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Occurred : 5/18/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 05/18/2005 23:00)
Reported: 5/22/2005 1:23:49 PM 13:23
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Grand Cayman (on cruise; Caribbean),
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 to 10 seconds
My wife and I were on a cruise in the Carribean between Cozamel Mexico and the Grand Cayman Islands.

We had returned to our room on the evening of Wednesday 5/17 and were standing on the balcony enjoying the waves and weather. The sky had a few clouds and we debated a few seconds whether the light we were seeing to the north east was a star or a plane.

After a few minutes we concluded it was a star and had taken seats on the balcony furniture. From the corner of my eye I saw a small light shoot across the sky but lost sight of it as it was above the balcony top.

My wife stood to see what it was and she immediately said "stand up, you have got to see this; Hurry , Hurry!"

I caught sight of the light (which had a red tint to it) racing across the sky. I immdediately thought that it was a shooting star, because that was exactly the speed that it was going (but it was clearly below cloud level, which is what alarmed my wife in the first place.)

Then the light stopped dead still in the sky, within the same visual space as the star we had observed earlier. The object sat motionless for about 1 to 2 seconds, then moved left at about half the original speed for about 2 seconds. It appeared to make a quick circular motion then shot across the sky in front of the ship again at the speed of a shooting star. We lost sight of it when it crossed the front of the ship.

This all took place in a matter of about 5 to 10 seconds.

I am a sceptic of all things mysterious by nature and prefer to believe that there is most likely a sound scientific explanation for what we saw. I just don't know what it is at this point.

I would be interested to know if any one else has seen a similar phenomenon and what some likley explanations might be.