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Occurred : 10/11/2011 21:00
Reported: 10/11/2011 8:27:10 PM 20:27
Posted: 10/19/2011
Location: Monroe, CT
Shape:
Duration:5 min.
Orange Light Formation Over Monroe, CT 10/11/11--Hangs in Sky then Flys Away.

Please note: I am the "woman" cited, below, in the report that was made to the local newspaper, the CT Post. This report is EXACTLY accurate, so I am sending it as is. NOTE: The "orange light" looks just like the one on your homepage from the Rense Radio show (NJ sighting).

Man spots UFO in Monroe, CT. October 11, 2011 The newsroom recieved the following account from a reader who said he spotted a UFO in Monroe, Connecticut: Witnessed (along with a stranger who’d parked her car in front of my driveway to jump out of the car and witness it as well) the event described below over the sky of Monroe tonight and can discern no viable explanation.

When: Tuesday, 10/11 @ appx 9:00 PM EST
Where: Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT outside (from WSW sky below treeline to NE sky directly overhead)
Duration: approximately 5 minutes from first sighting the lights til they passed, reverting the sky back to darkness
Event: 7-10 red/orange lights of undulating brightness (like fire) appx 1/16 to 1/8 diameter of a full moon and brightness equivalent to Venus or a low-flying plane light.

All lights sat motionless in sky in a formation pattern roughly a rectangle or triangle--or a pattern with even spacing among all lights that just hung in the sky, covering a large portion of the sky overhead. Then entire formation began moving as one object (from a complete stop in the sky) generally NE in direction before all lights went dark nearly simultaneously.

Planes were overhead after the event and their plane engines could be heard but during event lights in question generated no sound whatsoever. Complete Silence. Initially suspected these to be meteor shower but they were below the cloud cover and quite a bit larger than any meteor I’ve ever seen and no trail left as they moved.

After initial formation moved and disappeared, an additional 4-6 lights came, single file and well spaced, across the sky from the WSW one after another towards where the first formation had disappeared and each proceeded to disappear as it reached that general destination. All were the same size as the others. After flying After that the sky was dark and clouds could be seen with patches of sky/stars showing thru and plane in the far distance, which could be heard, but no residual evidence of the lights. Again, it was completely silent during this light formation motion.

Absence of any sound and a combination of stationary lights coupled with movement makes a plane/fireworks/meteor explanation questionable. Same as for ball lightning, swamp gas ignition, etc. all of which I’ve seen before and this did not match any of them.

Note: On after sighting report to local police: Monroe police said the lights were caused by rice paper candles lit by kids behind a local church. The children lit candles under rice paper bags. When ignited, the bags flew into the sky.)

Note: I (the woman cited above) took photos w/ my cell phone be I do not seemed to have captured the "orange light ball." However, it does show the blackened sky around the vicinity--if that is of any help.