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Occurred : 11/16/2011 04:09 (Entered as : 11/16/11 4:09)
Reported: 11/16/2011 2:54:53 AM 02:54
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Loxahatchee, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
Consolidated ovoid Fireball, Supersonic speed but without sound, hint of form, 3-5 sec duration, stable trajectory PARALLEL to ground

Viewed while walking my Dog in Rural setting, clear night sky, well lit by 2/3-3/4 Moon overhead. I had just noticed a standard "Shooting Star" for comparison, which relative to this sighting typically have a more vertical trajectory path, are significantly faster [3 to 10 times than what I observed, by guestimate], and last a second oe less. The object was traveling West to East PARALLEL TO THE GROUND AT HIGH [SUPERSONIC] SPEED but without Sonic Boom, nor any observed Noise, appearing to be BENEATH typical JETLINER CRUISING ALTITUDE [maybe ~2-3miles altitude], and in my clear view for seconds [3-5]. It appeared as an oval-elongated fireball, but with the suggestion of an underlying form. I noticed 2 concentrated light-like areas toward the front third, which I would guess to be either reflection off metallic substance, or concentrated "Burning" areas. The Fire was relatively short - reminiscent of Rocket Exhaust, ovoid front to back. It escaped my view behind an isolated tall tree, heading due East maybe within a couple miles from my local, and just disappeared, without evidence of Falling, nor continuing despite a clearing beyond the Tree[s].

Just days ago I heard [on Rachel Maddow MSNBC?], that a Russian Satellite had failed to Fire its "After-Burners" & didn't make it into orbit, and if they failed to "Fire It Up," it was due to return as "Space Debris." That would seem to be most consistent with my UFO, with the notation that it was traveling in what appeared to be a very stable path [almost deliberate], and consistently parallel to the ground.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he sounded to us to be quite credible. He is a medical professional. The object was not the Russian satellite. PD))