NUFORC UFO Sighting 77023

Occurred: 1990-11-01 21:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2010-08-06 10:10 Pacific
Duration: 20 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Lowell, MA, USA

Shape: Orb
Characteristics: Lights on object

A huge, round, red orb hovering in the sky

It’s been years, so I don’t recall the exact date, or even the exact month, but I do know this event happened during late fall of 1990. This happened on the outskirts of Lowell, in one of the more suburban areas along Andover St.

At approximately 9:30 PM I went outside to take the trash out. It was raining pretty hard and I remember it being exceptionally dark that night. I walked out the front door with the bag of trash and around the back of our house. As I turned the corner from the side of the house to the back, I saw a huge, round, red light hovering in the sky almost directly above me. It seemed really close- maybe JUST above the trees (and certainly below the clouds), but it made absolutely NO sound.

It was large. if you hold a small paper plate at arm’s length in front of you while looking at the sky, that’s about the size. The light was deep red, like a stop light, and in the 20 seconds I watched it, it didn’t flicker, fade, or pulse. It was solid. I remember thinking how strange it was that it was just glowing with no portion of the circle being any brighter than another and had no different characteristics - just one massive, solid, glowing orb in the sky.

At some point, I looked away to drop the trash into the barrel I’d been standing next to, and when I looked back, the orb was gone. I waited a few more seconds to see if it would return, but it didn’t.

It’s been 20 years since it happened and I STILL think about it all the time, as if it just happened yesterday. Every so often I search the net but have never found much until now, when I found NUFORC. Reading through this site, just the Massachusetts section alone, I can’t believe how many people have had similar experiences.

On a side note, for reference purposes, the accounts I’ve read from July 4th 2010 and the subsequent videos all over Youtube from that night are very similar to what I experienced, except, in my case, the single orb was red, didn’t move and seemed closer to the ground (just due to the size difference).


Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD

Posted 2010-08-24

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