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Occurred : 7/9/2012 23:15 (Entered as : 07/097/12 23:15)
Reported: 11/6/2012 8:49:31 AM 08:49
Posted: 11/19/2012
Location: Saint Paul's Bay (Malta),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes

Several grouped 'fireballs' seen over four consecutive nights in September 2012, at approximately similar time period between 2200hrs and 0100hrs. They were certainly not Chinese Lanterns. This theory has since been checked out via practical tests using Chinese Lanterns at similar time and weather conditions. This theory was very quickly debunked. As an example, if held at arm’s length the size of the 'fireballs' were approximately the size of a golf ball. Each object was noiseless, brightly illuminated by an intense orange/yellow glow and had a dark orange and red aura. There were small black square shapes (assumed to be small windows) equally spaced around the top sections, underside there was a central 'slow pulsating' red globe. They moved steadily (in an unwavering boxed formation) against a South East wind. Their actual speed and height was difficult to estimate and as an example they seemed to be moving slightly faster than a conventional civilian air! craft and any type of wind carried balloon or kite. The night sky was cloudless, spotted with identifiable stars. Usual commercial air traffic moving to and from Malta was clearly distinguishable. To the present similar objects continue to be seen in the night sky by locals and tourists alike.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))