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Occurred : 7/4/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 07/04/13 21:30)
Reported: 7/4/2013 10:29:45 PM 22:29
Posted: 7/5/2013
Location: Modesto, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 minutes
Several glowing red orbs seen flying overhead from the west to the east the night of July 4th in Modesto, California.

I live in Modesto, California. At about 9:30 p.m. July 4th, 2013 myself and six other people witnessed glowing orbs flying overhead from west to east. There were six groups of them flying by that I witnessed.

The first group were three orbs, glowing red. They seemed to flicker. There was no sound. They looked pretty low, I would guess maybe only a few hundred feet above. They were moving fast, way faster than the 10 mile an hour winds the weather report says for our area. As they moved closer to the east they seemed to fade but you could still make them out, we watched until they went too far to make out with the naked eye.

The second group was another three orbs. The third group was three orbs as well. The fourth group was two orbs. The fifth group was two orbs. The sixth and final was a single orb.

These all followed the same path, from west to east. They all moved about the same speed, although in the first group, one was moving out ahead of the others at a faster speed.

We are all dumbfounded as to what this could have been. There was no sound. They were moving very fast. This event lasted about 15-20 minutes. I have witnessed lots of balloons, lanterns, remote planes, toy rockets, flares, fireworks, etc. and I can definitely state that this was not that. The only thing that might even remotely explain this would be some type of lantern, like the Chinese floating lanterns. But that doesn’t explain the speed at which they moved or the exact path they took across the sky. I can definitely say that this is the most eventful 4th of July I have ever had!