Over the course of the last several years, I had attempted to alert members of both the public, and the UFO community, to a phenomenon involving the many alleged sightings of clusters of red, orange, and yellow “fireballs” in the nighttime sky. From the vantage point of this writer, these events appear both to defy logic, and to represent a phenomenon for which there appears to be no rational explanation.
These strange sightings are a subject that I’ve alluded to in at least two recent articles I’ve written for the UFO Journal, but I’m not convinced that I’ve adequately conveyed how dramatic the situation appears to have become. Hence, I’ve decided to address the issue yet again, and to share here a few of the more dramatic, and high-quality, reports, submitted by seemingly sober-minded witnesses, that have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) over the last several months.
A few UFO investigators with whom I’ve communicated about the phenomenon initially were of the opinion that all of the reports…many thousands of them, by now…could easily be ascribed to the launching of so-called “Chinese lanterns.” However, I have come to reject this assessment, and strongly believe that the information collected to date strongly militates against that theory. Rather, the evidence appears to me to support the notion that something quite unusual is taking place.