Monday, July 5, 2010 Reports Bright Red Spherical Light Over Montgomery Pennsylvania

Date: July 3, 2010
Time: Approx: 9:35 p.m.

My wife and I saw a bright red spherical light in the southwestern sky when we exited our car to view fireworks in the east. It was about 9:35 EST in Montgomery, Pennsylvania (north-central part of the state). As the fireworks began in the east, I was riveted to this bright red light arising from the south west, about 20 degrees above the horizon and very close to the planet Venus glowing in the night sky.

As a proximal point of reference, I was able to estimate that this light was about 7-8 times the size of Venus and about 3-4 times as bright and a steady glowing light red, non-pulsing, not flickering, just bright and steady. This light moved in a very gentle arc from south to north, moving fairly quickly and taking about a minute or more to move to where it appeared to start to elevate, fade slightly over the course of 5- 10 seconds and then disappear from view.

The sky was 100% clear, there had not been a cloud in the sky all day. It was impossible to estimate the size of the object or it’s distance from us, though after reading reports that are nearly identical to our experience from Ohio, Indiana and Kansas, I wonder if this wasn’t something relatively high and far and very visible over long distances. Obviously there was no sound. As it was in the western sky and the sun had set behind it, it is impossible that the light was reflected sunlight and it was so bright that we were both convinced that this was self-illuminating.
I am 53, my wife 51 and in all of our combined time on this planet we have never seen anything as unusual in the sky as this.

We are especially interested in knowing if anyone else here in PA witnessed what we did. Thanks for the website, we will continue to monitor it now.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:

1 comment:

  1. I saw a bright red light south of my fishin hole tonight. It was about the size of a star in my perspective of the sky. It was the only moving light in the sky and very slow and steady. The sky is so clear here you can see every star most of the time. This is the first time ever I have seen such a light. Southwest of me and pretty high as far as I could tell. This is right near Hutchinson, Kansas about 10:30 PM.Don't know what it was but very cool to have witnessed.