On December 2, 2023, at approximately 5:30 PM local time, a celestial event unfolded in the skies above Haverhill, Massachusetts, captivating the attention of four witnesses. The incident, reported on December 7, 2023, at 3:13:26 PM Pacific time, has sparked interest and speculation in the community, raising questions about the nature of the unexplained lights observed.
The eyewitnesses, two adults and two children, recounted a series of sightings lasting around an hour, during which they observed multiple points or orbs of light in the night sky. Despite some ambient urban lighting, the majority of the sky was characterized by clear darkness, providing optimal conditions for skywatching.
Describing the lights as similar in size and intensity, the witnesses noted the difficulty in determining their exact distance. The lights, resembling orbs, exhibited a mix of white, red, and green colors. Unlike common phenomena such as meteor showers or the Starlink satellite constellation, these lights did not follow expected patterns.
An intriguing aspect of the observation was the apparent movement of some lights across the sky laterally, suggesting a trajectory unlike that of a meteor but possibly reminiscent of a drone. Equally perplexing was the sight of certain lights remaining stationary, concealed behind a large tree in the night sky.
While the lights did not exhibit any discernible blinking, the observers reported a subtle twinkling effect through the atmosphere. Notably, the witnesses, who have previously identified common celestial occurrences such as Starlink satellites, the International Space Station (ISS), meteor showers, and individual drones, emphasized the distinctiveness of this particular event.