|Occurred : 12/24/2020 21:20 (Entered as : 12/24/20 21:20)
Reported: 12/24/2020 11:03:55 PM 23:03
Location: Kelso, WA
|While driving on Christmas Eve at 9:20 PM PST, I noticed two flickering orange orbs floating together in the sky. At first I thought it was the “Christmas star” but quickly ruled this out: they were orange and obviously not stars and were not high enough in the sky.
Second I rationalized they must be orange “Japanese lanterns”, but the longer I watched the less likely this solution became. They were moving too fast, and dancing in perfect unison unlike a lantern which would float unpredictably.
At this point I started filming and tracked them for over a minute floating across the night sky. During this video I also noticed two more orbs coming from the same direction. When the first two orbs got to a difficult angle to view from my car, I stopped the first video, drive a bit further and began a second video tracking the next set of orbs. By this time there was only one orb left of the second set. I tracked the first orb for around 30 seconds before it too got to a difficult angle to view from my car.
At this point I put the phone down (still filming) drove for approximately 15 seconds around the corner to what should have been a very clear view of the object and in the 15 seconds, it disappeared in a clear sky.
The objects seemed to be maybe 1000 feet in the air, just at the range where I remember thinking “if I was out of my car and focused hard, I could almost make out what these things are”.