|Occurred : 3/7/1998 18:35 (Entered as : 00/07/98 18:35)
Reported: 3/13/1998 13:03
Location: Orlando, FL
|We observed two sperical objects which were bright white surrounded by a haze which hovered in the eastern sky and then suddenly disappeared.
We were driving south on Semoran Blvd. near the airport in Orlando when we turned east toward a restaurant. In the eastern sky, at approx. 40 degrees above the horizon, there were two spherical objects emitting a bright white light. The objects were clearly defined with a haze surrounding them. The closest analogy I can think of is the appearance of a flashlight in fog. The sky was generally clear and the airplanes preparing for landing were clearly distinguishable. The airplane lights did not exhibit this same haze so I don't think the haze surrounding the spheres was the result of any cloud cover. The two objects were hovering near each other but at slightly different elevations. The sphere to the left was slightly elevated over the right sphere. We slowed down to watch the objects, initially assuming that it was some unannounced launch from KSC. However, the objects didn't move. They appeared to hover in the same position. This period was long enough for us to observe them and conjecture as to what we were seeing. The two objects disappeared suddenly. When we got to the restaurant parking lot, several other people were standing around discussing what we had just seen. Orlando news covered the reports and showed video taken in Ft. Myers. This video is an accurate representation of what we saw in Orlando. Local news also reported that Patrick Air Force Base released a statement that the objects were the result of "naval operations". They gave no further expanation.
((NUFORC: Probable missile launch.))