|Occurred : 7/4/2012 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2012 22:30)
Reported: 7/5/2012 3:59:37 PM 15:59
Location: Louisville, KY
|Bright orange objects over Louisville, KY
I stepped outside with a friend to get some air and noticed a round orange "fireball" object going from the northwest to the southeast approximately 1000 to 1500 feet above the ground. The light was moving about the same speed as a small plane, and was moving steadily and in a different direction than the wind.
At first, we thought it might be some type of Chinese lantern, but the object did not flicker and was moving slightly against the wind. The object finally drifted into a hazy cloud bank and dissappeared.
About 2 minutes later we spotted another object going in the same direction and speed but higher up and a little south of the first object. We watched this object until it was obscured by some trees.
The third onject was about a mile north of the first object and was only in view for a few seconds before being obscured by trees.
The fourth object appeared about 3 minutes later, and was almost overhead. The object was also going in the same general direction, but a little lower. We watched it cross the sky for almost a minute before it just seemed to fade out.
We waited for another 20 minutes but saw nothing further.
These objects were a bright orange color, solidly lit, and moved in a steady speed and direction. They did not flicker, and were not affected by the wind.
We were both a little freaked out, and tried to rationalize the sightings with prosaic explanations like small planes, Chinese lanterns, balloons etc. But there was no noise, and if they were balloons or lanterns, they would have to have been released a mile or two from each other, and at different times rather than from the same place and all at once.
I sincerely hope someone else in the area noticed these objects too! Although this was on the fourth of July, it had nothing to do with fireworks