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Occurred : 6/25/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 06/25/01 21:15)
Reported: 6/25/2001 21:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Sarasota, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10-20 Sec.
Evening sky was dark and clear with bright stars....Object approached slowly from the EAST...a large triangular shape object appearing as a very bright light with a haze or white mist around the perimeter of the object. A beacon-like light extended outward and toward the North...The object moved slowly and downward across the sky and then disappeared leaving only the haze or mist which lasted for a few more seconds


((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 at approximately 2115 hrs. (EDT). 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))