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Occurred : 7/6/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 07/06/14 22:00)
Reported: 7/6/2014 8:44:18 PM 20:44
Posted: 7/11/2014
Location: Shaler, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:7 minutes
3 bright orange orbs hovered then flew east at 300mph

I was driving home from my job and had just entered Shaler Township driving due east on Vilsack Rd. I looked up and noticed 2 small bright orange orbs which were near each other and kind of floating around. I estimated their altitude to be maybe around 3000 feet.

They were kind of hovering near each other and the distance between them increased and decreased and back again intermittently.

I decided I had to have a better look at these things, so I stopped at the St. Bonaventure Church on Mt. Royal Boulevard. I noticed the orange orbs again almost directly overhead but slightly south.

After a few seconds one orb started moving steadily but not too quickly to the northeast at a bearing of perhaps 60 degrees.

The second orb started following that orb in that direction, and both orbs moved at identical speeds.

The second orb passed behind the clouds a few times before disappearing totally, and it was then that I realized how high it was.

The clouds were actually somewhat low to begin, but I still estimate the altitude of the orbs to be at several thousand feet.

Then suddenly I noticed a third orb identical to the first approaching from the opposite direction to join the first two, and it was slowly cathing up.

All three orbs quickly disappeared as they flew northeast, probably because of the low clouds.

As the orbs glowed, the glow they emitted had an almost "flaming" quality. The orbs didn't display any of the normal "running lights" that ordinary aircraft do, such as red or green strobes. The orbs simply glowed orange and that was it. I drove around for about 20 minutes trying to see them again but the didn't appear again.

It's worth noting that several miles to the south, there was a summer fireworks show taking place, and in fact the orbs did seem to approach from that direction although still quite removed from it. My first thought was that the orbs were embers from pyrotechnic display. After I saw their deliberate straight-line movements I knew this was not the case. I occurred to me that maybe the pyrotechnic display was deliberately being used as a cover for whoever was controlling the orbs. Obviously if someone said they saw a UFO, someone else could say "Oh, there were Fireworks in the next town over that night." I concede, that much is true. But what I saw was not Fireworks nor burning embers blowing in the breeze. I estimate their speed to have been maybe 200 - 300 mph once they started moving east. Not extreme for many aircraft, but still definately not Fireworks. I'm curious if any other reports will be made.

I made a video with my Android phone of the objects, but the quality is really bad and doesn't prove anything as far I'm concerned. I will still share upon request, however. I may have heard a very low rumble while witnessing the orbs, but it was not very loud.