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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/1/2014 22:30 (Entered as : 07/01/14 22:30)
Reported: 7/17/2014 8:50:06 AM 08:50
Location: Sault Ste. Marie (Canada), ON
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
|Orange fireball over Sault Ste Marie
On Tuesday, July 1st, at approx. 10:30pm, whilst over-nighting in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, on a road trip from Minnesota to Montreal, my two teenage children and I were watching the local fireworks over the river separating the USA and Canada. It was raining on and off with overcast skies.
During the fireworks, I looked off to the SW and noticed and orange light approaching. As this got closer and easier to see, it appeared to be an orange/red fireball. It was moving from SW to NE at what Iíd describe as the speed of a light plane.
There was no noise and the object did not change shape and finally disappeared out of sight.
Iíd estimate the height between 1700 to 2500 feet. Whilst I was watching this, I told my kids to look in the direction I was as they were watching the fireworks and hadnít noticed it yet. I asked them, ďWhat do you think that isĒ?
They both looked, turned to me with wide eyes, and both said, thatís the same thing we saw at home in August.
I posted a similar sighting on 8-26-13 of four of these things in Minnesota. The first sighting still has me baffled and now Iím really intrigued.
These arenít planes or lanterns.
After my first sighting I contacted the National Weather Service for wind directions which ruled out balloons etc. I did get a couple of photos of the first sighting but not this one.