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3 lights just after midnight NYE in Florissant MO

My family and I were leaving my parents house around 12:35am NYE, as we were driving down the street my husband looked at the sky and commented on some strange lights. I looked up and could see 3 sets of orangish lights flying in an almost reversed triangle pattern (2 in front, 1 middle rear). I would've thought planes except for the closeness of their formation. I then thought helicopters, but again the formation and the height and lack of sound made me think again. We watched them for a few mins traveling like that, then we saw the 2 front lights disappear..then a minute later the one in the back was gone too. We discussed it for a while, obviously you flash on UFO..but we were trying to come up with any other answer.. thought maybe fighter planes? It was interesting to watch..I would say the whole thing lasted about 5 mins of what we saw.

E-Tex Described to me white on both ends and red in the middle

Husband works 4-midnight, said he saw in Longview, Texas one object that was white on both ends with red in the middle, looked somewhat rectangular like, north to south, watched it for a little while and got the binoculars and then was gone. Looks like most people say it was orange and red.

E Texas Red Light New Years Eve

I saw it on New Years Eve in Tyler. It was moving north to south around 8pm and about 4 times larger than the ISS. My husband saw it too. I don't think it was a metor because there was no tail, but it was glowing orange. I wish I had recorded it.

Shooting Star

I just saw one approximately 50 minutes ago around East Meadow, NY (Long Island). That would be Jan 2, 11:45 PM. I've never seen anything like it. It was huge and shaped like a comet. Pure white bright light and blinding, then it vanished halfway down.

Jacksonville Florida Orange Lights in the sky

I was enjoying the new year and walked out into my backyard in Jacksonville Florida. I noticed an orange looking light that resembled an airplane. It was interesting to note that I had only seen one single engine plane since 10pm this evening, since I normally see airplanes in the sky constantly. Always see the blinking lights and very accustomed to seeing them. So I definitely found it odd that I didn't see any airlines flying around at about 10pm or later. For me, that was great, because I could see the night sky and it's stars clearly. I was walking back into the house and noticed an orange light, no big deal, but the light was at about 15,000 to 20,00 feet since I'm pretty good at seeing 30,000 feet airplanes. So these lights were lower than a traveling airplane. I saw one light and thought is was a plane, then thought it was a star, but the reality starting setting in that this wasn't a star, since it was moving quickly and realized that it must be a plane. I was waiting to see the red light. I was waiting to see the pattern of lights that an airplane usually displays. So I looked more intently and the interesting part of what I saw is that it looked to veer and become smaller. So I was intrigue by that and thought, ok, was that a horizontal firework? Or a fireworks display gone bad? Maybe, except that there were three other orange, semi blinking, ball formation lights in a single file line right behind it. That's when I thought it was weird and pulled out the cell phone camera which couldn't pick up the imaging. Then called my daughter, 7, to look at it with me and she said, "That's weird" and ran into the house and I called her back out because I love astronomy and I wanted her to see this. She came back out and we watched the light disappear into the atmosphere.

I was looking directly at Orion's Belt when the first light appeared. A little to the left of the constellation is where the other three 'balls' of light appeared and traveled west. It was fast and odd in that the color of the lights were like no other object I had ever seen. It seemed like the sun was shining on these objects as they traveled, but I just don't know if that's possible at this hour. I read an earlier story about another person seeing this type of light also in this area, but the time was 11:20pm. My sighting was eary at 12:20pm.

Not sure what I witnessed, if it was real or a hoax, but I know it was something.

Saw same lights in California Jan 12, 2011

I saw the same thing that Florida is describing. So strange! I was looking right at Orion's belt as well at about 8:40 pm in southern California. Haven't heard anything about it on the news. I wish I knew what I saw!

Saw same light in Michigan

I saw the same fiery ball passing from south to north in Michigan a little after midnight. The sky was clear and knew it wasn't a plane because it lacked blinking lights. I assumed it was just space debris burning up in the atmosphere. Just amazed at how many people around the world saw the same thing!



That's quite a long time to witness the passage of a ball

..of fire, result of satellite debris or a meteorite perhaps?? Are you quite certain it was 20 minutes...did you time it? No doubt you saw it - perhaps it was something else, you have not previously considered? Check out for "UFOs: Demonic Activity and elaborate hoaxes meant to deceive mankind."

What about the "lanterns"? Should be easy enough to test....My feeling is that if these are lanterns, then they would appear, rather as an orange swaying light, rather than a steady light,if my memory serves me correct in this matter!

But, then again someone may like to test this little hypothesis out, in the meantime, that is, once they have ,looked at that other alternative!

...have fun!

