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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/10/2021 22:30 (Entered as : 06/10/21 22:30)
Reported: 6/16/2021 3:46:18 PM 15:46
Posted: 7/31/2021
Location: Fayette, ME
Shape: Circle
Duration: 8 min.
Characteristics: The object changed color
Large bright orange disk or sphere seen at night hovering and crossing the lake outside our summer camp.

Fayette, Maine, June 10, 2021 At about 10PM my wife and I were listening to music indoors when she spotted an object that captured her attention. It appeared to be quite distant and was low in the sky above the tree line on the opposite side of the lake from our summer camp. There is no development on the opposite shore of our camp. Only many acres of forest. The object was flashing and changing color. She and I both watched it for awhile with binoculars before deciding to get dressed and go outside to get a better look. The object was to the right of our camp as we looked westward over the water.

As we stood on our dock watching and filming the object with a camcorder, a similar object appeared directly in front of us. It was again above the tree line on the opposite side of the lake and at what seemed like a great distance. It appeared for only a brief time, and then disappeared. My wife said it streaked away. I was looking through the viewfinder of the camcorder and only know that I suddenly lost sight of it.

Immediately after, a large brilliant orange disk rose above the tree line and across the lake, again looking westward, slightly to the left of where we were standing. It appeared to be quite low in the sky and very close. We could not determine if the actual object was disk shaped or a sphere. Also, it was not possible to determine it's size, as we could not judge its altitude, especially at night. The evening was clear, cold and completely quiet. The lake is only about a thousand feet wide in the section of water that's directly in front of our camp. The object was completely silent as it hovered over the trees for maybe 30 seconds or so before slowly crossing the lake eastward in our direction. As it traveled, it changed appearance (still photos taken from the video will be supplied to the Director). It passed onto the shoreline very near to where we were standing on the dock and went over the top of our neighbor's camp just beside us. It then took a sharp left turn and f! ollowed parallel to the lake passing over our camp and then our neighbor's camp on the other side of ours. At this point, it was heading north. All three camps are lakeside structures within maybe 100 or so feet of each other. It then went out of our sight into the tree coverage.

From doing some research, we have come to think that the original, distant flashing objects may have been stars that are low in the sky and that the refracting light caused the color changes. So we will focus this report on the large object that crossed the lake and was clearly not a star.

My wife will file a separate report of her observation. Her observation was entirely with the naked eye, whereas mine was largely, but not exclusively, through the viewfinder of the camcorder.