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Jessica Pletcher says ... on Sunday, Jul 5 at 9:00 PM

I bet anything that this orange thing is a parachute firework. The people who light off fireworks light these first to see the wind direction and wind speed so they know which way to set off the fireworks. Hope this helps

Rain says ... on Sunday, Jul 5 at 11:44 PM

I saw this as well earlier, but in Goshen, IN. Same color and distance. At first we thought it was a shuttle in re-entry because of the color, and the fact that was moving in a southern-ish direction. Did yours by chance come from the Southwest?

brad says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 9:03 AM

It was more than likely a satellite. You can usually see them at any given point of time during the night. They move at one constant speed and are usually orange or white.

Adam says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 9:49 AM

I saw 6 of them all come from the west then shoot strait south then vanish in mid air. they were no fireworks

Kris says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 9:57 AM

Jessica is right. They do these during the fireworks for wind direction. They did these at the leo fireworks as well. There are no such things as UFO's.

Dawn says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 10:09 AM

I live off Carroll Rd and I am not sure of the time but I saw the same thing. So much so that I have googled to see if there is a firework call UFO. It was bright orange disk, circular, moderate speed, came down low, and then back up, it was CRAZY!

martian says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 1:56 PM

you are all wrong, I was in Ft Wayne. How dare you not believe in me "KRIS." A time will come, when I am overhead your house. Then will you believe?????

Pedro says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 5:31 PM

I shot my little mexican brother out of a cannon and that was his distress signal on his parachute.

erick0018 says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 8:04 PM

Yea I am not sure what it was. We first saw it Friday night around 10pm. It came from the northwest and headed southeast. We saw it again at the Tincaps game on saturday. It looked high enough to not be a firework, but under the clouds

erick0018 says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 8:06 PM

I have the the orange object zoomed in it anyone is interested :) I am not crazy...dont believe in UFO's....just wanna know WHAT this was :)

CM says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 6:50 AM

I have pictures of it...Coldwater MI

CDP says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 8:53 AM

Ha ha....this is hilarious! They are parachute fireworks (as a couple others have already said). We let some of these off as well and were joking around that people would think that they were UFO's. Too funny!

Erick0018 says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 11:40 AM

Do they fly that high CDP?? They looked really really high and they didnt come down??

Dawn says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 1:59 PM

Fireworks do not last for 90 seconds or so. There are youtube videos on the fireworks that are being discussed and what I saw was no where in the same realm. How weird for me that someone else on the same time and day saw what I saw????

Justin says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 2:30 PM

I am a pyrotechnician and will say that this looks like a parachute firework, however as described this is not a firework. A parachute firework will go up and then slowly float back to the ground, not hang in the sky.

Justina says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 3:15 PM

i am an UFO technician, and I can confirm that they were in the area on July 4. I have had extensive training in this field. I know exactly how each spacecraft flies. This is no firework kids. I really think we might be under attack!!!!!!!

IJG says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 5:12 PM

http://www.flyingchineselanterns.co.uk/index2.htm I personally launched 2 of these on the 4th. They were about 2 foot in height and went up really high. Eventually the fuel runs out and they drop.

Tiffany says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 5:17 PM

Give me a break...

Kris says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 8:15 PM

Amen Tiffany. I mean, is this what adults talk about now? I had hoped there were more intelligent people living in my city - guess I was wrong!

k says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 9:28 PM

My husband and I stood and watched it for a long time trying to figure out what it could be. It was no parachute firework - it was way to high for that.Coming south, then blackened out. weird!

Erick0018 says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 8:22 AM

Kris, :) funny comment...how about actually making a comment on this topic....thats pretty intelligent :) Its fun, its just conversation. I dont think it really defines a person's "intelligence". Laugh have fun.....Its just a conversation!

Mark G says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 9:42 AM

I must be blind. I don't see anything on the first photo except an exploding firework.

chardrac says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 4:59 PM

I agree with you Mark G, i dont see anything except fireworks.

Erick0018 says ... on Thursday, Jul 9 at 3:40 PM

I will make a new thread with a blown up photo soon!

Akira says ... on Thursday, Jul 9 at 4:52 PM

Wouldn't be surprised if it was a U.F.O.. My eyes have seen more than u could imagine in this town of Fort Wayne. I really gotta get to a TinCaps game though. The name is really growing on me too.

Jen says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 12:44 AM

I was at the tincaps game. The orange object is a lantern with a candle in it. We watched it when it first took off until the flame was blown out high in the sky. It was really cool but not a UFO. lol

TS says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 8:05 AM

It could be a UFO, but then again the pictures show absolutely nothing. Get real. Spacemen could fly anywhere over Earth and for some reason they decided to check out Fort Wayne, IN? Yup...

??? says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 1:52 PM

It is a figment of your imagination.

