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Occurred : 1/5/2016 23:15 (Entered as : 01/05/16 23:15)
Reported: 1/8/2016 3:38:23 AM 03:38
Posted: 1/8/2016
Location: Eliot, ME
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Red light dropped straight in from sky to near horizon, and rapidly changed direction to south east--viewed from central Eliot.

While looking out my bathroom window at Orion, a reddish/Amber light dropped straight into the atmosphere slightly to the right of the constellations view, to just above my view of the local tree line. From there it rapidly changed direction (south-east) and disappeared.

Beside the color, and lack of sound, I found its trajectory odd, as it didn't move like any plane or chopper I'd ever seen.

There was no arc to its travel, like a meteor would have. It dropped in perpendicular to the horizon.