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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 2/9/2020 19:40 (Entered as : 02/09/2020 19:40)
Reported: 2/10/2020 6:41:29 PM 18:41
Location: Northfield, ME
Duration: a few seconds
|Large, luminous bright white sphere traveling at a high rate of speed.
We were driving home from Bangor Monday evening (Feb. 9, 2020) and saw a large, round, bright white orb in the sky between Northfield and Marshfield. We were traveling south on Highway 192 on our way home to Machias, just talking, and the orb appeared in the sky to the east of the road. It was moving at a high rate of speed in a direction that looked like it might be heading for the bay, or maybe even Hadley Lake. When it got below treeline we lost sight of it. We’ve been watching the paper today to see if there was any mention of it, but there’s been nothing. We have both seen plenty of meteors and shooting stars while living in Colorado prior to moving to Maine, and this was nothing like it. No tail, no elongation, no color differentiation. Just pure, glowing white and round like a giant luminous ball. There wasn't enough time to pull over to try to take an image. This struck us as significant because of another recent sighting in Maine while approaching B! angor International Airport on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Bangor on Dec. 10, during which I saw numerous orbs in the sky as we dropped in for landing (my husband was not with me on this flight). Those orbs seemed to be orange-ish in color and were stationary. Again, there was no mention of anything in the news. I attempted to take a photograph with my phone, but it didn't come out. Those orbs were less clearly defined and seemed to be hazy or blurry around the edges.