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Occurred : 10/23/2007 11:39 (Entered as : 10/23/07 11:39 am)
Reported: 10/28/2007 6:15:24 PM 18:15
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:15-20 seconds
Some thing go from West to East durning the shuttle launch.

On 10/23/2007 we had some friends down for a visit and they wanted to see the space shuttle lift off before they left to go home. I decided to take them to KARS Park on Merritt Island, Florida. This is a park for Kennedy Space Port works and family. It is about as close as you can get with out getting on KSC, 10-15 miles away.

I was taking movie pictures with my camera and the shuttle had lifted off. About one to one and a half minutes after the launch I pulled away from the camera and look up and saw some thing going from West to East at a high rate of speed. It was bright and looked like a flying saucer shape but you just saw a yellow light. I asked my friends and some other people around us if they saw it and they said that they did see some thing.

I first thought that it was a chase plane to take pictures of the shuttle but quickly decided that it was not a chase plane. They have land base camera’s that can give you better pictures than a chase plane. Also if a plane is in the launch area they will not launch the shuttle. I have seen many shuttle launches since I live close to Cape Canaveral. I have never seen any thing like this before. I retired from the Air Force and have seen F-16’s, F-15’s, SR-71 and F-18’s flying at all altitudes and this was none of those.

I tried to get a movie of the UFO but it was so bright I could not tell if I was getting good pictures. Once I got home I downloaded the movie onto my computer to see if I got any thing. I found that I had about a second of the light but I could not tell what it was. I looked at each frame that I had and each frame was different. It was not a good movie you can not tell any thing from what I have but a light in the sky.

I was so sure that the news would have some thing on this but no one reported any thing about the ufo/light. I don’t understand this at all.