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|Viewing Distance||501 Feet - 1 Mile, Over 1 Mile|
|Object Flight Path||Hovering then path,Path with directional change|
Walking outside to attempt to get fireworks photographs from a dark field near residence. Partner and I observed an object in the southwest that appeared to be a firework at first, but soon realized the object was hovering. There were active fireworks to the south and some small fireworks in the community area adjacent to the park. The object hung in the sky literally for a couple minutes, which ruled out the possibility that it was a rocket type firework. The object then moved almost directly above as it traveled very slowly to the northeast from our location. When the object came closer, it was apparent the object appeared to be on fire and had a cylinder type shape to it. The object then continued slowly to the northeast and according to my partner it took an abrupt 90 degree turn in the sky (which I did not observe) and it was gone. The initial spotting of the object was about 21:25 and the even lasted to about 21:35. Personal Observations: 1. I initial thought the object was a rocket/firework. 2. The object's bright red coloration was the first thing that we observed. 3. The object appeared completely out of place in the area. The height of the object appeared to be the same height as planes that are coming in from the west that travel east along the glide path for commercial aircraft that land in Philadelphia International Airport. 4. Lost sight of object as it traveled Northeast. In my opinion it was literally gone in a flash. 5. Gut reaction after realizing the object was not a firework was it's a UFO! 6. I have seen a number of commercial and private aircraft fly above, and none had a solid red color on them that appeared like flames. There were no navigational lights or landing lights.
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