|Occurred : 7/4/2013 18:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2013 18:30)
Reported: 8/28/2013 10:11:42 AM 10:11
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
|5-6 Reddish Orange Orbs spotted around the greater Tulsa area 4th July night.
I am a student and the wife is an Administrator at a local company. On the evening of July 4th at sunset the wife and I went into the back yard to watch the fireworks and immediately spotted a reddish orange sphere in the sky moving very slowly. The wife said it was a touring helo giving rides for the fireworks which is common but it was glowing and had no strobes.
After dismissing it, 10 to 15 minutes later,another one appeared taking roughly the same flight path, then another. They traveled together and seemed to be circling the greater Tulsa city limits on the east side at about the same altitude as a traffic helo or the small Cessna that fly over head most days.
At any given time until we retired for the evening at least one of these orbs could be seen. In total I spotted the first one northeast of my location at sunset, then the two in about the same local a bit later, then after dark one to the south, then ten or twenty minutes later one northwest that appeared to be over midtown and lastly before we retired at 2300 hours one or two over the greater Bixby area to the west/southwest.
None of them made any sound. With a small air strip nearby and living near the landing path from the Tulsa International Airport we see lot of air traffic and it ALL makes noise. Several balls flew fairly close to us, as close as some of the Cessna, so if it was making noise we would have heard it.
As I had just taken Astronomy class I had been monitoring the night sky often and I never observed objects like these before or since.