Location of Sighting: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date of Sighting: December 20, 2015
Time of Sighting: 8:40 PM EST
Description: A man was out walking and noticed 2 red orbs moving westward in the night sky. One of the orbs sped up and then they both vanished in mid air. The lights were ascending and were about the size of stars. Skies were cloudy at the time of the sighting. The orbs were visible for less than 1 minute.
Note: Winds may have been onshore (from the east) given that the land mass may have been slightly warmer than the ocean due to daytime heating. If this is true, the lights would have been drifting with the wind and could be flotation devices (Chinese lanterns). The apparent acceleration could have been due to higher winds as the objects ascended. A check of surface winds at Fort Lauderdale Airport confirmed this as winds were from the east-northeast at 15 MPH.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 only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.