A visitor to the Orb did leave this comment about something he saw on the 4th:
I SAW AN ORANGE ELONGATED OBJECT GOING ABOUT 250 MPH ABOUT 3 MILES N OF MY LOCATION AT 11 TH AND GREENHILL AND VERY LOW [ PERHAPS 1000" HIGH ] AT ABOUT 1/2 MILEI replied that his sighting of an "orange elongated object" that climbed did sound similar to what we saw on New Year's.
AWAY IT TURNED EAST AND STARTED TO CLIMB UNTIL IT DISAPPEARED ABOUT ONE MIN. LATER. I ESTIMATE THE LIGHTED PART OF IT WAS AT LEAST 30' ROUND AND 50' LONG. I WAS IN THE NAVAL AIR DURING NAM AND NEVER SAW ANYTHING REMOTELY
LIKE THIS. (comment left by James Hellman)