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Occurred : 6/17/2001 22:16 (Entered as : 06/17/01 2216)
Reported: 6/18/2001 04:56
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Diamond
Duration:1MIN OR LESS
UFO IN TAMPA ASSENDED INTO NIGHT SKY 6-17-01

MY SISTER AND I WERE DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON HWY 597. AS WE WENT THROUGH A TOLL BOTH WE STARTED TO SEE AN OBJECT SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT OF THE CAR. AT FIRST WE THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THOSE LIGHT POSTS THAT SITS ON A 100 FT POST OVER THE HWY. AS WE GOT CLOSER TO THE OBJECT IT STARTED TO ASSEND AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE. IT THEN DISSAPEARED INTO A SMALL CLOUD. IT WAS ALMOST DIAMOND SHAPED; IT DIDN'T HAVE A TIP THOUGH. IT HAD A LARGE BRIGHT, WHITE, LIGHT FACING AND ILLUMINATING THE NIGHT SKY AS IT ASSENDED. IT ALSO HAD SEVERAL SMALL LIGHTS AROUND THE BASE APROX. 6-8.