Mr. Vike, I read your blog about the bright red light observed on New Year's eve.
I also am retired and your story is almost identical to what my wife and I observed. We had taken our dogs outside to do their business and at approximately 20:45 hours we observed a bright red object off to the north.
It appeared to be motionless at first with solid red color emitting. It is hard to guess the altitude, but it was low enough that we could clearly make out the light with an overcast night sky.
It was visible to us for about 2 minutes and was completely silent.
The object then abruptly made a side to side movement (horizontal) then a quick movement up and down (vertical) before it faded from our sight. Feel free to email me if you like about this object. We are located S.W. Indiana.
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.