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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2010 21:50 (Entered as : 07/04/10 21:50)
Reported: 7/4/2010 7:48:32 PM 19:48
Posted: 7/6/2010
Location: Derby, CT
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2-3 mins
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Fireball moving across the sky

It was just before 10pm on July 4 in Derby, CT, and my girlfriend and I had just gotten to my house. I had ran inside real quick to turn on the air conditioner and neighbors were setting off fireworks and an orange ball of fire came from over the trees near where the neighbors were.

My girlfriend yelled to me from outside thinking it was one of the fireworks headed for the house and when I finally got outside to see what she was yelling about, the object continued across the sky from West to East at a constant speed.

At first, I thought it was a plane on fire, but it wasn't exactly a "flashing light" that you would typically see on an airplane, it really looked like something on fire moving across the sky. It looked like it was about the size of a plane, but it was flying far to low. We lost sight of the object after it went over my house, and when we walked around the house to track it, the object was gone.

It could have possibly been a missile launch, it definitely was not fireworks. I'm not sure how many people witnessed this event other than the two of us.

I'm hoping that we weren't the only ones.