NUFORC Sighting 96270

Occurred: 2013-02-09 20:00 Local
Reported: 2013-02-10 11:05 Pacific
Duration: 20 minutes
No of observers: 4

Location: Hana, HI, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

8-10 firey red and orange flares fly over Hana, HI toward Haleakala

2 of us (my 23 yr. old son and me) were star gazing when red and orange fireball objects, looking like flares with no noise (however, there was an airplane in the vicinity which is unusual at night in this area), appeared flying from northeast (from the ocean side over the Hana dump) heading southwest toward Haleakala and disappeared in the mountain cloud cover.

I believe there was a lead flare at first; then 2 side by side behind it in formation and lagging well behind the first 3 objects - there was a 4th flare that appeared to be going faster as if to try and catch up. The 4th flare pulsated in the rear as it sped up.

There were several more fireball objects that followed the same coordinates in single file and at about the same speed as the first 3. About 8-10 firey flares altogether. The objects were firey red spheres with orange rears, almost like 2 balls attached together.

We began taping the 2 in formation and I called to my husband and friend in the! house to come see this as the objects kept coming.

There were 4 witnesses. 3 ages 58-61 and my son. 3 males, 1 female. All caucasion.

Posted 2013-02-18

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