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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/18/1999 02:00 (Entered as : 07/18/99 0200)
Reported: 7/18/1999 02:09
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Shape: Flash
Duration: 20 mins.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
Observed an object strobing red, wht, & blu at altitude & distance, stationary for apx. 20 mins.

Unkown object sighted approximately 30 degrees above the horizion bearing NW from near the intersection of US1 & Edgewood Ave. The object initially thought to be a star until flashing pattern of red, white, & blue lights was noticed. It was significantly brighter than a star and was observed through binoculars, but not clearly. It was definitely seen to change color. Witnesses all Jacksonville Police Officers. JIA tower was contacted and stated that they observed object to the West of their position but had no radar contact. They were also perplexed. Definitely not a helicopter or other aircraft. No towers of balloons in area. I was distracted and did not see what happened to the object, but it disappeared after approximately 20-30 mins.