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Occurred : 4/1/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 4/1/99 20:00)
Reported: 4/2/1999 08:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 mins
i was about 20 miles away from i don,t know what it was i do know that it was not a plane of anykind i have ever seen what i saw was a very large round object as big as a full moon inside storm clouds that flashed red blue green yellow white bursts of lights it lit up the cloud it was in

i am 44 yrs old and lived in orl for about 28 yrs i have worked as a tech for about 25 yrs for same company. on 4/1/99 i was returning from a service call in ocala, fla when about 8 pm may work van broke down 3/4 of the way back to orlando. that night there was a bad storm i was sitting in my truck waiting for help to come i was watching the lightning in the cloudes to the s.e where orlando would be when a cloud with lightning in it lit up a very large object which the burst into multi colors from every around the object it reminded me of the movie close encounters of the kind. i watched it for about 1 minute the next morning my co worker picked me up for work because i had no vechile he was with his son as soon as i got in the truck he said the strangest thing happend at work last night . he said they were working late at the shop to get a job ready that was running behind when about the same time i saw this object he heard a commerical go full power over the shop which is in the flight path of oia he said he ran outside because he was sure the jet was going to crash when he got outside he told me the jet was in a very hard right bank when his son said dad look at those lights what are they it was clear to him the jet was trying to avoid a mid air collison with this thing that was in its flight path he told me a few minutes later that several choppers were on the way to where they saw the lights and acted as if they were looking for something this is a brief description of what happend thank you