NUFORC Sighting 128599

Occurred: 2016-07-19 21:15 Local
Reported: 2016-07-19 20:00 Pacific
Duration: 7-10 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Vergennes, VT, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

2 bright reddish-orange fireballs seen flying in a unique flight path not seen by usual aircraft.

I was driving home from work at approximately 21:15 hrs on 7/19/16, when I saw a bright reddish orange fireball. I thought immediately that it was a burning Chinese lantern. I saw it quickly for a few seconds, but had to keep my attention to the road and traffic.

I was almost home at that point and quickly parked so I could relocate it in the sky. I was amazed as I looked over towards town and saw 2 of them in close proximity of each other. One started traveling southerly towards me and the other one travelled east ward, separating from each other. The one that came towards me was like a fireball, kind of shimmering as if it was on fire. Its speed slowed to almost a stop as it turned 45 degrees and headed due east.

Airplanes in my area come out of the south and travel north or come from the southeast and travel northwest. I have never seen an airplane or jet fly north to south or fly towards the east. A very unusual flight path.

From the time I first saw them! until they were gone was about 7-10 mins.

Posted 2016-07-22

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