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Newburyport, MA. USA, I saw

Newburyport, MA. USA, I saw a orange glowing object about 8:00am EST on 12/25/2010 slowly moving east to west, lasted 2-3 minutes than disappeared.

not a plane, too slow, chinese lantern/

very strange.

Lights Over Christchurch

Tonight the wife was outside and saw some odd lights in the sky. looked to be red in colour and floated from North West accross us and went to the South West. We counted about 16 in total and managed to get some photos. What were they? wierd, no sound and they all travelled the same direction. Anyone one else see them ?

Live in Northcote Chch, saw

Live in Northcote Chch, saw the lights moving in an upwards arc from the north to the south-east around ten last night.

FOUR BRIGHT ORANGE/RED LIGHTS GLIDING NAPIER SKY

About 9:50 my boyfriend rushed inside to show me the four lights gliding across our HAWKESBAY sky.

We tried to figure out an explanation for the mysterious non-blinking lights, however the way the lights 'FLOATED' could no where near have been planes. The lights intercepted at once but they hardly were they gliding straight forward, they were going in all sorts of pathways (pretty much curvy pathway) but one direction. And it looked very, very slow from the human eye here at home on land but probably going pretty fast in real life ... heading towards the direction of where the sun rises on a NAPIERS SUMMER MORNING.

set of light or stars gliding ??.

I just saw something similar to what you all saw up north around 8:30pm pacific time with the human naked eye it was crazy i downloaded Google sky app. And I was messing with it and I saw a set of stars or light following each other moving east west and around each other and another set of light or stars fallow along and then I saw what I thing was a shooting star ???

Lights in the sky

We saw the same lights, there were 4 that i saw, the front 3 were in a diamond formation with one much further back. My friend, mother and I had had a couple of wines so got my 12 yr old daughter to confirm we weren't seeing things and sure enough she saw them too.

They were gliding across the sky untill they disappeared heading in an easterly direction

i saw the EXCATLY same

i saw the EXCATLY same formation last night of them.

PHOTOS OF THE 4 UFOs? BRIGHT LIGHTS IN NAPIER

Hi there, we saw these "lights" as well, ran inside and took a pretty good picture of three of them, we are two pretty skeptical people when it comes to these kind of things, but after looking at the pictures we took and transferring them to computer, these are most definately NOT planes, helicopters or stars, and the thing we noticed that creeped me out is that they are 'half moon', or 'half circle' shapes, you could pull our photos apart as much as you like, but these are the real deal, NOT camera tricks, and NOT lights beaming from earth!!!!

yea, i've been contacted by

yea, i've been contacted by √∫focus' and have been informed that they were most likely 'Chinese lanterns'. But am 100% convinced as i have 3videos of the lights.
Pretty Interesting!!!

I would really love to see

I would really love to see your pics aswell!!! Only because I saw them too :)

PHOTOS OF THE 4 UFOs? BRIGHT LIGHTS IN NAPIER

If you got the photo's why not send them in for others to view to prove it

four bright orange lights in napier

yes we saw the same lights about 10 last night too very sureal they did a few different formations like other formations a see stars do. they started off really bright then faded and disapeared . have never seen anything like it before!!

Yeah we saw them too, we only

Yeah we saw them too, we only saw 3 but they were flying in a perfect triangle shape, they were bright orange in colour, and it really freeked me out!!!

triangle lights

i saw 3 yellow lights,in a triangle formation and a single yellow light lower and to the side of the others on dec 25 at about 9.45pm ,as i was biking home,in gisborne nz,and i couldnt work out what they were. they were still but seemed to be hovering ,they made no noise ,my sister also saw them from a diff location in gisborne.

weird lights

im in napier nz btw

Orange lights diamond formation

Tonight driving home we saw a formation of orange lights shaped in a diamond moving slowly across the sky, the light at the front disappeared after a few minutes then the other 3 changed direction and moved off and disappeared after about 5 minutes.

