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Occurred : 6/1/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 1997 21:00)
Reported: 9/14/2010 1:48:02 PM 13:48
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:2 or 4 minutes
White yellow light "jumping" around in the sky over Brevard county, FL

On the evening I saw the object, I don't remember it being cold out, but it was on Merritt Island, Florida, so the temperatures are never freezing cold, but i don't remember being humid sweaty hot either like summer. It was probably fall. It was quite a while ago. Having lived in central Florida for a majority of my life & my entire adult life, I've seen many things in the sky. I've seen weather balloons. I know venus, jupiter, the big & little dippers, orions belt, the pleides, mars, and the moon when I see them. I've seen jets, planes, blimps, and rockets. Patrick Air Force Base is in cocoa beach, florida, and I've seen the jets taking and off and landing there many times. I've seen the Blue Angels do their show. I've been to the space center & I've been to plane shows at the air force base. I've seen spotlights lighting up events in cocoa village and from orlando and disney world. I've seen many many rockets take off. I've seen the space shutt! le come back to Kennedy Space Center (from my yard) riding piggy back on the jet. I saw the Challenger blow up. I've seen satellites. I've seen the space shuttle when it just unhooked from the ISS and both were traveling across the sky - tandem stars in the sky, so i feel pretty confident about seeing things in the sky. I've been an avid sky-watcher my whole life. I've seen the perseid meteor shower several times and i've seen quite a few falling stars and eclipses of the sun and moon. We lived in the shadow of Kennedy Space Center - I've been around "space stuff" my whole adult life. But the night I'm writing about I saw something I can't explain, that i've never seen before or since. I was facing east, and I saw a round whitish-yellow light pretty high up in the sky that I would say was the size of a pencil eraser held at arms length. I figured it had to be quite a ways up, perhaps a mile or so, but that's just a guess. As I looked at it, it moved, but not like ! a plane moves in a straight line and you can see it moving at ! a regula r pace, this thing just jumped to a new point in the sky, not very far away, but it ... "jumped" ... it did not flow along smoothly. I pointed at it and asked myself out loud "what is THAT?" as it 'jumped' from one point to another, moving from the eastern sky towards the north. I kept pointing at it and turning to face the north - and it kept moving on towards the west in those weird li'l 'jumps'. Not just left or right or up or down, but randomly it seemed to me, horizontally and diagonally and vertically as well. I kept pointing at it as it kept moving around until I was facing south and then it was still for a moment and then ~~~ ZZIP~~~ it disappeared. I've never seen anything like it again. Of course I did not get any pictures of it. I'm not real sure of the date. I had looked and looked at the skies before this event, and especially since, in case I'd ever be privileged to see anything else unexpected, and I'm planning on continuing to do so every chance I get.! Thank you very much