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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2013 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2013 22:30)
Reported: 7/7/2013 8:46:20 AM 08:46
Posted: 7/14/2013
Location: Holiday, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Silent glowing fireball moved slowly (at first) in straight line.

A ball of fire in the sky caught my attention and at first glance I thought it was a flaming ember from a firework but quickly realized it was not falling and definitely not an ember. We watched it move slowly (at first) in a straight line from east to west, debating the whole time what it could be. Being cloudy/overcast that night, we thought it must be a helicopter but it got closer and was completely silent. At its closest it looked more saucer shaped (flat on the bottom with the glow/fire/light emminating upwards). It moved so slowly and seemed so close overhead (but it was hazy). I went inside to tell others & get a camera but quickly returned to see it had moved away considerably faster than it had approached and it was barely visible to those who hadn't seen it for the duration. It appeared to be gaining altitude and moving quickly to the west/northwest and disappeared from my view. The light/fire was strange because the color varied/moved as a! fire would but appeared to be contained in a ball (or dome shape when it was closest) yet the ball was not clearly defined. The edges looked "hazy".