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Occurred : 6/18/2012 22:20 (Entered as : 06/18/12 22:20)
Reported: 7/6/2012 12:43:36 AM 00:43
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Mellieha,
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
Brilliant Amber & Glod Fireballs Seen Over Mellieha, Malta (Mediterranean) 18th,19th & 20th June 2012.

June 18th 2012 (2220hrs) + June 19th 2012 (2335hrs), June 20th 2012 (0120hrs) Fireball - Amber - Gold - White - Optical size to human eye appreared to be size of a golf ball held at arms length. Luminosity was brilliant on each occasion. The first seen object (19th June) travelled in a West to East direction (in bound above Gozo island across Mellieha Bay (Malta). The floowing objects (19th & 20th June 2012) were stationary over Gozo Island (not on the incoming civilian aircraft landing path to Malta International Airport) before moving off in a Northly direction out to sea at a rapid speed. The height of 'fireballs' was very difficult to estimate. Speed much faster than any type of civilian aircraft. There was no engine noise heard whatsoever. There were no flashing aircraft red/green/white lights. The brilliance of the 'fireballs remained' constant. The estimated distance covered from point of first visual sighting to point of disappearing from view was a! pproximately fifteen miles in less than five minutes. On each three nights/early morning numerous witnesses 'tourists andlocals' watched the 'firballs' travelling across the sky. The 'fireballs' seemed to be at first diamond shaped and intermitently split into a group of three seperate 'fireballs moving together at equal distand (to the human eye approximately 2.5 centimetres apart) and several moments later re-joined into a whole object. The 'fireballs were observed by my wife and I from our roof top garden in Mellieha, Malta. We are not UFO and have no interest as such in the subject. At first we thought the lights were approaching aircraft to land at Malta International airport, We are used to observning normal aircraft coming and going from the Malta international airport. The objects (fireballs) were not usual civilian aircaft and they moved as tough under intelligent control and certainly were not caused by natural weather conditions, weather ballons, chinese lanterns! , fireworks or any other 'ridiculous' explanations. If uiindee! d the se en objects were military aircraft, they were exceptionally quiet and very luminous in the night sky, which was cloudless. There wss no wind and the breeze was travelling (East to West) in the opposite direction against the movement of the objects. The ambient temperature was approximatly twenty six degree's centigrade on each night of the sighting with an avergae 58 % humidity measurement.

This is the first time these strange lights have been reported. However, there has been and are seen (usually innthe night sky but some day time 'disc' sighting have also have been observed) increasing sightings being observed over the island of Malta and neighbouring Sicily.


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))