Description: ON JULY 4, 2012 AT APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM AS I WAS ATTEMPTING TO VIEW SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD FIREWORKS THAT I COULD HEAR, I NOTICED A SLIGHTLY ELONGATE ORANGE GLOW RISE FROM BEHIND A DISTANT TREE TOP ( COMING FROM A WSW DIRECTION ). MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS “THAT`S A BIG FIREWORKS ROCKET AND IS GOING TO MAKE A HELL OF A BOOM!”. BUT, TO MY SURPRISE, THE ORANGE GLOW CONTINUED TO SAIL SLOWLY THROUGH THE NIGHT SKY (ABOUT THE SPEED OF AN AIRLINE PASSENGER JET AT MAYBE 10,000 FEET ALTITUDE. (I AM NOT SURE OF THE ALTITUDE, BUT I DO KNOW THERE WAS AN OVERCAST SKY AND IT WAS BELOW THE CLOUD COVER.) IT MOVED IN MY GENERAL DIRECTION PASSING OVERHEAD IN A NNE DIRECTION. I LOOKED INTENTLY AT IT TO TRY AND OBSERVE ANY FLASHING RED, GREEN OR WHITE LIGHTS THAT WOULD INDICATE TO ME THAT IT WAS A NORMAL AIRCRAFT, BUT THERE WERE NONE VISIBLE. I ONLY SAW AN ORANGE GLOW AND I HEARD NO SOUND AT ANYTIME TO INDICATE IT WAS A JET. A SHORT WHILE LATER A PASSENGER JET FLEW OVER IN ALMOST THE SAME LOCATION AND WAS CLEARLY MARKED WITH RED AND GREEN FLASHING LIGHTS AND SOUND! AT WHAT I PERCEIVED AS ABOUT THE SAME ALTITUDE.
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