My friends and I were out in a park in The Meadows about an hour ago and we were sitting on the bench and talking. Between the leaves of the palm tree that was beside us, I saw a some bright red lights in the sky. I jolted up and saw that there were actually five of them - five bright orangish-red lights, floating in the sky like balloons on fire. They weren't stationary like the stars around them, they were actually moving. And they looked bigger than the stars, so they must've been closer.
One of my friends screamed "UFO!" without hesitation and the other one followed suit. I was like, "Maybe they're just balloons. Or maybe it's the government doing something silly." I dunno what prompted me to say the second sentence.
Slowly, as we watched, the lights moved from north to south, across the sky. They were diminishing in brightness as they floated by. All three of us by now were really excited and thanking our lucky stars [no pun intended] that we were witnessing something like this. "Oh, I've never seen anything like this before." "Oh, this is so beautiful." "I'm so glad we came here."
Awed and amazed. Did anybody else spot these floating orangish-red lights other than us three teens? What do you think they were? Has this happened before? I don't have a picture right now, but my friends clicked some really useless pictures of the sky with their cell phones - the lights appeared as mere dots on a black background.