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Occurred : 3/23/2016 23:00 (Entered as : 03/23/2016 23:00)
Reported: 3/24/2016 5:45:35 AM 05:45
Posted: 3/24/2016
Location: Meadow Creek, KY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
9 red-orange spheres witnessed by two people flying overhead from southwest to northeast in rural SE Kentucky.

As I took the dogs out for their last break of the evening before bed (11:00pm), I was on the front porch admiring the full moon and noticed a red-orange sphere coming over the ridge from the southwest. The dogs were scared and wanted back in the house quickly.

I thought at first it was a helicopter but then realized that there were no running lights and absolutely no noise. I called for my husband to come see it. As it passed overhead to the northeast, it eventually got smaller until it was gone. It wasn’t but a few moments before two more started over the ridge one by one.

Hubby got his camera and took photos of the spheres. As they disappeared into the northwest night sky, another would appear over the ridge. We witnessed 9 of these red-orange spheres in total within 15-20 minutes; each one of them moving at different speeds, in slightly different trajectories, and their red-orange color would change as they flew overhead.

We tried to come up with logical sources, like Chinese lanterns or emergency flares, but upon closer inspection of the photos it was clear that they couldn’t have been either of those things.

Hubby also took photos of the aircraft in the night sky and the spheres looked very different. The camera batteries were drained but the camera continued working.

*We will email photos.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and she reports that the prevailing wind, at the time of the sighting, was from the west-northwest. She says that they live in a very rural area, and that there are fire warnings in place in her community. Therefore, she believes that the objects were not so-called "Chinese" lanterns. PD))