NUFORC Sighting 12918

Occurred: 2000-05-19 21:00 Local
Reported: 2000-05-20 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
No of observers: 2

Location: Cocoa, FL, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

Gold,amber lights hover along the horizon, then vanish

On numerous occasions from about 9pm EST to 11pm EST, from February to May, my room-mate and I have witnessed several golden colored lights hovering along the horizon from the southwest to the northwest. They appear brighter than stars or aircraft and remain stationary for 15-20 minutes before vanishing, sometimes appearing in another location.When viewed with a 200x zoom lense they appear to pulsate from orange,amber to red in a random pattern. Last night I videotaped three of them west of Cocoa, toward Orlando. During the sightings, there is often a sudden burst of activity of aircraft swarming the area near the lights, in pairs,leaving within 1/2 hour after the sighting is over and regular air traffic patterns resume.


We have not seen the video, but we feel several elements of the description are suggestive of "twinkling" stars. The duration of the sightings is suggestive of celestial bodies, although if they moved as suddenly as the witness reports, they would not be attributable to stars or planets.

Posted 2000-06-06

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