NUFORC Sighting 161957

Occurred: 2021-02-06 19:00 Local
Reported: 2021-02-07 01:14 Pacific
Duration: 8 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Tramonto, AZ, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

5 glowing fireballs - danced in formation, hovered , vanished from eye sight in 2 seconds. Tramonto Arizona evening

Around 7:00 PM Saturday evening 02-06-2021 I went with my father to the grocery store. We were driving westbound towards highway I-17 on Carefree HWY. I looked out the drivers side window which would be south and noticed I believe 5 orange fireball like unidentifiable objects. It immediately caught my eye and as we turned left at the intersection we witnessed them changing directions.

Initially they appeared more vertical (although not straight lily vertical but more like a kite but still seemingly together) I noticed about 5 of them. I noticed 2-3 were moving in irregular fashion but still amongst the other and more “up/down” then fully circular. Best way to describe them would be out of position but together.

As we turned left which is South several of the pack I would say 4/5 began to ascend and quickly. When we pulled over I got out of the vehicle to film briefly the 2nd video. The orange fireball seems to hover, probably for 20 seconds maybe 15, and then as it was out of eyesight range in less than 3 seconds likely 2 seconds. I have good eye sight I was able to track it for 1-2 seconds and then it’s as if it hit supersonic speed and was more far than the nearest stars and out of sight. It didn’t burn out, rather it moved so quickly I couldn’t see it almost darting away. The 4 orange “fireballs” ascended with similar speed but together and the last one stayed behind.

I’ve seen hot air balloons before during the day, and the glow was very much like the fire you’d see that powers a hot air balloon but round - and all of them were similar size. It was a glowing fire not a constant orange but the glow was strong/very defined.

My father retired from the aviation industry and I work in financial services. In Colorado I’ve witnessed similar orange glows which seemed to move across the sky at very high distances - similar to stars in size but I’ve never seen anything this close

Posted 2021-03-02

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