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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1989 06:50 (Entered as : 1989 06:50)
Reported: 8/20/1999 00:11
Posted: 8/30/1999
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:four minutes
Saw a florescent orange sphere in the sky while driving to work. It was low.The bottom was in the tree tops. It seemed to glow from within. There was a black sort of platform in the sky at the bottom. It was the size of a round water tower's bowl. It seemed to glide in a very controlled maner as if on a magnetic field. It did not float nor look like a ballon. It was moving rather slow maybe 35 mph. It descended into the trees and went out of sight and seemed to be landing back in the trees about a half a mile away.

I was driving to work at about 06:50 when I suddenly realized there was a florescent orange sphere low in the sky just ahead to the right. It seemed to glow from within. It made no sound. It was the size of a round water tower's bowl. At the bottom of the sphere was what looked like a black sort of platform. (Shape wise it looked like a basketball sitting ontop of a cassette box) Except the sphere was perfectly round and had sort of a mesmerizing presence to it,an aura . It sat directly on top of the rectangular shaped black object at the bottom, no straps or anything visible holding it down or attaching it. The black part was obscured by the tree tops. I was trying to make it out, although it was hard to see the black part, it seemed to have some part of it folded up under it at the bottom like legs or something. As I was traveling about 50 mph heading west it was moving north west out over the trees and slightly slower about 35mph. I was gaining on it. When I came to a stop light the car behind me pulled up along side me to turn right. The driver gave me a look like, you see that? And nodded towards it, just before he made his turn. The light turned green and then I was trying to get as close as I could trying to see it better. I kept saying "what is that". It continued out over the trees and it seemed to glide as if it were being controlled some how and like it was riding on a magnetic field. It did not float like a ballon or appear to be a balloon. The road I was on began to bare to the left and south. As it did I was looking back over my right shoulder as I watched it go down into the trees about a half a mile away until I could no longer see it. I have never been able to forget seeing it.