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Occurred : 3/7/1998 18:45 (Entered as : 03/07/98 18:45)
Reported: 3/11/1998 21:34
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:2 Minutes
We saw 2white lights in the sky about 300 yards apart and 30 feet in diameter. One was close to a cloud, and dissapeared behind the coud. The other just went out. We thought they were rocket boosters from the Cape, but there was no con or smoke trail.

We were part of a group of German Folkmusik enthusiasts, in a tour bus, from Stylus Transportation, traveling from the Riand Continental Hotel to the Disney's Wide World of Sports Field house, to see an Austrian music show called The Musikantenstadl. I am sure of the time because we were about five minutes from the event, and we exited the bus at the event at 18:50. I looked out the window of the bus and saw the 2 fairly bright white lights, that looked to be about 30 feet in diameter in the sky to the left of the bus. I told my wife to look, and she asked what are those lights. The other people sitting on the left side of the bus also saw them. I thought as did other people on the bus, that they were rocket boosters from Cape Canaveral, although I made the comment that these are the first rockets I ever saw that have no propellant or con trail. It looked exactly like looking directly into the tail end of a rocket booster. We didn't give it any more thought until we returned to Los Angeles and saw a news report of the event on the Monday evening news and found out that there were no missiles fired from the cape. We saw both objects for about 2 minutes. The seemed to be about 300 yards apart, and one was next to a cloud, the other in the open sky.The light away from the cloud just went out about 5 seconds before the other light moved behind the cloud and disappeared. There was very little lateral movement, if any, on either object.

((NUFORC: Consistent with missile launch.))