|Occurred : 1/7/2005 20:51 (Entered as : 01/07/2005 20:51)
Reported: 1/7/2005 7:26:57 PM 19:26
Location: Miami, FL
|Location: Miami, Florida. The incident occurred between 8:51 and 8:53pm Eastern Time. The observers cannot be more precise about the time. Friday, January 07, 2005. The night sky at that time was cloudless.
There were two observers: ((name deleted/witness #1)), ((name deleted/witness #2)). Dr. ((witness #1)) is a retired clinical psychologist and amateur astronomer. Mr. ((witness #2)) is an ((deleted)) teacher with a ((deleted)) degree in education. Neither have any history of UFO sightings, and Dr. ((witness #1)) describes himself as a "UFO skeptic."
The object moved from East to West at a very high rate of speed, covering about 90 degrees of arc in about 10 seconds, when it was lost in the sky glow of the city to our west. Its speed was constant but it clearly and distinctly changed directions (perhaps 30 degrees) two different times. There was absolutely no sound associated with the object. There were no aircraft in the vicinity at the time, and the aircraft seen that night were taking off from the west of the observers’ location, traveling east, and were all at low altitude, making them obvious.
The object’s angular size was very small, subtending only about 3-6 minutes of arc. It was clearly NOT an astronomical object of any type, as Dr. ((witness #1)) is an amateur astronomer and accustomed to looking at meteors, comets, nebulae, galaxies.
It contained no red lights, no green lights. Mr. ((witness #2)) described it as having a "color" of dull orange-red. Dr. ((witness #1)) could not discern any particular color other than a grayish hue. It was only modestly luminous, similar to perhaps a 3-4th magnitude star, but was clearly larger than a point-source like a star. It had a definite shape that was unlike an aircraft or a meteor. It had a definite shape that was best described as a "circle with a line through it." It moved at a right angle to the "line" through the dot. Dr. ((witness #1)) was not certain whether it emitted a dim light of its own or merely reflected light from the city below, but it was clearly NOT as bright as some of the brightest stars.
The observers are absolutely drawing no conclusions as to what the object was, but strongly agree that it was not a conventional aircraft, a meteor, or any natural phenomenon.