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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/16/2013 22:45 (Entered as : 07/16/13 22:45)
Reported: 7/16/2013 9:29:16 PM 21:29
Posted: 7/22/2013
Location: Landisville, PA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Witnessed 2 orange fireballs, 1 black oval, and 1 tiny blue dot which flared into a blue fireball in the course of 20 minutes.

The first objects I notice are 2 bright fireballs traveling diagonally up from the northern part of the sky to the west. One is behind the other one significantly. Initially they are a steady, un-blinking orange-yellow. As I stare at them directly, I also notice an oval-shaped black spot moving more rapidly in the opposite direction. After starting at the bright fireballs for about 15-25 seconds, the upper orange ball begins blinking, and then disappears. The lower ball follows suite.

After all 3 are gone from sight (the two balls & the black oval), I notice a tiny blue spot moving in the fashion of a satellite in orbit. However, after it travels horizontally from the northern section of the sky to the east, its pace slows down, almost to a halt. For a few minutes I canít see it at all.

Then, my eyes gazing in that general direction, I can see it again, appearing to barely be moving at all. It suddenly grows rapidly brighter, and then dwindles quickly and Iím again unable to see it..