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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 40169
Log Number US-07052012-0007
Date Submitted 07/05/2012 12:32 UTC
Date of the Event 07/04/2012 09:14 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Orange City 7-4-12 9:14p.m. Fireball
Tags fireball

Sighting Location

City Orange City
Region Florida
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration 00:12:14
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Path with directional change,Path then hovering
Object Shape Circle, Egg, Fireball, Oval, Teardrop
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

At approximately 9:14 pm EST, my fiancee and I were on our porch watching fireworks. I turned to look at light near a neighbor's home and noticed a light that looked odd. It was still quite far away, I would say nearly 1.5-2 miles east of US17-92 at that point. It floated closer to us at a very slow rate (taking about 7-8 minutes), as it got closer it began to resemble a fireball. Like if you were able to ignite a balloon and keep it in the air. It was flying at a low altitude, maybe 600-700 ft. As the object moved north, it seemed to rotate, and change direction around the fireworks. It then seemed to stop and hover for nearly 2-3 minutes, until it just kind of lifted into the air and moved very quickly out of sight. My fiancee and I stopped and looked at at each other with our jaws on the ground and our hair standing up, wondering what we just saw. We ran into the house to grab binoculars; when we returned, we noticed that there were several planes at different altitudes, and different speeds circling over.

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