Location of Sighting: New Port Richey, Florida
Date of Sighting: May 10, 2017
Time of Sighting: 8:30 to 8:40 PM EDT
Description: A woman was sitting outside conversing on the phone with her mother. She at once saw an orange orb floating in the direction of her neighbor’s backyard. The orb floated between trees and vanished in mid air. There was no sound. The witness stated she thought that the orb was moving south. The light “fluctuated” in the orb. Winds were light at the time of the sighting. The witness was quite “startled” by the sighting and had never witnessed anything like it. She was relieved when I told her that I thought that the orb was a Chinese Lantern. Lanterns are a fire hazard and the area of the sighting is under a burn ban due to long standing drought conditions. Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.