NUFORC Sighting 162595

Occurred: 2021-04-04 20:07 Local
Reported: 2021-04-05 14:04 Pacific
Duration: ~3 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Longwood, FL, USA

Shape: Other

Round reflective object flying slowly East to West over Longwood, FL at sunset

Observer background: Engineer working in the defense industry. Healthy adult with good hearing and vision.

Time of sighting: 8:07 PM, US Eastern time, 4/4/2021 Duration of sighting: 3 minutes The weather at the time of the sighting was clear. There was very little wind at ground level, no clouds were in the sky, and the sun was setting. I saw a light in the sky off to the East. At first I assumed it was an aircraft, but I noticed it looked a bit odd. There was only a single light, and it seemed to be "flickering" the way a reflected fire might.

The object seemed to be at a fairly high altitude, approximately that of a commercial aircraft; higher than a helicopter would typically fly. The object was moving from East to West in what seemed to be a straight line, at a very consistent and somewhat slow speed, compared to a commercial jet.

The object didn't fly directly over me, I was a bit North of its path. As it came closer I realized the illumination on the object was because it was reflecting the setting sun - that it's front surface was apparently reflective. At least, that is my assumption. When the object went past me and I could see the bottom and back of it, I saw no other lights. No running lights of any kind were visible. The bottom and rear sides appeared dark or black.

The object did not appear to be large, and I could not make out any detail. It appeared to be a "simple" shape such as an oval or sphere. There were no wings, no fins, or other projecting parts visible. The object did not leave any visible wake or contrail behind it.

There was no detectable sound from the object at any point during the sighting.

The object continued on its straight-line course at the same consistent altitude and speed until it was out of sight over the treeline on the Western horizon. No other observers were nearby.

Posted 2021-04-23

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