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last night at half ten i was

last night at half ten i was putting rubbish out nd i spotted this big orange flame movein fast in the sky i thought it was an airplane on fire im from nottingham and everyone laughin at me sayin it was a lantum but i no what i saw it was big!

huge flaming ball falling from the sky

at 1:10 AM November 13, on my way home from work, I saw a huge flaming ball fall from the sky, it looked as if it may have landed or crashed beyond the area miles beyond where I was. It freaked me out so that I immediately went home to make sure my wife & daughter were ok, see the reports on television, nothing. I called three local public safety offices, only one had heard similar reports. We drove around for about an hour & found nothing. When I saw your report on this site I had to respond. I 've never written on a blog or tweeted, I don't even know how to text, however since that time I have done some exploring on youtube & have become very interested in the information found in the Sumerian text from around 6 thousand years ago concerning the planet Niribu & the Annunaki. I don't know if there is any connection. Just wanted to let you know your not crazy & I'm not either, yet.

strange red light in the sky

seen a strange red ball of light in the sky tonight,, 9:45pm i live in Co.Kildare IRELAND.. Never seen anythin like it before... dark red flashin ball moving very fast, and dissapeared. Skys are also clear!!!!!!

Did you see that?????!!!

What we saw were NOT metors!!! My family and I were out side looking at the stars and watching fire works after 12:30am bringing in the New Year and the next we saw were swiftly moving in the location of South to North flickering bright red-orange lights the night sky. A total of after another about 5 min apart followed in the same pattern and what appeared to be spinning almost as thou the phenomeon were (flickering, burning out,dissappearing) in the middle of the sky. My family and I were in absoulte awe!!! Did you see that we ask one another!!! We could not believe it!!!

Ref:Did you see that???

I saw two at aprox 12:15 am, Jan 1, 2011 flying in Palm Bay, Florida. They were bright red/orange balls of light that moved across the sky one at a time. The first flew & seemed to stop when the second appeared & went to the same area of the other. One at a time, the light started to flicker & eventually disappeared. When it was gone the other did the same thing. Has anyone else in this are seen this????

Red light at night in NZ

Auckland, New Zealand - 10.30pm yesterday, we saw a red light moving across the clear night sky, northbound. Light was not blinking, no noise heard. Then it suddenly stopped in its tracks and stayed there for at least 5 mins till it grew smaller and smaller then fizzled out? Weird or what?

My mom and i saw something

My mom and i saw something like that as well. Just after midnight this new years. It was either 5 or 7 lights moving at the same speed and they vanished in the clouds. They were heading like southwest.

We had folks over in central

We had folks over in central jersey and went outside around 10:45 and saw about seven red lights moving across the sky slowly about the same distance apart. None of us has ever seen anything like it. They were not planes. They slowly disappeared over the horizon going southwest over west am well from lambertvikke area.

Did you see that ?????!!!

We were driving home from Spring Grove last night at around 12:30am and off of Lehman road and in the sky were a 6-8 orange and red lights, some higher in the sky others within a couple hundred feet of the ground, I thought it was some of those light sail planes or flares but we were driving and could not identify any further.

firey red lights in the sky sin south florida to

me an my family were watching fire works wn suddenly we saw a bright red object in the sky . it was faster than an airplane and was moving south to north. then another was sott going in the same direction one after one fewsout to north and vanished.then we saw a flickering light flashing in the same spot for five miutes then vanished.we coudnt take vidio becaue it was pitch black.we ran and got the binocuoars and got a closer look at these mysterious lights in the sky.

sky lights

yep.. we saw them too.. in sarasota

Shootng Star 12/31/10

We watched a shooting star in the late of night on New Year's Eve. Bright green light! Bright beginnings. Hello 1.1.11


Orange light seen in the sky tonight at 8.13pm and again 8.26pm 1 January 2011. Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
One person saw the orange light in the sky at 8.13pm over Fourways in Johannesburg, he came into the house to tell us and it had disappeared by the time we got outside.
At 8.26pm he went outside and saw an orange light again this time it was still in the sky when we got outside. We were able to photograph it before it went away again.
It moved straight towards us before stopping then and then moved away from us at a slow steady pace (too slowly to be an aeroplane, with no sound) eventually disappearing .

I have photos if you would

I have photos if you would like to see them, but don't know how to post them to you.

would love to see the photos

could you email the pictures to me to
thanks arlo

Red and Orange lights over Brighton and Hove UK

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

Strange orange lights

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

Bright Orange Lights Over South Florida

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

I am in Miami and also saw

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

At midnight my family went

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

We saw the SAME thing at the SAME time.

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

Im in south florida and at

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

Bright orange light NZ

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

Hi there, we saw orange light

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

Bright orange light NZ (Palmerston North)

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

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

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

I live in Palm Bay, Florida

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

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

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

red lights hovering

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

Counted a total of nine red

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

red object

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

MTA Train 6:45pm heading North

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

moving starts like things in night sky

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

Bright orange lights Whangaparaoa

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

Bright Orange Lights Over New Plymouth last night

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

Bright Orange Lights over York PA

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

Bright Orange Lights Over New Plymouth last night

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

Hi there, we're in Nelson and

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

orange and red lights in sky

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