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Occurred : 12/15/2004 14:05 (Entered as : 12/15/04 14:05)
Reported: 10/30/2005 9:54:32 PM 21:54
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:3 minutes
Huge rectangular object at 2:05 pm flying(or whatever) low and slow.

In Dec 2004 at approximately 2:05 p.m. I saw an object that I cannot explain.

While driving to work on the Crosstown expressway in Tampa, I noticed a strange rectangular craft in the distance, traveling in a NW direction.

At first I thought the craft may have been a balloon because it was traveling slow (about 60 mph) and was very large. I first noticed it about 2-3 miles away while I was traveling 55 mph in my vehicle while going to work.

When I was about a mile away I noticed that it had no curves like you would expect a balloon (blimp) to have and the ends were squared off. It was of a rectangular shape. I never got close enough to get under it.

It maintained an altitude of approx 1000 ft. The altitude, speed and direction were all consistent and I could not notice any deviation in any axis.

I had a camera in my bag on the passenger seat next to me and I wanted to take a picture of it but I was unable to do so-weird I know but I just couldn’t do it.

Physical Description: The length was in excess of 500 ft (2-C-5 type transport aircraft parked end to end) The height was in excess of 120 ft. Since I retired from the USAF 5 years ago and have worked on many kinds of fighter, cargo and high performance reconnaissance aircraft, I sort of know what to look for in aircraft and below are my observations.

The exterior was more rectangular shape with minor angled variances along the sides. The exterior composition had the appearance of sandy gray concrete. There were areas along the sides that that had several rectangular colored red and some orange areas. I specifically looked for any type of letters, symbols or markings which would indicate anything of significance and there were none. No windows, ports, hatches, panel lines or discoloration of surface could be made out from my closest approach (2,000 ft) were noticed. No external pods, antennas i.e. long-wire, Radar-dish, directional, panel mounted, loop, adf, blade, towel-rack or anything that resembled an antenna was noticed. No engines or propulsion system of any kind were noticed nor any noise of any kind. No electrical interference on my car AM radio was noted either.

((NUFORC Note: Witness suggests that the date of the event is approximate. PD))