I was born in 1942.
When I was 5 or 6 years old I was in our front yard just after sunset when I saw a round red glowing object that was travelling from East to West in the northern sky.
My Dad had an orchard across the road and the trees were about 15' tall in rows about 40' apart.
I was about 75' from the orchard.
The object was a little lower then the tops of the trees.
It took about 10 seconds to travel between the rows.
It appeared to be about the size of a softball and had a red glow like it was on fire.
It didn't have a tail.
I have always wondered what it was.