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Occurred : 12/26/2004 23:10 (Entered as : 12/26/2004 23:10)
Reported: 12/26/2004 8:50:10 PM 20:50
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Tobyhanna, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 Seconds
Red light in the Sky

I was smoking a cigarette on my back deck, looking toward my back yard which is faily woodland (but not dense). Then all of a sudden in the background, I seen a Red Light that seemed to appear from behind the house in back of me (past my lot). It didnt come from that house, but a fair distance away. The red light rose at a pretty fast pace (but not extremely fast) almost a perfect line, but wiggled a little bit from side to side (not drastic). It looked like it left a small trail from its path, but it was snowing out, so cant say for certain. Then all of a sudden it stopped in mid air for a second, then it was gone. I didnt see it after that second, because I turned around to open the door and yell to my parents. It left In my words a red circle where it did stop for around i would say 10 seconds then the red circle "Trail" disapated. I thought after scrutenizing my sighting that it might have been a firework, or maybe a flare. We do have a small airport where we are, but not near the direction where I was looking (North). It did not make a sound, no explosion, nothing like a firework makes. And if I remember, aeronatical flares stay lit for much longer than what I have seen. It was very spooky! I had goose bumps all over my body. If anybody seen this light at the same time I did, leave a post. It might have been a flare, but it didnt "Feel" like one. And it definetly wasnt a small airplane, no flashing lights, no noise and it was much to bright. Any information regarding this sighting would be very useful and put me at ease.