Heading home about 10:30

Heading home about 10:30 going north bound on the 57 freeway I notice a bright red light. It looked like a fire ball up in the sky. After i noticed it, i told my cousin to look at it and in less than 30 seconds the light dissapeared. Hard to wonder what it could have been because it was raining.

ball of fire in nite sky over leigh

thought it was 10 but could have been 10 30 was looking at the ocean from leigh a huge ball of orange blasted across the sky really quite low blasted from the ocean across the sky towards Matakana pretty awesome

We live in a tiny villlage

We live in a tiny villlage outside Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire Kilmarnock. Tonight around 10pm my partner was outside and he shouted me to hurry up and see this outside which i could only describe as a ball of fire in the sky travelling horizontally not just as quickly as an aeroplane we observed it for around 5mins until it disappeared into the distance. Can anyone give me any answers to this quite remarkable site ?

Orange light in sky, Whangamata Coromandel

I saw an orange light in the sky from inside the house around 845pm on Christmas Day. When I alerted the family we went outside to look at it. It made no sound and travelled from West to North East in an arc like motion. It looked like an ember or a flare, it was fiery and orange. It moved at about helicopter speed, constantly, and appeared about 1500ft above us. The sun had not set and there was a clear sky (some thin cloud on horizon). Ten of us watched this very bright orange light for about 4 minutes untill it flickered and disappeared or went out. Did anyone else see it? What could it be?

Strange Light Over Johannesburg 23/12/2010

At apox 2100 my friend and i saw what looked like a fireball in the sky. Thought it might be a meteor but shifted direction quite dramatically. Lasted for prob around 1-2 minutes. Really creepy!!! Hope somebody else saw it.

UFO?... cause i couldn't identify what it was

At approximately 6:30 pm EST in Middleburg FL on 12/21/2010, I and my daughter seen a strange light in the sky. We live close to Camp Blanding and all sorts of airborne objects fly over all the time. At first we thought it was just a plane. We noticed it didn't have the normal red and white flashing lights of an airplane or helicopter. It was a solid white spherical light only. Planes with normal lights were flying by but looked as if they we closer to the earth than this one. It was headed away from where Camp Blanding is located. We watched it move across the sky at a normal speed but then it began to get smaller in an unnatural way. It then began to turn red and continued to get smaller till it disappeared in a distance that you would've normally been able to still see it. I don't know what it was but I know it isn't something I've seen or heard about.

Red Lights

My family saw eight to ten red lights come over the hill from Taieri way , we were in Opoho, Dunedin and then all headed North. They were very bright, like nothing we'd seen before and were very smooth flying. The last one was quite a long way behind the others and came from a different angle of the hill from Taeri way but also continued in the same pattern heading North, no sound was heard. Happened November 2010.

Strange objects

Three moving objects moving fom east to west at 12h22 and again at 12h30 and a third at 12h45 in the am, they each moved at a speed a lot faster than a jumbo jet. The last one was very close in a shape of a hot air ballon, there was no sound just a orange glow. This was witnessed by other people that were here, this took place over Edenvale Johannesburg S.A, did anybody witness the same ? Ps I have a rational thought mind this is why I am asking questions

I too saw the orange lights at night in JHB

I too saw it, my husband and my kids and a friend too - we were having a beer and a smoke in the garden - I have been searching the web for other reports and only today I came accross this

two lights moving north to south

I was out early this morning in Cacherconlish, Limerick, Ireland and looking up towards Polaris, I saw two lights that seemed to be moving absolutley in sync down towards the horizon. I watched them for a few minutes before I was unable to see anymore due to street lights.
They were about 3 fingers apart at arms length, one above the other
Does anywone know what they could have been?

I live in east Cork and we

I live in east Cork and we saw a pair of orange lights in the sky at 6pm approx. I ran to call my family and they could not believe what we were seeing, we watched them as they followed a very definite course and seemed to fade as they went under the plough. We went indoors and 2 minutes later i looked out and saw another pair coming from the same direction and following the same path. We were amazed and we were wildly guessing what they could be, were they flares, something breaking up in the atmosphere or worringly were they missiles? Then as they dissappeared we saw another single light come from the same direction and follow the same path, amazing! We went online and listened to the news but nothing.

small orange planes

i looked out of my bedroom window at about 6pm, saw two orange planes moving to the right across the sky, then a few minutes later i saw another one moving in the same direction. then over the next 3 hours i saw lots of these same small orange planes all moving quickly across the sky, in the same direction. no noise. what were they ? did anyone else witness this strange occurence on boxing day night ?

