|Occurred : 12/31/2013 20:00 (Entered as : 12/31/2013 20:00)
Reported: 1/2/2014 9:26:31 PM 21:26
Location: Middleburg, FL
|4 Red Balls/Speres floating over Clay county Florida.
I'm a 38 year old stay at home mom. College education. Worked in commercial real estate before staying at home with the children. I'm an avid sky watcher. It's not something I invest a lot of time in, but I'm always looking. I'm fascinated with the general beauty of stars and night sky.
Went to the National Observatory south of Tucson and learned how to look at stars and find cool things like tracking a satellite. It is of note that I live close to Cecil Wright Airfield and NAS JAX. So I see all types of aircraft daily. So when I had a errand to run before New Years, I took notice of the sky. There were minor fireworks. And stars in the sky. But I noticed a red ball of light traveling at a steady speed.
As I'm not a pilot, I cannot judge the height or speed of this object. But it appeared to float in the night sky. At a steady speed. Not high enough to be an airliner. But maybe the height of an helicopter, but with no sound. I was transfixed by this object, ! trying to put it as some sort of military object.
Then another floated behind it. The path looked like a northeast to southwest. But again, I'm only guessing. This was followed by 2 more for a total of 4. It lasted about 7 minutes from what I witnessed. And I was able to get pictures with my iPhone 5s. But the ball of light appears white/yellow in pictures, but was a very bright red with my naked eye. The objects disappeared from sight within that 7 minute window. And I've never seen anything like it. Maybe it's a military exercise or something? Very weird