|Occurred : 12/10/2002 05:30 (Entered as : 12/10/02 0530)
Reported: 1/1/2003 9:14:12 PM 21:14
Location: Tampa, FL
|Pulsating Diamond Shaped object ejects two orbs of light towards the ground.
Driving South Bound on Dale Mabry Highway at 5:30 in the morning on my commute, I observed a diamond shaped object that seemd to have a distinct prismatic structure with pointed ends and was brightly illuminated. The structural detail, is what made it stand out from the garden variety landing lights of jets approaching the airport. If I recall,Tampas'airport does not begin flight operations until 6 or 6:30, realizing this, I realized I'm looking at something unusual. The object was the size quarter dollar held at arms length. I had ample opportunity to observe details as I was frequently stopping at intersections with my window rolled down staring at it (with my jaw hanging down). Object appeared to be about 5-7 miles to the left of my vehicle which would place it in a location to my east, between US Highway 41 and the campus of the University of South Florida. It seemed to be slowly drifting lateral to me. If it was as far east as Interstate 75, and the size it was to my naked eye,then this thing would have been really huge. If i had to estimate altitude, it appeared to be about 400-500 feet, but this is only a best guess. Object remained stationary, perhaps slowly drifting at times, and the intensity of its illumination changed every few seconds, i.e., dimmed and increased, in almost a blinking pattern. 2 (two) smaller orange-yellow orbs of light were ejected from the side of diamond shaped object and disappeared in a rapide downward motion. There may be possibility that this was a commerical blimp that may have been used in a recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Game this month, but after it ejected the orbs of light, I quickly discounted that notion. I even considered a shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral, but I've observed many shuttle launches at night from our Gulf coast location and there was an absence of a large smoke plume illuminated by the engine nozzles and any distinct arc of movement. At the risk of diminishing any credibility this report may have,I prefer not to leave any contact infor! mation a t this time.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))