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Occurred : 7/1/2014 22:30 (Entered as : 07/01/14 22:30)
Reported: 7/17/2014 8:50:06 AM 08:50
Posted: 7/20/2014
Location: Sault Ste. Marie (Canada), ON
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Orange fireball over Sault Ste Marie

On Tuesday, July 1st, at approx. 10:30pm, whilst over-nighting in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, on a road trip from Minnesota to Montreal, my two teenage children and I were watching the local fireworks over the river separating the USA and Canada. It was raining on and off with overcast skies.

During the fireworks, I looked off to the SW and noticed and orange light approaching. As this got closer and easier to see, it appeared to be an orange/red fireball. It was moving from SW to NE at what I’d describe as the speed of a light plane.

There was no noise and the object did not change shape and finally disappeared out of sight.

I’d estimate the height between 1700 to 2500 feet. Whilst I was watching this, I told my kids to look in the direction I was as they were watching the fireworks and hadn’t noticed it yet. I asked them, “What do you think that is”?

They both looked, turned to me with wide eyes, and both said, that’s the same thing we saw at home in August.

I posted a similar sighting on 8-26-13 of four of these things in Minnesota. The first sighting still has me baffled and now I’m really intrigued.

These aren’t planes or lanterns.

After my first sighting I contacted the National Weather Service for wind directions which ruled out balloons etc. I did get a couple of photos of the first sighting but not this one.