NUFORC Sighting 117154

Occurred: 2015-02-04 18:35 Local
Reported: 2015-02-04 16:02 Pacific
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Englewood, FL, USA

Shape: Light

one round ball of fire - gliding through the sky at Manasota Key, FL

At approx. 6:35pm, Wed, Feb 4, I was walking the dog at the beach on Manasota Key. (about 1/8 mile north of the Charlotte County line in Sarasota County). I looked toward the south and saw a bright orange ball of “fire.” The color looked as if an airplane was on fire, gliding slowly in the sky from south to north.

It took a slight turn to the east and descended slightly, then turned back to the west and kept it’s slow, gliding motion to the north. As it traveled north up the beach the orange fireball got smaller, until, eventually, it went dark.

When I first noticed the ball, it was about the size of a quarter (if the quarter were right in front of my eyes) and stayed that size for about 20 seconds. The last 10 seconds it gradually became smaller, but the brightness stayed the same, until it was the size of the tip of a sharp pencil, and then went dark.

It was very eery. No sound whatsoever.

I am a 60 year old female - retired business owner - well traveled.

Posted 2015-02-06

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