|Occurred : 3/7/1998 18:45 (Entered as : 3/7/98 18:45)
Reported: 3/9/1998 00:56
Location: Tampa, FL
|On the date and time listed above my girlfriend and I saw two unknown objects over the Tampa Bay area. They were appeared to be trapezoidal in shape. The event lasted approximately 3 minutes.
On the date and time listed above, my girlfriend and I were travelling from Clearwater, Florida to our home in Tampa. That would place us travelling almost due east.It was approximately 6:45 to 6:50 pm when I noticed these two objects at about 45 degrees above the horizon. The objects were appeared to be trapezoidal in shape...wider at the bottom than at the top. I asked my girlfriend if she saw what i saw...and she replied that she did. Since we were heading toward the causeway we had an unobstructed view of these objects. They appeared to me to be silvery and I asked my girlfriend if they looked to be in a haze and she thought perhaps they were. I looked up through the sunroof of the car and saw the moon as clear as could be....there was no haze in the sky. We continued to watch the objects, which appeared to be side by side. They then separated for a bit, moving very rapidly. Then after about 3 minutes or so they darted towards the north and disappeared in the blink of an eye. These objects seemed to be very large. At first I wondered if they were military aircraft, as we were heading towards McDill AFB in Tampa. I asked my girlfriend and she agreed with me that neither one of us had seen any aircraft like those and that they seemed to move too fast. I am a 39 year old male with a 20 year sales background. My girlfriend is 34 and has a 15 year sales background. We are both college educated. Neither one had any alcohol prior to our siting.
((NUFORC: probable missile launch.))