|Occurred : 12/19/2015 19:30 (Entered as : 12/19/15 19:30)
Reported: 12/20/2015 2:19:51 PM 14:19
Location: Whitesburg, GA
|Shaped like hot air balloon with basket, very well lit outline, very good directional control, mid level altitude, no sound
Dec 19, 2015 about 8:00pm In Whitesburg, Ga, near Chattahoochee River.
The flight path to Newnan Coweta Airport is clearly visible and very familiar to me from my location.
I saw object with multiple lights shaped something like a hot air balloon approaching from northeast. It looked odd as I was looking through a window. I watched it go by and saw another so I decided to go outside for a better look. Object was just as it had appeared through the window, only clearer.
It was traveling in a somewhat circular (arched) approach but along the path that I frequently observe air traffic form the south.
The height it was travelling appeared to be lower than normal traffic, but there was no sound associated with the craft.
I watched as three more followed. They appeared to be several miles between the crafts but timed about like normal heavy traffic at same altitude that were planning to land at same location. As soon as one was almost out of sight, another would be approaching from same path.
Could have been Hot Air Balloons, but they were lit up pretty good, had good control of flight path, stayed at same altitude, and were silent.
Could be Santa for all I know, but they were something I have never seen and I really enjoy watching aircraft.