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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/2/2005 23:26 (Entered as : 03/02/2005 23:26)
Reported: 3/2/2005 9:08:48 PM 21:08
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Gainesville, FL
Shape: Flash
Duration: 8 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Multi colored flashing object that went from sitting perfectly still to flying away slowly

I live a few miles SW of the city limits of Gainesville on Archer road in a somewhat rural area. I was sitting on my back porch smoking a cigarette like I normally do and all of a sudden several dogs started howling like I've never heard before (just like a pack of wolves would howl) and cows started to moan/grunt loudly right after. This quickly caught my attention and I walked from my back porch a few steps into my back yard to see what could be going on. The streets were fine and there were no neighbors out at all.

I gazed up a bit and noticed this light flashing a few colors extremely fast in the distance which looked like a combination of mostly red and white with some possible blue/green colors. This "light" was sitting perfectly still flashing right above a tower. At first I thought it was some kind of new addition to the tower but couldn't make sense of that because the lights on the tower are solid white, do not blink, were much smaller and not as bright as this flashing light. I looked at this light for about 2 minutes while it just sat there and I tried to figure out what it was. All of a sudden it started to move slowy E almost towards the city and eventually disappeared from sight.

The object looked like a bright flashing star that a person would see when looking up at the stars at night, except this object was near the surface above a tower and flew away. At first I tried to pass it off as a helicopter but I couldn't figure out why a helicopter would sit idle in one spot and not move for a few mins and flash that many colors that rapid with no projected sound.