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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/25/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 06/25/01 21:00)
Reported: 6/25/2001 20:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ocala, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:ABOUT 15 SEC
triangular shape with aura of lights

ON JUNE 25, 2001 AT 9;00 P.M. MY NEIGHBOR AND I WERE OUTSIDE DISCUSSING RELOCATION PLANS AND RECENT HITS BY LIGHTNING IN THE AREA. SUDDENLY SHE HAS A VERY CONCERNED LOOK ON HER FACE WHILE STARING UP IN THE SKY. SHE SAYS "I WONDER WHAT THE POLICE ARE DOING UP THAT FAR IN THE SKY IN A HELICOPTER". I GLANCED UP AND KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT THIS WAS DEFINITELY NOT A HELICOPTER. IT WAS WAY UP THERE WITH THE STARS. THE OBJECT WAS A TRIANGULAR SHAPE AND WAS NOT THE TYPE OF LIGHTING I HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE. THE UPPER TIP OF IT WAS BRIGHTER THAN THE TRIANGULAR BODY (THIS IS UNUSUAL, BUT IT RESEMBLED THE SHAPE OF A SONOGRAM) I RAN IN TO GET MY DAUGHTERS TO SEE IT AND IT BEGAN TO FADE OUT LEAVING A BRIGHT AURA WITH THE LOWER PART OF THE LIGHT SEEMINGLY BEING DRAWN INTO THE TOP OF THE SHAPE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN MY LIFE. I AM 46 YEARS OLD, MY NEIGHBOR IS ABOUT 53 YEARS OLD. I AM A LEGAL SECRETARY AND HAVEEN'T ANY BACKGROUND IN AVIATION OR UFO RESEARCH. MY DAUGHTER IS 24 YEARS OLD AND AGREED WITH ME THAT THIS WAS QUITE UNUSUAL. MY NEIGHBOR RAN HOME AND WAS QUITE TAKEN WITH THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE.


((NUFORC Note: We believe that the cluster of reports that appear her for the evening of Monday, June 25, 2001, were caused by the launch of an ICBM by the U. S. Navy from the Kennedy Space Center. We are grateful to the FAA Military Liason office in Jacksonville, FL; the USAF 45th RANDS unit; and the Naval Operations and Testing Unit ("NOTU") for their assistance in our attempt to determine the cause of these reports. A similar test was conducted by the USS West Virginia submarine off the east coast of Florida on March 07, 1998, which caused similar reports. PD))