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Occurred : 6/21/2014 23:15 (Entered as : 06/21/14 23:15)
Reported: 6/21/2014 8:56:31 PM 20:56
Posted: 6/24/2014
Location: Lowell, MA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 minutes
Reddish/orange fireball/orb glided silently from north to south across the sky.

23:15 Redish/orange orb flickering Dropped flair like objects Silent Didn't have characteristics of plane Moved N to W to S (Initial report I wrote down right after sighting on my iPhone) Got dropped off at my house when something in the sky caught my attention. It looked like someone had shot off a firework but there was no noise and the object did not disappear/fade away like a normal firework does.

After realizing that it wasn't a firework I kinda assumed it was a flare of some sort due to the brightness of the object. I quickly realized that it wasn't a flare when it the main object suddenly dropped mini "flares" of its own. I immediately alerted my friends to get out of the car to see the object. It clearly wasn't a plane; no noise, no blinking red/white/green lights. This sighting lasted for about 3 minutes.

The object was orange/reddish in nature as like a ball of fire. It flickered not like anything I had seen before. The object was circular in shape in the way of a fireball would assume. The way it moved seemed like it as gliding across the sky by some alternative means. The object moved from the North to a Southern direction. The height of the object didn't seem to high or low in the sky, relatively speaking. Definitely at a planes altitude. Hard to judge considering it was at night and nothing in the sky to reference to.

There was only 1 main object (possible flares/objects being ejected from it that disappeared).

Planes fly over my house/the area all the time. I can tell when a plane is going overhead. I nor my friends that witnessed this as well do not have any aviation background. However I would consider myself proficient at plane identification (civilian and military).