Expert says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 7:01 PM

UFO's Exist. The Air Force and the FAA have many UFO sightings every year. Now if they are ALIENS and/or beings from other worlds is another story. What were these things? Don't know. One picture like this at night with clouds, fog, smoke, no clue.

professor Inestyne says ... on Sunday, Jul 12 at 10:28 PM

OK people, I am a trained academic (with real degrees and everything) so please listen to me. First, let's get our terminologies straight: UFO means "unidentified flying object"; so far that's what this is, so that is correct. Aliens: ? I saw it.

spelling bee champ says ... on Monday, Jul 13 at 8:38 AM

learn how to spell, PROFESSOR. all of that schooling and you do not how to spell. EINSTEIN. i would not use your "schooling" credentials too often.

professor Inestyne says ... on Monday, Jul 13 at 8:51 AM

Hay, donut tel me I kant spel--thts redeckalus! I em a professor--ef I coodunt spel, et wood bee a kertasterfee. Enyweighs, I'm NOT Albert Einstein--I'm a defferent persun.

KM says ... on Monday, Jul 13 at 5:26 PM

My daughter and son-in-law lit off some fireworks and we saw 2 orange glows in the sky. on the 4th. It was about 11:00 pm and the neighbors saw it too because they all were sawing and asking if they saw the same thing?

T H says ... on Friday, Jul 17 at 10:54 PM

Looks like a "sky Lantern" you can buy them at most fireworks store light a base on fire and as it fills with hot air it lifts into the sky most people think they are UFOs from a distance.

Intergalictic Warrior says ... on Sunday, Jul 19 at 11:08 AM

I am coming soon. This was just a test run during your worldy shananagins. I will soon come down and consume all of your food. Thanks- Mr. Martian

Superman Returns says ... on Sunday, Jul 19 at 10:30 PM

It was me coming back to Earth after 5 years absence to find that my former girlfriend had a baby yet didn't know she was pregnant because I erased all knowledge of our brief union from her mind after I almost lost out to 3 super-criminals from home!

not so sure bout this says ... on Sunday, Jul 19 at 11:55 PM

. i saw something similar on sat. july 18, 2009 at 11im not sure if it was aliens or not, but it was deffinatly moving way to fast to be human flown. maybe not even human made.i do not really think aliens are real, i think it is possible but unlikly

????? says ... on Tuesday, Jul 21 at 12:47 PM

i was flying in the plain over the tincaps on the 4th at 10pm it was probley a plain not a stypid ufo

very AWESOME says ... on Tuesday, Jul 21 at 12:59 PM

same as???? i was on a plain then i got home and my family were lighting of chinese lanterns it could of been one of those because we live on broadway

jay says ... on Wednesday, Jul 22 at 7:26 AM

We saw this ufo north of dupont on the 4th of July, so it wasn't even near downtown.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jul 23 at 4:30 PM

Maybe you should call the Ghostbusters! LOL!

K. N. says ... on Friday, Jul 24 at 10:51 PM

My daughter saw same thing around 12:15 this morning. She was driving on Johnson Road and it was between Dupont and US 33. It sounds like the same thing others have reported only this was hovering in sky not moving. She had to drive under it.

LOL says ... on Friday, Jul 23 at 1:42 PM

I love the way to fast to be human flown, not possible for a human to have done this, etc., etc., comments....exactly like all the crop circles that never could possibly be human made and it turned out to be 12 year old kids when they set up cameras.

Jan Kever says ... on Sunday, Apr 28 at 9:48 PM

Actually, I have had two run-ins with it in 2002. It even hovered over my car on U.S. 37 in front of Meijer (this is before Walmart and all that was there; MUFON also investigated it.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Jul 6 at 6:46 PM

I live on the southwest end of town in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My family saw what we believe was a UFO on July 4, 2013. We saw it flying and then stop. There was second light, and the object turn dark and start falling down. This was not fireworks.

Mesadeeze says ... on Wednesday, Feb 5 at 10:30 PM

I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE UFOS IN FORTWAYNE, IN. GIVE ME A FREAKIN BREAK. I SEE THEM ALMOST EVERYNIGHT. THE REASON I SAY ALMOST, IS BECUZ THE SKYS GOTTA BE RIGHT. THE MOON HAS TO BE OUT. LIMITED CLOUDS. DOESNT MATTER OF HOW HOT OR COLD.

Jody says ... on Wednesday, Feb 5 at 10:35 PM

Hello, everyone. I would like to say,I believe everyone should know that we have flying objects in our sky's. FortWayne,in. Just about every night. There are more in the summer, but they are here now. U just have too look up.

Nick says ... on Wednesday, Feb 5 at 10:45 PM

4th of July was a while ago. That was a u.f.o.!! I've seen probly 20-25 different shapes, styles, the way they move, there colors, but FortWayne is high sky for our friends. They don't want to hurt us. I've watched them for a year now.Almost nightly.

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