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Occurred : 5/15/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 05/15/2005 22:00)
Reported: 5/17/2005 1:56:05 AM 01:56
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 minute
Moving "star" that started out stationary and sped off at high altitude.

Looking east into the night sky at approx 45 degrees, I witnessed what appeared to be a faint distant star moving south. The motion was slow and nearly undetectable in the first 10 seconds.

I stood up to examine the motion of the "star" more closely. The object began moving more swiftly and I took a couple of steps forward to try and determine its altitude. The object did not appear to be an airliner as the light did not blink or flash.

Approx 30 seconds into the event the object appeared to be accelerating away from me and gaining altitude. I would put the altitude at between 30000 and 40000 feet. The brightness of the object never changed. After about a minute the light disappeared, still within plain viewing distance, but vanished.

Anyone else notice anything strange in the night sky on this date and time in Central Florida?

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))