I have been searching all

I have been searching all evening for someone to ask about the fireball i saw this evening in connemara, galway, ireland. I was driving home from xmas shopping and had to stop in the middle of the road for a few moments as i was so shocked at what i saw. It was a large orange light wiht a long tail of fire from it. It glided across the sky for a minute or so and then just burnt out eventually. It was frightening at first as testinside
i thought it was an aeroplane but then realised it was probably a metorite. I picked up my phone to call someone but had no credit unfortunately to ring anyone and anyway it had happened so quick that it was over before i could take a video or photo on my phone. it was amazing and I will never forget it.

at about 10.45pm 3/12/10 we

at about 10.45pm 3/12/10 we were outside our house in northern wellington looking at the sky. at about a SW place in the sky i saw what i thought was a star, because it was so bright, start moving quite fast in a SE direction. it was so bright and moving so absolutely i even thought i could record it using our camera. anyway, we watched it move from SW to SE not really over the top of us, but kind of in a wide 'around the outer' kind of thing. then it just starting getter dimmer and dimmer until it got so little, flashed red once and then we couldn't see it anymore!
it was WEIRD!! what was it?

Strange light in sky

We are in Arkles Bay, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula north of Auckland and we saw a very bright white light coming from the West and moving East (approx. 9.45pm tonight 8/12/10). It was moving fast with absolutely no sound or flashing lights normally seen with aircraft. It went straight over our house heading north-east (took a few minutes) then in a matter of seconds, turned orange, and faded to nothing... just disappeared! Very weird! We'd like to know if anyone else saw this.

i think saw this same thing

i think saw this same thing from army bay friday night wish i new what it was. seemed to move way to fast to b a satilite

This morning at 4am 13.12.10

This morning at 4am 13.12.10 I was looking out side and noticed four of the neighbour hood cats all sitting facing the same way towards the southeast they all seemes to be looking up at the sky when I looked up I saw a bright yellow light sitting over the whangaparoa peninsula it sat there moving in a circular motion for 15-20 mins then moved toward the morth east slowly at first then disapeared across the horizon quite fast thecats then came out of their trance and walked away so very bizzare

We have just seen a similar

We have just seen a similar thing. Two lights 45 degrees NE. moving in the same way:)

meteor?

I just saw a bright light above our house near Winton in Southland New Zealand, at 10:29pm it was a bright yellow orange, and had a long tail which glowed for a few seconds.. Far to bright to be a shooting star, maybe it could be a meteor?

Fireball in sky seen from Florida on 11/28/2010 @ 2:10am

I just found this site because i was searching to see if anyone else saw what I saw early this morning. I just happened to look up and caught something streaking across the sky. It had a long trail mostly orange(ish) and what looked like sparks and peices of fire. An object lead the way which looked twice the size of the trail in circumfrance and was very bright maybe orange/white/blueish. The thing is, it's movement was parallel to the horizon (left to right) Not from top to bottom, and did not appear to be moving much faster than a plane would be. The trail was pretty long and there was a very bright flash of blue/white then it was gone. It looked exactly like a plane exploding. It appeared to be out over the gulf of Mexico. From my location (Parrish, FL. United States; south of Tampa) it was at 215 degrees S.W. with an elevation of approximately 40 degrees. I have NEVER seen anything like it in 36 years and I watch the night sky almost every night. I have seen meteors and shooting stars. They move extremely fast. This (thing) did not. I was just hoping that somebody, somewhere, saw it too. Well, happy sky watching.

fireball in the sky seen 11-30-10 miami fl

I am glad to see that I am not going crazy I also saw a fire ball with with a tail falling from the sky today as I was driving home from work it was around 5:39pm do you think this has anything to do with planet x? I took pictures from my mobile and you can see it clearly

Fireball

Five of us saw the exact same fireball you describe around 6.45pm while we were walking in the snow. We are in North West Ireland. I don't know much about meteors or shooting stars but just thought what I saw last night was amazing. Wonder what it was?

