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Occurred : 1/1/2011 00:00 (Entered as : 1/1/11 0:00)
Reported: 1/1/2011 6:11:32 AM 06:11
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Joppatowne, MD
Shape: Fireball
Silent Red Light of New Years

My wife and I were watching the New Years festivities on TV last night and noticed that our neighbors (through the woods) were shooting off fireworks. We decided to peak out the window to share in their revelry and noticed this red light passing through our field of vision. This was at 12:00AM. At first I thought it was a red stray firework light but it continued heading North East from our location. We watched in amazement for around 10-15 seconds and then ran outside to see if the light was still there. And it was. For at least another 45 seconds to a minute. Then we finally lost it through the trees as it approached Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

The light was red and did not pulsate but rather stayed the same brightness as it silently moved across the sky. There were no tails to the light which ruled out a meteorite and there were no light drippings as would be seen from a flare or in our case, firework. It was difficult to determine how high the light was in the sky but it appeared to us that it was either lower than a normal helicopter or plane, or it was very large.

We've been looking all over to see if anyone else had seen this occurrence. Please let us know if you hear anymore on this