Occurred: 2020-01-01 14:40 Local
Reported: 2020-01-01 12:34 Pacific
Duration: 4 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Lake Worth, FL, USA

Shape: Other


1/01/2020 Approximately 1440 I was sitting in my backyard, the sky was perfectly clear. I saw an object moving west at a relatively slow pace at an approximate altitude of 1500 ft. It seemed to be rotating and the sun was reflecting off of it. I watched the object for about 1 to 1.5 minutes before I decided to grab some binoculars to get a better look. I reacquired the object looking through the binoculars and could see that it was an orangish color and was definitely rotating at a steady slow pace. It seemed to be shaped like a parachute canopy. I watched it through the binoculars for about 1 min before I lost sight of it due to a tree line behind my home. I'm a professional pilot with 15 years experience and It was definitely not an airplane or helicopter. Oddly enough as I decided to document the sighting a police helicopter showed up in the exact same area and flew around for some time at a higher than normal altitude.

Posted 2020-02-07

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