|Occurred : 6/25/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 6-25-01 2100)
Reported: 6/27/2001 13:01
Location: Orlando, FL
|A CLOUD WITH A LIGHT INSIDE THAT DISSIPATED
I WAS LOOKING TO THE EAST FROM THE EAST SIDE OF ORLANDO FLORIDA AND I SAW A CLOUD WITH A LIGHT INSIDE. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A HELICOPTER SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES, BUT IT WASN'T MAKING ANY NOISE. I LOOKED AT THE SKY BEHIND ME AND THE SKY WAS CLEAR. MY NEIGHBOR ASKED ME WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS, AND IT JUST DISSIPATED INTO NOTHING. MY WIFE AND HER MOTHER WERE DRIVING ON THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE HEADING SOUTHEAST FROM GA. AND SAW THIS. A CO-WORKER TOLD ME TODAY [6-27-01]THAT HE AND HIS WIFE SAW THE SAME THING IN THE EASTERN SKY AT AROUND 21OO HOURS FROM DELAND, FL. HAS ANYONE ELSE REPORTED SEEING THIS? MY NEIGHBOR SAYS IT COULD BE SWAMP GAS, BUT I SAW A BRIGHT LIGHT.
((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))