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Occurred : 7/4/2013 22:15 (Entered as : 7/4/13 22:15)
Reported: 7/14/2013 6:43:23 PM 18:43
Posted: 7/14/2013
Location: Jacksonvile, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration: ~10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color
Saw a bright orange object that turned purple and flew away on the 4th of July

I am a thirteen year old from Jacksonville, Florida.

I saw my sighting at about 10:15pm Eastern Standard Time. It was the Fourth of July, and I was looking out of my window at some people down the street, who were shooting some firecrackers. They had stopped to refresh their supply, so I looked up into the sky and caught a glimpse of something that glowed super bright.

At first I thought it was a star, because of how bright it was and because it was a circular object. The object was bright orange mixed w/ a little red. I stared at it for maybe two minutes and looked at the other stars around it and realized that it was a great deal bigger than the other objects around it. I looked back at the object and saw it had changed colors. I swear to God Almighty the thing was purple when I looked at it again. I stood there in amazement just looking at it, wondering what on Godís green Earth it could be.

I looked away for a second or two to find my binoculars, w! hich I usually keep in my room to watch birds and such. I didnít see them, so I looked back at the object (it had turned back to orange by this point), and it began to move east-northeast towards the beach. It was moving at a very high speed, no doubt faster than an airplane that you would see during the day.

It flew for a minute or so and disappeared.