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Occurred : 7/5/1979 02:30 (Entered as : 07/05/79 2:30)
Reported: 6/3/2007 1:35:22 PM 13:35
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Disk
Duration:20 minutes
Tampa, Fl. 7/5/79, Saucer shape object lit from underneath moving west toward the international airport or Tampa bay.

I drove to Tampa from Lakeland after leaving a party. I do not drink and was the designated driver.

After dropping off my friends, at about 2:30 AM, I drove into my driveway and stepped out of my car. I closed the car door and then fumbled on my key ring for the key to my house. I moved away from the car using what I thought to be moonlight to find my key. When I looked up to my left, over my pool area there was a large saucer shaped object suspended over my house, my pool, and also sections of my neighbors house. I could not tell how high up it was nor how large since I had no reference about the object to compare. The moonlight glow was coming from the bottom of the object where several lights appeared around the bottom outline of the object. The lights were not round, but, rectangular with a space between each. The lights began to rotate counterclockwise then a round center area lit up as well. The center was a softer glow than the outer edge. The object moved west over my house very slowly and with absolutely no sound. I ran to the front of the house to continue to view it, but, it moved straight upward and the lights were shut off. I was left in darkness.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))