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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/12/2000 14:00 (Entered as : 11/12/2000 14:00)
Reported: 11/12/2000 23:19
Location: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 seconds
|Circle cruised over head in mid after noon.
it was a beutifull clear blue day today. i layed on in a lawn chair beside my pool in the sun to warm up a little. i proped my hands on my chin with my fingers locked to shade my face and eyes from the sun. i staired off into space and watched the ocasional hawk or buzard fly over head at a couple hundred feet. the ocational insect would zip by at about 20 ft. then a circle. the circle was preaty non discript. the sky was compteaty sky blue with no clouds. it was a bright day with lower than average humidity and no detectable haze. i only use the term circle because its color matched the back ground sky and icould not see any 3 dementional shape. its hue at the edges was the only reason i saw it. i did not know how big it was so i could not tell how far away it was and vice versa. if it was the hight of the insects i saw fly bye it was moving increadibly slow, like a hover, and was between 2 and six inces acros. if it was the hight of of the hawk/buzzard it moved beteen five and ten times as fast as the bird and was between 8 inches and 3 feet. if it was the hight of a comercial pasenger jet it moved around 2 to 5 times as fast as an air plane and was same size or twice the size. it had no blinking strobe as air planes do. it came in to my view just about over head. it was moving when i caught glemps of it and it maintianed its spead for the 3 to 5 second duration. it moved in a strait lign to the WNW. as it moved from over head its contrast in hue lessend untill i could no longer distinguish it from the uniform background at about a 60 degrea angle fron the horison. i live about 5 miles fron an air port. its line could be traced back in that general direction. there were no plains, birds or insects in my field of view with the object.