fireball

Hi there
I have been searching all evening for someone to ask about the fireball i saw this evening in connemara, galway, ireland. I was driving home from xmas shopping and had to stop in the middle of the road for a few moments as i was so shocked at what i saw. It was a large orange light wiht a long tail of fire from it. It glided across the sky for a minute or so and then just burnt out eventually. It was frightening at first as i thought it was an aeroplane but then realised it was probably a metorite. I picked up my phone to call someone but had no credit unfortunately to ring anyone and anyway it had happened so quick that it was over before i could take a video or photo on my phone. it was amazing and I will never forget it.

red lights over upper hutt

One of my sons friends came to my front door, as I was chatting to her I saw two very bright red lights in the sky, I said look at that, she turned and said do you see them too, she had seen three and she thought she was just seeing things, but when I said I saw them too we watched them for about 5 mins. At first we thought they may have been a couple of helicopters but they appeared to travel very close to each other, and they just hovered going up and down slightly, as they traveled up they got dimmer and then just faded out. We thought that they had gone, when I looked up and said, there's another one, and it did the same thing. This all happened about 10.30 - 11pm on Saturday night 27/11/2010.

i saw exactly the same thing in gisborne 28.11.10 @ 10.00pm

What you saw was exactly what i saw last night but they wernt red they were an orange/red looking colour, there were two of them following each other moving quite slow then about 5 minutes later they started getting smaller and smaller then dissapeared.

orange/green lights in sky near stansted airport, england

Hi
Weird to see other people with similar names to mine. Anyway, I saw an orange/gold light descend near South Mimms, just outside of NWLondon at about 3-30am this morning (27th November 2010), British Time. After that, driving to Stansted Airport, in England, at about 4.24am, I saw like an orange/green flash at about ground level and up, kind of like lightning (if I could draw it, I would) green to the left, attached to orange to the right light up from the ground (and then i saw clouds coming from it, so I thought there might have been a plane crash (as it was near Stansted Airport!) but then thought what I was witnessing was indeed the Northern Lights, although at ground level. Weird, or wot!

Object behind moon

Hey there,

I have seen something odd behind the moon on the 23rd November 2010. There are photos here to see in my flickr account open to anyone who wants to view them.

I am 100% sure it is not dust I am so fussy with cleaning my camera lense...No dust or streak gets past me unseen. And the photo was taken through an open ranch slider door so it is not a reflection on the glass.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15393432@N03/5209813817/in/set-721576254749...

bright orange lights

in harrow, london we have just seen about 16 orange light move slowly over the rooftops, then they dissapeard, then another lot, then another lot. does anybody know what they are? the time was around 9.10pm

I saw these too in New Zealand

Hi there, I saw these same kind of things about 11.45pm on the 11/12/10 in Tauranga, New Zealand. I was just googling around to check if any other reports were made about this same thing, and there was one newspaper report from about 4 1/2 hours drive from my house.

http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/local/news/orange-diamonds-reported-i...

Fast moving light

Last night at about 5.30 in the morning i saw a bright light similar to a star but it couldnt have been because it was moving up and down, side to side and then zoomed off. its not the first time i have seen this happen, anybody else seen this?

Two bright orange lights

On the 26 November 2010 I saw two brights orange lights move across the sky in exactly the same direction and dissappear. At 9 10 pm Johannesburg South Africa

Green ball of light

On 24th November, 2010 At approx 9am Australian Daylight saving time. Location: Lismore NSW, Australia, I saw a bright green ball of light fall from the sky. Just wondering what it could be. I phoned our local police a few minutes after the sighting at that time there was no other reports. Thanks

WOOW! I saw an amazing green

WOOW! I saw an amazing green light that got closer as it moved along, but then it got blue and went faster leaving a short bright blue tail behind, but what was real weird is that as it closer and blue it made a loud THUD and as it went faster (leaving a short tail) IT MADE A LOUD ROAR...I was amazed.
By the way that was around 12:15 GMT in Alexandria, Egypt
Like it was visiting the Pyramids, AMAZING

hi mate i saw the same thing

hi mate i saw the same thing last night 25/11/2010 (10:09) falling from around orions belt (stars) heading south Westerly over the roof tops it fell very quick indeed .it was huge i was very amazed by what i see shame i never got a pic it just moved so fast well ill be looking out tonight for more but i think im in for a slim chance as this is the first encounter in 27 yrs of my life