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Occurred : 10/5/2012 21:17 (Entered as : 10/05/2012 21:17)
Reported: 10/8/2012 11:03:22 AM 11:03
Posted: 10/30/2012
Location: Milford (Gulf Beach), CT
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 minutes
Sequence of five orange lights in identical transit


((NUFORC Note: One of six sightings from same source, submitted over the course of two months. PD))


This is a sequel to sightings from 8/18, 9/02, 9/19 at this location.

Arrived Gulf Beach on Friday 7PM. Wind from SW 5+mph. Sunset at 7:10PM.

While waiting, observed a couple nearby light and release a pale blue/green Chinese wind lantern . Tracked with binoculars as it drifted to NNE. Completely dissimilar to the following: Start: 9:17PM, @8 degrees above Fort Trumbull (about half a mile away at 300 degrees NW) The first hazy orange light emerged, appearing to swerve abruptly from a SE to a NE course, (wind at this time had shifted to the SE). Floating steadily, it gradually rose to @ 35 degree elevation (below 1,000 feet altitude), then maintained constant speed and altitude as it continued into the NE.

Appearance was a quasi Kong Ming “Hero” Chinese sky lantern. Much larger in size than such lanterns normally are (Corrected estimate from previous one = 10-25 ft diameter) , this cone shaped red/yellow/orange light’s top-most funnel shaped portion shifted erratically from side to side as if buffeted by wind, even though the object’s transit was a smooth, steady floating speed of 45 – 75 mph. I must emphasize that the wind was blowing from the NW directly into my face. After 3 minutes this orange oval began to flicker, then winked out at 20 degrees NE (about 3.5 miles away).

Using a Lumix SZ15 I tried to zoom in and take burst photos and HD video. Simultaneously, I attempted to paint the UFO with a green laser, while also observing it through 7X35 binoculars – an obviously frustrating experience. No apparent response to laser, though all objects remained – for the first time since June – out of the laser’s 2,500 ft range, therefore I was also unable to “paint” any of them. Some useful photos and video obtained.

This UFO was followed by four subsequent UFOs, each appearing from the same location and each transiting almost identically from the NW to the NE. Each UFO in this sequence appeared only after the previous one had drifted completely away and finally winked out.

The final UFO blinked out at 9:35PM.

Peculiar note: This was my fifth sighting at this location, taking place on the fifth of the month and, for the very first time, involving five objects.