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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/6/2012 23:00 (Entered as : 6/62012 23:00)
Reported: 6/6/2012 8:45:04 PM 20:45
Posted: 6/8/2012
Location: Asheville, NC
Shape: Teardrop
Duration: 5-7 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Five orange silent hot air balloon shapes ascending the night sky.

I'm a retired registered nurse. It was approximately 11:00PM EST on 06/6/12 and I decided to open the door to my east balcony and take in the night air.

I looked directly east toward the mountain and approximately 1/2 mile away I saw what looked like a hot air balloon lit up with a orange glow floating silently up and away to the north through the clouds.

As it ascended a second one appeared where the first one had started and it went up and away following the first ones trajectory.

I ran and got my binoculars and it looked like the orange glow was much brighter in the bottom half of the hot air balloon shapes but I couldn't see any detail even with the binoculars.

They were moving silently and quickly, disappearing through the clouds. The night was cool-63 degrees, no breeze, partly cloudy with some stars visible.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and she sounded to us to be quite serious-minded. We suspect that she is a very good witness. PD))