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Occurred : 2/25/2017 18:45 (Entered as : 02/25/2017 18:45)
Reported: 2/25/2017 7:58:16 PM 19:58
Posted: 3/10/2017
Location: Longmont, CO
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 minutes
12 orange red objects flying across Longmont in NE direction.

I saw 12 orange/red objects flying in NE direction. First saw one then another a ways behind it it but off to the side. Each flying the exact same speed. Then another and another and another, etc. Counted 12 total. All flying the exact same speed. Totally silent.

Appeared to have 2 or 3 orange red lights that made up most of the object. Shape was either long oval or saucer but all were the same. Smaller than any plane but much larger than a drone.


Hi Peter,

Turns out what I saw was Chinese lanterns after all. Some people sent up about 15 of them at sunset that day in honor of someone who died 5 yrs ago. If you google Times Call Longmont Aliens, you'll see the story.

I guess my eyes aren't as good as I thought they were!

So sorry to take up so much of your time.



Hi Peter,
Sorry for the slow response time I work at ((deleted)) - 12 hour shifts - Fri, sat, sun so have been busy.
Am I satisfied? I looked again at the drawing I made soon after seeing the objects and while they didn't appear to be Chinese lanterns, it is possible that at the right height and right angle maybe they could be. The thing that throws me off is that I remember when I saw them I thought they were way too big to be drones - even really, really large drones. The next morning I googled drones and thought that maybe the drones that are large enough to carry one person might be large enough to match what I saw hence "car sized" or "small car sized". I never did see any of them rise rapidly in the sky and disappear. They all maintained the exact height and distribution pattern the entire time I watched them move off to the NE until they were just small orange/red objects. It was not windy that night. I'm torn.
However, without a picture or video of what I saw I have to let it go. I can't prove anything.
I sure will keep an eye to the sky though and keep my cell phone with me at all times!
Thank you!