Glowing orange orbs are being reported worldwide, not in huge numbers, but frequently enough to suggest that the phenomenon is on the rise. On Dreamland
on October 11, two friends of the Striebers described seeing similar orbs rising up out of Santa Monica Bay a few days before. Around the same time, Whitley Strieber observed a silver orb in daylight.
, from Hertfordshire in England, includes an excellent photo of something that is clearly not a sky lantern, given the intensity of the glow. The observer also took a shot of the moon to compare the two.