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Occurred : 7/4/2015 23:00 (Entered as : 07/04/15 23:00)
Reported: 7/5/2015 10:19:21 PM 22:19
Posted: 7/6/2015
Location: Puyallup, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30-60 seconds
Two bright orange lights moving to the south, southwest.

On the evening of July 4th at around 11:30 P.M. My wife and I were standing on our deck in our back yard watching the neighbors firework displays. I looked to the east, through the trees and saw what appeared to be a solid orange light moving in a south, southwest direction at a speed relatively close to an to a commercial jet.

A couple of months ago I made a report to this site about a triangular object with an exceptionally bright solid white light. As that object moved to the south and disappeared, the light turned to an orange and the object disappeared. The orange light on this craft was exactly like the light of the triangular craft from my first report.

I realized it was something different when I noticed that it had no blinking lights and was definitely not part of a fireworks display. I quickly pointed it out to my wife and she was somewhat baffled as to what it could be. She only caught a short view, maybe 5-10 seconds before it disappeared behind the trees. I ran into the house, grabbed the binoculars from the table and ran out the front door to pick up it's trajectory.

Once outside, I immediately, picked up the object but just as I put the binoculars on it, it disappeared completely. I lowered the binoculars to see if I could see it with a wider field of view and I spotted a second light of the exact same type, coming out from behind the trees and following the same course as the original, but it appeared to be further in the distance as it looked somewhat smaller. I started to raise the binoculars again and this light also disappeared. I scanned the area just the same and one thing stood out, the sky was completely cl! ear where both objects disappeared and the stars in the background were completely visible, there was no obstruction to block my view of either object.

The whole incident probably lasted right at or under one minute. These two objects were coming from the northeast and they disappeared very near to where I lost sight of the first object back in April.

As with the first sighting, these objects made no sound. When I asked my wife what she thought, she said that they looked similar to lights on an airplane but she agreed that it was weird that they wouldn't have any blinking lights or that their lights would be orange. It's possible that rising smoke from all of the fireworks could have given them an orange hue but about ten minutes later a commercial jetliner crossed the path that they had taken and it looked white with two blinking lights. It was very clear that the lights that we saw were completely different. The lights, even in orange looked exceptionally bright.

I stated in my first report that we live near joint base Lewis/McChord and we've seen plenty of military traffic go over our home. This was nothing like anything we've seen. I scanned some other reports from our general location and noticed that I'm not the only one who has described similar objects. Just wondering if they could be testing something at the base? This base isn't normally known for that I kind of activity but I have a limited knowledge of what they do there on the Air Force side.

The sky was clear, no wind and just for the record, I don't drink, do drugs or take medication of any kind.

I'm not saying that these things are extra terrestrial, most things have a logical explanation, but this one has me stumped.

If you have any suggestions I would be open to hear them. Until then I guess I'll keep looking in that area to see if this happens regularly.

One last question regarding the lights. If there was no obstruction in my view, which there was not, I have never heard of an aircraft, much less two, that suddenly turn off all of their exterior lights when flying at night. If it were a plane, why would they do that?