On the heels of release of the phenomenal NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena) Sphere Report back in April (Spherical UAP and Aviation Safety) we get these two reports dealing with an apparent rise in specific types of UFO reports this July of Orange Glowing Fireballs. The first report comes from Peter Davenport of NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) who says:
I write to apprise you all of the peculiar sightings that reportedly have been occurring across the North American Continent since approximately July 1st, 2010. Within the last several days, NUFORC has posted approximately 300 reports, 147 of which are for the dramatic events that occurred on the evening of July 4th.
In my sixteen years of tenure as Director of NUFORC, I ve not seen an incident of this nature. In addition, the phenomenon appears to be continuing unabated. Many reports of these peculiar lights, or fireballs, were reported as recently as last night, July 10th.
Peculiar & Dramatic Sightings During July – UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2010 > Jul > Jul 14
And in this recent article by Roger Marsh we hear MUFON’s database showing a similar wave of Orange Spheres being reported frequently this July:
Bright, round, orange spheres are being heavily reported across the country in record numbers throughout July 2010, according to reports from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Could all of these reports be explained away as Chinese lanterns? Some of them, but not all of them, according to Illinois MUFON State Director Sam Maranto.
U.S. taking in heavy number of Orange Sphere UFO reports by Roger Marsh at The Examiner – Houston
Is this just mass misinterpretation of fireworks as glowing fireball spheres? One has to wonder – Peter Davenport has been at this a while.
An intriguing aspect of alien encounter stories is the shared experience element. There have been many times when I’ve heard a story that, no matter how unusual, how weird, and unbelievable someone’s account may seem, it often turns out that others have had similar, if not the same, kind of experience.
I’ve had UFO experiences going back to childhood, but my sighting of an orange orb in Oregon in the 1980s is, for some reason yet to be discovered, the catalyst for my journey into the world of esoterica, I couldn’t find any references to similar sightings. No books on UFOs or aviation mentioned basket ball sized, glowing from within, seemingly sentient and telepathic orange orbs. Yet I saw one. Furthermore, I experienced missing time the day/night of the sighting. (Other weird events occurred around this sighting as well.)
I’ve seen several UFOs since that sighting, but never anything like that orange orb. Although something odd did happen last year, as I wrote on UFO Magazine’s site…
– SMiles Lewis