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Occurred : 1/1/2017 00:07 (Entered as : 01/01/17 0:07)
Reported: 1/13/2017 7:09:33 AM 07:09
Posted: 1/19/2017
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 minutes
A total of 5 orange-red spheres/lights spotted in Jacksonville, FL, 01/01/2017.

Sighting date/time: January 1, 2017, at approximately 12:07AM
Objects: Orange-red lights/spheres
Location: Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL.
Conditions: Clear evening sky with some cloud formations visible.
Total time frame of event: 2-3 minutes
Observers: Two women (65 and 32 years of age)

At approximately 12:07AM, January 1, 2017, a total of 5 bright orange-red spheres were spotted between 60-70 deg. from the horizon, traveling in a Westerly direction. Spheres were situated lower in the sky than a plane would fly and no contrails were seen.

Sequence of events: Three spheres initially spotted from an open window moving slowly with no sound in an evenly-spaced zigzag pattern, then hovered momentarily as a fourth sphere joined them.

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From a driveway view, I saw the spheres shift into square formation for approximately 15-20 seconds ...

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until a larger, brighter sphere entered the area from East at a faster rate of speed than the previous spheres.

The smaller lights then broke the square formation into a line and began traveling NW with the larger sphere at the rear until they were out of sight.