July 3, 2012 10:45PM
I was on my boat preparing to watch the fireworks display at 10:45 PM. I am a 47 year old Navy Veteran and private pilot that observed an orangish object moving from left to right from my position along the 45th parallel, travelling north. The object was below the clouds AGL and moved silently. Th orangish-red orb was followed by 14 objects that followed the exact same flight path as the previous one.
I observed two of the objects go black, but I could see their outlying and thought they looked like a quarter. I have see from both ships at sea, on vantages at land and from aircraft that I myself have piloted. To strobes, navigation lights present.