|Occurred : 9/2/2012 21:05 (Entered as : 09/02/12 21:05)
Reported: 9/4/2012 12:52:16 PM 12:52
Location: Milford, CT
|Two pairs of bright orange orbs slowly ascending
((NUFORC Note: One of six sightings from same source, submitted over the course of two months. PD))
Milford, CT, Gulf Beach, Sunday, 09/02, 9:05PM After the sighting reported to NUFORC for 08/18 at this location,(and pursuant to the 06/06/12 reports for Milford that share this locale and appearance of object) periodic visits resulted in no activity until this night. At Gulf Beach 7:45PM, wind from west, then diminished ; broken cloud cover.
First very bright orange-red spark-like light with orange nimbus emerged above treeline at 5 degrees N. From elevation of 8 degrees it slowly and steadily rose straight up within cloudless area of sky. This light initially gave the appearance of a slow-motion firework missile that was launched and primed to explode. It was extremely bright and obviously propelled, not simply drifting. Through 10x21 binoculars this light appeared fan-shaped (picture a deep U shape, wide at the top, with a small ball- shaped nucleus of brighter and deeper orange light resting at the bottom). Overall impression was of a concise ball of light surrounded by a nimbus of hazier orange light. I do not recall any fluctuation of the luminosity. Slow ascent of this light continued for approximately 90 seconds. Strobed a 110 lumen LED flashlight at this object during its ascent, with no response. During last few seconds of ascent this light faded away until it was no longer visible in cloudles! s area of sky at 35 degree elevation. Estimated distance from beach = 3,000 feet, which possibly positions it above marshland near a cemetary.
Within 5 minutes of the first light’s fading away, another identical light rose above treeline at 355 degrees N. Same appearance and gradual ascent straight up. Likewise, viewed through binoculars and signalled with flashlight: same situation as previous until it similarly faded away at 35 degree elevation.
After waiting about 30 minutes for the chance of a repetition, packed up and ready to leave when, through the broken cloud cover to the ESE glimpsed a more distant but similarly colored light slowly ascending into the clouds. Assuming that this might have been an error on my part, or a prosaic aircraft, I prepared to investigate a playing field about a mile to the north, from which chinese lantern/balloons could have been released.
Within several minutes another bright orange light rose up behind the treeline in the exact same location that the previous light had been briefly noticed. At 13 degrees elevation and 145 degrees SE this light, identical to the pair that had just previously emerged from the north, slowly rose at what appeared to be the same distance from the beach (3,000 feet), which would place it out over Long Island Sound. After about 105 seconds it too faded away in identical fashion. No equipment used in this observation. 9:45PM was the end of this group of sightings.