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Occurred : 8/23/2020 20:40 (Entered as : 08/23/20 20:40)
Reported: 8/24/2020 11:56:35 AM 11:56
Posted: 8/27/2020
Location: Riverdale Park, MD
Shape: Light
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Was speaking with a neighbor (avid celestial observer) outside at around 20:40, when neighbor noticed and pointed out an orange object in the air. It mas moving slowly moving from NE to N direction. A moment later of watching, three other similarly oriented objects appeared to be rising in a vertical line and moving from NE to N. I then urgently called my husband from inside the house to look. There was no sound, they glowed for possibly a few minutes and then faded out completely. I took pictures of them. While sky lanterns are illegal in Maryland. While the neighbor, husband and I were both shocked at the observation, the neighbor does not believe they were UFOs, suspected that they were sky lanterns.