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Occurred : 8/9/2013 22:10 (Entered as : 08/09/13 22:10)
Reported: 8/13/2013 1:54:15 PM 13:54
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Gloucester, MA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
On two consecutive nights saw multiple orange glowing objects follow same course

At about 10:10 pm, on August 9, 2013, my wife and I went out to our back porch in Gloucester, MA, and saw a strange orange light heading west to east coming across Ipswich Bay in a straight line, at constant altitude, about the altitude I've seen small private planes flying, i.e. about 1000 to 1500 feet, heading toward our house.

It was unusual because I thought it was an airplane with its landing lights on, but I've never seen orange landing lights on an aircraft, they are always white. But here is the really strange part, it was followed by another nineteen similar, orange lights “craft” flying silently in the same west to east direction, all following about the same course. They were spaced at about 90 second intervals. There was no sound associated with them.

They flew over the house next door and kept going until they disappeared between the houses across the street.

All of this happened over a ten to fifteen minute period. We followed each one until it disappeared, some behind the trees; others seem to just blink off after they passed us. We saw no interactions between the craft.

I didn't have a camera, but grabbed some binoculars. I saw nothing but the orange lights. Some appeared to have a bright white core. There was no sign of a solid craft that would have been visible with reflected light; or the usual navigation lights on an aircraft (red, green, white). There were certainly no strobe lights which I see all the time on aircraft flying in the area.

While we were seeing the lights, an airplane, with its bright white landing light on, flew in the area, but it looked like it was at a higher altitude and much farther away.

The next night, August 10th, 2013, we were at a concert in Rockport, MA, about three miles in a straight line from the first sighting. It was about 9 PM. We went outdoors to watch an impending fireworks display on the other side of Sandy Bay. The Bay was filled with stationary boats waiting for the fireworks.

Over the next fifteen minutes, we saw five more of the same glowing orange light objects performing in the same way, this time spaced about three minutes apart. That is, they were flying low, one at a time, following the exact same course as the previous one, this time about North to South. In this sighting, we could see where they first came into view. They originated low on the other side of the Bay, implying that they were at a very low altitude.

They flew overhead and to our right until they disappeared behind the buildings in back of us on Rockport’s Main Street.

We were surrounded by about ten to fifteen people who were also waiting for the fireworks.

No one appeared to notice the orange lights. If we hadn't seen the same objects the night before, we probably wouldn't have paid attention either.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))