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CALIFORNIA — Several people say they saw a strange thing in the sky over California on New Year’s Eve and they say it wasn’t fireworks, but a UFO. These people saw multiple glowing objects over several cities including Sacramento, Auburn and Stockton. Someone captured video of a similar image in the sky over Hollywood, spotted during the fireworks. They all report seeing four to six unusual-looking lights.
California isn’t the only place where people are reporting seeing the same six strange lights. Folks in North Carolina, both Greensboro and Raleigh, reported seeing the glowing objects. Everyone is still waiting to find out if there’s an official explanation for what those people saw.
Federal authorities said today there has been no ''unusual flight activity'' in California despite a flurry of reports by civilians in several cities who believe they saw strange light in the sky on New Years morning.
''I seen like six bright orange colored light,'' Kaye Pinlac of Stockton told ABCNews affiliate News 10. ''They were almost like in a diamond or triangle shape. It was weird. And so they started just separating.'' Pinlac captured a video of the lighted object on his iPhone.
More witnesses across California reported similar sighting around the same time, including from Sacramento and Auburn.
''Well, we saw it right through the trees,'' Steven Brown from Sacramento told News 10.
''It was bright enough to shine directly through the trees without any problem seeing it,'' he said. ''Whatever it was moved up and to the left... It hovered there for probably 60 seconds, then it took off at a high rate of speed.''
Auburn residents Terry and Hans Mauth told News 10 described similar sighting that happened on New Year's Eve. ''No sound, no blinking lights, just this big illuminated form,'' said Terry Mauth.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said there were no reports on UFOs.
"There was no unusual flight activity reported Tuesday night,'' Gregor told ABCNews.com today.
The reports came few days after the discovery of a crop circle in Salinas, Calif., which also sparkled speculation that were UFO related.
OP, it might be worth it to post the full article, because then it looks slightly different than a Chinese lantern.
ADD: the Networks picked up the story. These things were seen all over.
I think the full article makes it read like they definitely were lanterns. No reports on the day, nothing unusual.
I've been shouting 'Chinese Lanterns' as a reply to the last handful of UFO threads because they 99,99% looked and were described like them. This is the first Chinese Lantern-looking UFO thread I'm taking with a grain of salt because one of the witnesses said it was 'hovering for probably 60 seconds and then took off at a high rate of speed.'
Are the rest of you ignoring that part because you think the witness is overreacting/misinterpreting/lying? Though I can't disagree with these thoughts But what if it actually did go up with a fascinating high rate of speed?edit on 4-1-2014 by TheWiseDwarf because: Grammar
Now on New Years you might immediately think Lanterns...
Probably, but the some reports said the took off at a high rate of speed.
Checking Youtube there were several sightings the past few days.