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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/5/2016 03:45 (Entered as : 4/5/16 03:00)
Reported: 7/18/2016 9:40:12 AM 09:40
Posted: 7/22/2016
Location: Lawrence, KS
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
bright cherry-red light,steady movement and altitude, did not fade out.

at apprx. 3:45 am, central standard time, I was in the parking lot of my place of employment. I happened to glance up and saw a bright light to the SE of my position. As this was just after the July 4th holiday, I thought it was a firework or flare.

I expected the light to either fade out or explode into a star-burst. Much to my surprise, this light was moving steadily from south to north. Aside from being obscured by cloud cover a couple times the bright red did not fade, nor did it change speed nor direction.

Because of its speed and altitude I thought it could be a plane, but I looked carefully and could not see any flashers, like a small plane would have. It looked exactly like a very bright cherry red flare. After about 1-2 minutes of observation, it was lost to sight as it traveled to the north.