The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity
501 Feet - 1 Mile
Object Flight Path
Path then hovering
I was in a parking lot about half a mile to the West of the Westfield Mall in Brandon. Weather conditions were cloudy with scattered rain showers. fireworks started about 8.40 PM and I was in my car because of a light drizzle. My car was facing East and I first noticed the object to the South and thought it might be a helicopter but as I continued to watch and it got closer it was obvious that it was not a conventional aircraft.I have an aviation background have worked on gov't avionics projects for over 25 years and am familiar with many aircraft not familiar to the general public. The object moved from my South to a position to my West at about 70 degrees elevation and hovered. The object was under the cloud ceiling and no sound could be heard. The object appeared oval with light beams projecting from the circumference of the object and had a hemispherical red lit dome like area on top with short red spikes of light projecting upward.When the object came to a hover and I got a good look at it I knew this probably was not something built here. I had to peek out my of my car window to see the object and I had it in sight about two minutes and last time I peeked out it was gone. The main reason for this report is that I saw a picture of this object published by the Chilean Government online and it was exactly the same except that their photo was in daylight and the reddish dome area was not visible but the light rays from the circumference are. My gut feeling is that this is a new type of craft.
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