Orange Lights Seen Flying Over The American River Area California (Chinese/Wish Lanterns)
Date: October 15, 2012 Time: Approx: 8:30 p.m.
Hello, just to let you know, I also saw 3 orange lights in the sky just as you described last night around 8:30 p.m., in the American River area. It was pretty un-nerving. Five minutes later 3 more came by in the same manner, but lower.
As my neighbor and I were watching them, one started falling and fell to the ground several yards away from us. He ran to where it landed and discovered a small air balloon type of structure with a small amount of some type of fuel still burning in it.
I was very glad to have discovered what the lights were, because they initially scared me. Not sure who has been launching these things, but they could be a potential fire hazard.
The one that we found had landed on a gravel rd, but could have easily have landed in a grassy area. Needless to say it was an awesome sighting.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.
Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.