|Occurred : 1/1/2012 00:03 (Entered as : 1/1/12 0:03)
Reported: 12/31/2011 10:33:07 PM 22:33
Location: Marietta, GA
|Three orange lights in sky on New Year's Eve in Marietta, GA
Shortly after midnight, we observed three bright orange lights in the sky. At first, it appeared as if they were helicopters, but there was no sound, they didn't have red or green navigational lights, and the lights were bright orange, not white.
Given the date and time, one may easily dismiss these lights as part of a fireworks display, etc. However, the lights were clearly not fireworks, as there was no fireworks display in the area, the lights moved completely across the sky in perfect formation - one right after the other. They also didn't dissipate or lose altitude, as is common with fireworks, flares, chaff, or skydivers with lights.
The second witness with me thought that the lights were only about one hundred feet in the air, or slightly above the tree top level. I, however, believe they were at least 1000 feet high.
These were three separate lights moving slowly from west to east, and then north and out of sight. This was a very strange way to bring in the New Year.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))