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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/15/2002 19:00 (Entered as : 1/15/2002 7pa)
Reported: 1/25/2002 3:16:57 AM 03:16
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 3min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, The object emitted other objects, The object changed color
In the Florida sky 1/15/2001

At around 7pm on 1/15/2002 in Saddlebag Lake resort Polk co. Lake Wales, FL 33898. We were in the front drive & looking up in the north/east sky, we noticed a bright long white tail (thought exhaust) with 3 bright long orange bars in front of it at an angle. It traveled south for a little while, then not a sweeping turn, but it turned left & went up and away. As it turned we saw a big circle in the middle (silver in color, seemed to twinkle) & two smaller circles on each side that seemed to drop from the middle one and form a triangle. The smaller ones either faded out or went faster out of view. The main one the kept going until we couldn't see it any more........ WE/I Have Never seen Anything like that before.

((NUFORC Note: Event may have been a missile launch, possibly from a submarine. Please see other reports. PD))