Thursday, January 10, 2013

9 Red/Orange Balls Of Light In The Sky Over Burlington Wisconsin

Date: January 1, 2013
Time: about 12:05 a.m.

At a few minutes after midnight, the morning of January 1, 2013, I observed nine orange-red lights flying along a northeast-to-southwest straight-line trajectory over Burlington, Wisconsin (Racine County, approximately 30 miles southwest of Milwaukee).

The initial observation was of three incredibly bright reddish orange lights (orbs/fireballs) moving slowly across the sky in a close triangular formation.

This was followed shortly after (while the "triangle" was still visible) by a pair of identical lights following in tandem along the same path, one light slightly ahead of the other.

Two more identical "pairs" of lights came immediately afterwards moving in the same path and the same pattern. When the final pair of lights was approx. directly overhead, the triangle was still only faintly visible towards the western horizon.

The lights did not burn out or fall out of the sky; rather they moved so far (south)westward that they became like pinpricks in the sky before becoming no longer visible.

The entire event lasted for about 5 minutes, at the least. They moved in what appeared to be a straight line without deviation.

The fireballs had no discernible exterior features, even when viewed through low-power binoculars. The light remained constant in color and size, although some of the orbs appeared to grow brighter as I observed them. Their brightness was comparable to that of a professional firework, although these did not explode, and were certainly not fireworks of any sort.

Their color was similar to that of the sun when it is still orange at the break of dawn.

Their apparent size was (at their closest approach) a bit smaller than a basketball. There was no sound associated with the event. Nor was their any other non-normal occurrence during or afterwards, as far as I observed.

The event was also witnessed by my mother, who described to me what she had seen before I mentioned anything about what I had seen; our observations matched. She witnessed slightly more of the event than I did, because I ran into the house to get the binoculars, but she says nothing different than what I have already described occurred during that time.

The event was not witnessed by people (co-workers at my third shift job) driving to Burlington from Waterford (a town a few miles to the north of Burlington) at the same time it was going on.

Whether this is because it was not visible from there, or because they just weren't paying attention, I'm not sure.

(Note: Despite it being New Year's Eve, neither I nor my mother had been drinking. Nor do we take any sort of mind-altering drugs!)

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

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