February 8th, 2016 Update: The same thing was witnessed on February 6th, 2016 by an on duty police officer in Austin.
Video and testimony detailing a group of orange orbs traveling over Downtown Austin was just submitted to the site by reader Astrid. The video is beautiful, but may just show Chinese or sky lanterns. What's interesting however is around this same time, there was a similar UFO sighting in El Paso - which is too far for lanterns to travel, and lots of UFO activity in Austin.
Glowing orange orbs moving steadily upwards toward the North until out of sight. The orbs seemed to originate from an area West of Mopac/Loop 1 around Barton Creek Preserve and Lake Austin. Cell phone and airplane towers can be used as visual markers in the video. We witnessed the orbs from the 20th floor balcony of a downtown Austin high rise near Caesar Chavez and I-35, at least miles East from where the orbs originated. I captured the sighting with a cell phone, utilizing the zoom function. The orbs were glowing orange but, appear white on the video.
Did you see these lights as well? Report your sighting and help explain what these were. Have thoughts on whether or not these are sky lanterns or UFOs? Share them in the comments or on the Facebook page.