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Occurred : 7/4/2013 23:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2013 23:00)
Reported: 7/5/2013 8:12:52 PM 20:12
Posted: 7/14/2013
Location: Spanaway, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
23:00 (pacific time), two glowing spheres (like fire balls) were seen floating in the night sky.

On the evening of July 4th, 2013, I spotted two anomalies in the sky. It was around 23:00 (pacific time), and I had just returned home from watching a fireworks display.

I got out of the car, opened up the back to retrieve some blankets, and for some reason or another felt compelled to look up at the sky.

I first saw a single red/orange sphere (or fire ball is the best I can describe it)high up in the sky, slowly gliding from my left to the right.

The sphere first went at a relatively slow pace (hovering in place for a few seconds at a time then slowly gliding again).

Then, after about a minute, it suddenly became immensely bright (to the point that it almost hurt my eyes) and seemed to become bigger.

The sphere then flew from right to left to right again, and then zipped at an impressive speed across the night sky.

As the object was zipping across the sky, I suddenly noticed that there was a second (identical) red/orange sphere beside of it (though it seemed to be at a slightly lower altitude beneath the other light).

Shortly after I saw the second sphere, they both zipped across the sky and out of my view.

I am not sure if the second sphere had been there during the entirety of my "encounter" with the spheres, as I was so taken with the first one that I spotted. I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

So, I cannot say for sure if the second sphere appeared only when the first zipped across the sky, or if it had been hovering in that place the whole time.

I would love to know what these objects were.