|Occurred : 7/4/2010 21:10 (Entered as : 07/04/10 21:10)
Reported: 7/4/2010 9:08:21 PM 21:08
Location: Milton, VT
Duration:Approx. 3 minutes
|Slow-moving orb circles around house
As it was the 4th of July, we were watching our neighbors set off some small fireworks around 9:00 pm, looking out the screen of our front door. We did see a plane at one point, as well as a helicopter. Then, seemingly appearing out of nowhere, my mother and I saw an orange-red orb flying towards our house.
At first we thought it might be the lights on an airplane because it was flying so smoothly, but as it moved closer we speculated it might be a flare or firework of some kind. However, it was moving slowly, and the light wasn't diminishing in intensity at all. There was no trail behind it--it was an entirely self-contained light.
As it flew over our house, we both noticed smaller lights that seemed to be circling around the larger light. The smaller lights, to me, looked to be pink and green in hue (among other colors.) I only got a clear look at it for a couple of seconds.
We ran to the back of the house, out onto our deck, and watched as it flew slowly over the pine trees and over the neighborhood behind us. Again, it didn't explode or diminish as fireworks might. It made no sound whatsoever.
We ran inside and downstairs to inform my father, then ran back upstairs to watch it circling around and taking a similar path over the house for a second time. I ran to get my camera, but the battery was dead. I hooked up the family camcorder quickly so that it was pulgged into the wall and not running on a battery, but it was behaving strangely and kept shutting off. We watched as the object disappeared over the house a second time. I went to charge the other camera while my parents watched the object take its route over the back of the house again. My father initially suggested it might be a flare, and then admitted he had no idea what it really was.
My mother and I are confident we saw something out of the ordinary. It was the moment when it was almost directly above us and we saw the smaller lights around the object that conviced us this was no typical 4th of July experience.