Monday, July 5, 2010
Was checking online to see if anyone had similar stories about strange orange lights in the sky tonight and saw your web page: http://www.sightings.com/1.reports2010/bellevilleIL07042010.html dated July 4, 2010.
Nine adults and 4 children in Omaha, Nebraska saw 3 orange glowing/flickering things in the sky at dusk, an hour or so before fireworks began on July 5, 2010. SO, lets say about 9:00pm CST tonight. They didn't seem to be connected, although one adult thought one might be pulling a second one. They appeared about 2 times total, as if they were circling just east of us and we saw the western edge of the circling each time they came around. Could have been 6 total, though not really sure.
We have a lot of trees in our neighborhood, so we couldn't tell if they had circled or more were following the original 3. Two adults had just driven in from lake of the Ozarks... 5 or so hours away in central Missouri... and said people saw the same thing there the night before. They appeared to be in somewhat of a line. Not a perfect line, but as if they were following each other. First two seemed closer together, then trailed by a third.
Theories from the kids? Hot air balloons, because it looked like fire was seen. Theories from the adults? Someone mentioned Chinese lanterns or something like that, but a mile in the sky or more. We all saw what looked like fire. At first it looked like airplanes on fire, but there were no usual airplane lights. We typically have helicopters over our neighborhood (police and hospital/trauma), but these were definitely not those. Plus, our city doesn't even have 3. That's all I know, but wanted to share the info. Thanks.
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