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Occurred : 12/10/2012 19:15 (Entered as : 12/10/12 19:15)
Reported: 12/11/2012 11:25:07 PM 23:25
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Longmont, CO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 to 4 minutes
3 Red, Orange & Yellow Fireballs appear in sky to family of 3

We were driving to a store in the southeast end of Longmont, Colorado. I was with my daughter and her son who is one year and four months old.

We parked about 100 feet from the store. It was quite cold and we headed for the store entrance. I happened to look in the sky in the northeast direction.

At first I saw one light, and thought it could be an airplane. But then two more lights appeared and the three lights seemed to be traveling together ala three synchronized swimmers.

The three lights moved up and down and for a few moments appearing to be on the same roller coaster in the sky. The lights slowly changed colors, mostly reds, oranges and yellows. At times one or two of the lights would suddenly disappear and seconds later re-appear.

The three lights resembled meteors (as in “shooting stars”) – but much bigger, and moving in unusual ways. Shooting stars streak across the sky and suddenly "blip" and they disappear. These three fireballs in the sky were clearly visible and lasted for at least 3 to 4 minutes.

My daughter saw the lights too. The lights did not appear to her to be what she would consider as a "UFO," but I asked her what she thought we saw, and she could not explain what we had just witnessed. My grandson stared at the fireballs but had no comment.