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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 12/10/2013 20:05 (Entered as : 12/10/2013 20:05)
Reported: 12/12/2013 8:50:45 PM 20:50
Location: Orlando, FL
Duration: ~1 minute
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|single and silent yellowish light, traveling southwest to northeast below cloud cover, seen in northwest Orlando, Florida
At approximate 20:05 on December 10, 2013, just as I exited my work place, I looked up at the sky, generally towards the northeast and probably at an angle of about 70 degrees above the horizon, and saw a yellowish light, smaller than the current apparent size of Jupiter but bigger than most star, traveling at a steady speed, somewhat like a typical satellite but a bit faster, heading from the southwest towards the northeast below what appeared to be a relatively-low cloud overcast.
I immediately attempted to confirm that it was an airplane, but no other lights or a structure was visible. And if I recall correctly, the light did not appear to have the typical brilliance of aircraft lights, nor did it appear to be a craft just within the cloud layer, with its main light source diffused, and perhaps the other lights obscured, by the clouds, thereby giving it the appearance of a single light object; it did appeared as one object, i.e., an object of light, and I am quite certain it was below the clouds and not passing through, or thinly veiled by, them; so it was probably not the International Space Station. It may have been a plane, but it seemed too close, below an overcast that was reflecting some of the ground-based lighting, for it not to have been discernible. I did not perceive any sound emanating from it, either; from the beginning of the observation, I felt uneasy as I intently watched this light/object and sensed I was possibly witnessing somet! hing not man-made. The quality of the round or oval light brought to mind the descriptions of plasma radiating UFOs. I kept a constant watch to note if it stopped and/or changed directions, or perhaps pulsed, but it simply continued on its steady pace, becoming dimmer as it became more distant until it finally disappeared below the tree line to the northeast. The observation probably lasted less than a minute.
I estimate the line of travel to have been a line passing through the Tampa Bay area, across the northern Orlando area, which is where I was, and on out to the Atlantic Ocean somewhere between the Kennedy Space Center and Daytona Beach. Was it generally following the Interstate 4 corridor?