NUFORC Sighting 13788

Occurred: 2000-08-14 18:45 Local
Reported: 2000-08-15 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Shape: Sphere

Translucent red globe dances with the clouds over St. Petersburg, FL.

I was watching the sunset from my dock. A storm system was quickly moving in from the west to the south. Because I had been watching the sunset, I was wearing sunglasses. They are non-reflective, but they amplify anything that is red. As I watched the progress of the storm, I saw a translucent red sphere appear to streak from south to west; disappearing behind a cloud. I thought it was a simple reflection off the lenses, so I removed them and looked again. I saw the globe drop out from behind one cloud, travel straight down, and take cover behind another cloud. This behavior continued for about ten minutes, until the storm moved closer to me and I was forced to go inside. I live near several airports, and a military base, but this was unlike anything I have seen before.

Posted 2000-08-19

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