UFO Sighting in Marion, Iowa on 2017-07-03 20:45:00 - 1st of 4 consecutive sightings, with photo. while watching fireworks to the west, at end of street, bright reddish-orange glowing orb just appeared next to the fireworks. hovered for appox 2 min. size of moon, then slowly shrank until became invisible.
July 3, 2017 at approximately 8:45pm. 1st of 4 consecutive sightings, with in approximately 20 minutes. (i'm reporting them separately) i was at a pre-4th of july party and we were at the end of the driveway in a residential neighborhood watching fireworks going off to the west, at the end of the street, a large reddish-orange very bright glowing orb just appeared in sky out of thin air, just to the left/south of the fireworks. there was no trail like would come with a firework. i watched it closely waiting to see if it was going to explode. when it did not, i knew it was something strange. it looked slightly hazy around the edges, as if the atmosphere was being disturbed around it. it hovered for about 2 minutes. long enough for me to run into the garage and grab my cell phone. i intended to video tape it, but being the dork i am, i had my iphone set to "photo" and not "video", so all while i thought i was getting amazing video, i had only taken one still photo! the orb was large at first. about the same size as the moon that night, then slowly got smaller until it was invisible. another odd thing about it, as far as i could tell, base on the position of clouds and smoke in the air from fireworks, it didn't appear to be moving away, it just got smaller. i have never seen anything in the sky that i didn't think could be explained, i would love to know more about what i've seen. i also would like to know if anyone else reported seeing it. there were other people out watching at the same time obviously. there were even neighbors a couple houses down out watching at the same time. i was to embarrassed to go ask them what they thought about it.