More than 20 reports from Lakeland have been made to the National UFO Reporting Center (view claims from Florida), and the most common ones involve orange orbs drifting across the night sky. LALtoday offers a possible explanation: Some of Draken International’s military aircraft flying out of Lakeland Linder carry orange-red navigation/identification lights.

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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