NUFORC Sighting 116445

Occurred: 2015-01-01 19:50 Local
Reported: 2015-01-02 13:39 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Denver, CO, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

Intelligent burning fireball over University Hills/ Denver, CO

My boyfriend and I were leaving to go to dinner when we both saw something strange in the sky just above my neighborhood in university hills. It looked like something burning and on fire, which alarmed us at first. We could tell it wasn't a plane or anything with a constant beam of light because there was a center light that was bright and the flickering fire-like light was moving up from the lower ball of light, just as flames move up and "lick" the air.

The object wasn't flying as high up as commercial airplanes fly, but more around the height a helicopter would hover. It was on a constant path moving from west to east at a constant speed when it stopped suddenly for about a minute; it just hovered there and kept burning.

Then it started moving again at a slower speed moving south, also appearing to gain height in altitude as well. We could see the light grow faint but could no longer see the burning. At this point we were viewing the object thro! ugh the trees and watched it change course again heading slightly diagonal towards south east.

Just as fast as it had appeared out of nowhere, it began moving up in altitude very quickly until it was just a faint light, almost as if it was a star, despite the snow that was falling and the fact that no stars were visible.

I took a video that captures the main chunk of the sighting but my phone died just after it began gaining altitude and disappeared.

The fact the object was burning was alarming enough, but the intelligent speed and direction changes were enough to convince us this was something foreign and extraterrestrial.

Posted 2015-01-07

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