UFO Sighting Report - USA
July 4th 2008 : Thornton, Colorado
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Thornton, CO USA
Time: 10:30pm MST
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 3
Shape of objects: Circular with a "tail" similar to a comet
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: We were watching fireworks when we suddenly all 3 saw a bright circular flame high up in the sky to the east. It was flying fairly slowly and not in a straight line. Occasionally, it would extinguish and then re-appear a few seconds later. After flying around for about 3 minutes, it extinguished completely and a few seconds later, 3 of them appeared. I ran inside to grab my camera and by the time I got back out, 2 of them had vanished. I got a video of the last one for about 20 seconds before it went behind a tree and disappeared.
I just noticed there was an almost identical sighting in Michigan on the 4th (listed on this site) as well. If anyone who was there took any pictures or video, I would love to hear from you.
UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen, also asking for the video and received the following reply:
Hey there. I checked out a few videos of UFO balloons/lanterns after the sighting and decided that it was definitely not balloons. These had a tail behind them very similar to a comet, and there was very distinctly one by itself that kept disappearing and reappearing, and then eventually it disappeared and reappeared at the exact same time as 2 others. The 3 of us that were watching were all completely dumbfounded. I have the video of the single one on my camera at home and haven't had a chance to transfer it to see if it shows any detail, but I can check it when I get home and upload for you if you like.
Feel free to add it (the video) to the report. The lights you see towards the end of the video are a street light and probably a firework or another street light. I was walking to the other side of my yard to try to get a view around the tree and was paying attention to where I was walking rather than what was on the viewfinder. I agree that you can't tell anything from the video, and I didn't expect it to show anything with any kind of quality - It's pretty low-res, I just took it from my Powershot and didn't have time to adjust any settings. My friend and I both have high quality DSLR cameras with good lenses, but neither one of us had those cameras on hand at the time :(