NUFORC Sighting 179221

Occurred: 2023-09-12 20:10 Local
Reported: 2023-11-02 11:24 Pacific
Duration: approximately 1-2 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Location details: Beach house on West Beach Blvd.

Shape: Orb
Explanation: Flares - Possible

Two separate nights, orange orbs blink on and stay static in the sky for seconds before blinking out

At Approximately 8:10 pm, September 12, 2023, my friend and I were on the deck of our vacation beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama, gazing at the southwest sky over the Gulf of Mexico.

Suddenly an orange orb appeared in the sky about the size of a nickel held at arm’s length, so it seemed very close. The orb was very bright but not blinding with no aura or light beaming from it, much like a stoplight. It seemed to blink on like an eye opening. It did not move and was perfectly round. Almost immediately another identical orb blinked on to the left of the first, and then another to its right, all in a straight line and in perfect alignment with each other and none moving. There was no sound. Moments later they all blinked off.

Approximately five to 10 minutes after the three orbs disappeared, what looked like a string of lights appeared lower in the sky and to the right of where the first three orbs were. These orbs were much smaller than the first three, all in a line and static in the sky. Like the first three, these orbs did not twinkle, although it appeared that one would go out on one end of the string and another come on at the other end. Immediately after this appearance, another identical string of orbs appeared far to the left of the first string and a bit lower in the sky but approximately the same size. The orbs in these strings were identical in shape and color to the first sighting of three. They remained static in the sky until they disappeared a few seconds after they appeared. There was no sound.

The first photo is of the night sky on September 12 from my seated position on the deck. I’ve overlayed the graphic of orbs to provide an illustration of what we saw.

On September 14, 2023, my friend and I were once again sitting on the deck and watching the night sky. Due south and far out over the Gulf of Mexico, much farther out than the previous sighting, we saw two orange orbs in a line similar in color and shape to the previous sighting on September 12. One of the orbs blinked out within moments, but my friend got a photo of the second orb.

The second and third images are of this orb. The third photo is an enlargement of the second.

Posted 2023-12-09

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