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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/13/1999 21:00 (Entered as : 05/13/99 21:00)
Reported: 5/14/1999 21:29
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:4 sec
See below for more on shape and number of craft

While playing acoustic music at a city park, two of us in a circle of five were facing South-East when a brilliant light streamed across the sky in a Southwesterly direction. We've had air shows at our local airport and at first I didn't think it was anything we couldn't come up with. It was too bright to distinguish a form but the light remained oblong then suddenly it split, that is, a section of it shot forth. I later came home and heard a caller on Art Bell describe this except that what I saw was MUCH brighter than Venus.