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Occurred : 12/24/2013 19:35 (Entered as : 12/24/13 19:35)
Reported: 1/4/2014 6:41:34 PM 18:41
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Appleton, WI
Shape: Sphere
Duration:4 minutes
Three of us saw eight illuminated orbs hovering near us in a moving vehicle for a few minutes.

My husband, daughter, and myself were in a truck heading to the local movie theater when we saw eight small orbs hovering in the sky. The colors were either yellow/orange or red, and they gave off a glow. Since it was Christmas Eve I was joking it was Santa.

The orbs lingered around the same area until we moved out of sight. We watched them for a few minutes while they were visible until the distance and city lights blocked them out.

The objects moved in all directions, but very slowly. The overall direction of movement was north to northeast. They were not in any kind of formation. They were too small and close to each other, and moving too slowly to be local aircraft as we do have an airport near the sighting area.

At first I thought they were Chinese lanterns, but then realized there was a slight breeze so it didn't match the orb movement. The orbs were fairly close to the ground (few hundred feet or so above us) and stayed at about that level.

We did not have cell phones or camera with us at the time it happened so we do not have any video or photo evidence.