|Occurred : 2/19/1996 20:45
Reported: 2/19/1996 18:43
Location: Vero Beach, FL
|Young man was outside smoking with his girlfriend, when they noticed a very bright light in the west, which was approximately 30 degrees above the horizon. It appeared to flicker on and off, and suddenly it started moving slowly.
The object then got brighter, then dimmed again. It appeared to get "fatter," then "slimmer." Suddenly, it "shot down" toward the horizon, and proceeded to move "back and forth."
At first, the object appeared to be a bright yellow ball, with green streaks. Then it changed its color to red and pink, and it "went north, west, and down," where it disappeared from their sight.
The young woman telephoned her brother, who lives approximately 10 miles from where she and her boyfriend were located while they were watching the object. He went outside, and he reported that it appeared to be moving.