern california to oregon is saying about the location of the light, i would have to assume it was thousands of miles off the west coast and hundreds of miles up...  im stumped about what it couldve been.

A strange light - London

2 days ago i went to chuck out rubbish around about 9:40pm and my cat run out my street door so i started calling her and thats when i looked up and i saw something i thought was a shooting star then it just sparked up, i quickly went up my stairs to my family just to double check if it was shooting stars night but they said it wasnt. It was a very strange sight and i would of knew if it was a plane because red lights flashes and it doesnt go as fast as this did, the time i came back downstairs to go out side i looked up in the sky again and waited to see if i can see another one but nothing... it was very strange but amazing at the same time!


I observed a bright light that seemed to be shrouded in fog in the southwestern sky of Calif at about 5:55 am on 9/12/14. It eventually disappeared but the vapor shroud was visible for a few seconds longer. What was it?

Bright light in vapor or fog

I was walking my dog this morning (9/12/14) at about 6 am and saw this weird thing too! It was sort of like a jet coming in for a landing through a fog with it's landing lights on. Only thing I can compare it to. Didn't last real long--maybe a minute. I probably missed the beginning of it because I only happened to look up and catch it. It disappeared quickly, left a weird, oblong patch of 'vapor' that disappeared in seconds. It was an absolutely clear sky this morning, so this was weird to see!