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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/19/2018 07:49 (Entered as : 01/19/18 7:49 PM)
Reported: 1/19/2018 7:20:00 PM 19:20
Posted: 1/25/2018
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Circle
Duration: 2:23
Characteristics: The object changed color
Red/Orange ball over Tampa FL seen by retired salesman

UFO Report: I am in Hillborough County Florida. My address is Tampa, but I am actually in Northdale about 8 miles North of Tampa.

At 7:49 PM, I walked into my office on the 3rd floor of my apartment building to get my keys. The light was off and I noticed something outside of my plate glass window.

Looking due East, I saw a bright red/orange light coming towards me from the horizon. I got my cell phone out and videotaped it for the next 2 minutes and 20 seconds. The fiery look settled down and I noticed it was a round orange globe, too big to be a planet, and too small to be the moon.

The skies were crystal clear. It flashed orange lights a few times and then stayed white and seemed to be further away. It drifted slowly to the south and stayed fixed for a minute or so. Then it began drifting to the south more noticeably and stopped again. After another minute or so, it simply disappeared.

I have an excellent quality video on my phone that shows this event really well.

I am a retired salesman, 58 years old. I moved to Florida from Kentucky 2 years ago. I am always sky watching.