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Occurred : 8/19/2017 21:15 (Entered as : 08/19/17 21:15)
Reported: 8/20/2017 6:06:59 PM 18:06
Posted: 8/24/2017
Location: Cortez, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Red glowing ball that hung in the air, switching off, zipping off quickly upward.

Sitting on my front porch, I saw in the western sky past the house across the street a glowing red ball of light. There were fireworks heard earlier in the night, so I was expecting it to be fireworks. However, it descended slightly, and then hung in the air.

I continued to watch it expecting it to pop like fireworks, but it just stayed there glowing. It then suddenly shut off and zipped off upwardly very quickly leaving a faint white trail. A few seconds later a green glittery patch of lights appeared that then turned into a red glowing ball of light and then it was gone.

I thought to use my phone camera I was listening to only then but was too late. The fireworks were earlier in the evening at the golf course behind the house. I didn't hear anything or feel anything like fireworks, but I was listening to my phone at the time.