April 29, 2005
Location: Lake City, Florida, United States
orange streak, which disappeared five minutes or so after
first being spotted, followed by two points of light.
The primary point continued to the North for another 5
minutes or so before exploding into a bright white ball
of light with a seemingly large circumference.
Posted: 5/2/2005 2:47:54 p.m.
Sighting Time: 9:00 p.m.
Duration: 10-15 minutes
No. of Witnesses: 2
Urban or Rural: Rural
No. of Object(s): Multiple
Size of Object(s): pinpoint s
Distance to Object(s): difficult to determine, likely
very far off, possibly over the Atlantic Ocean
Shape of Object(s): Streak of orange light, followed by
3 individual lights, followed by moon sized explosion
Color of Object(s): orange, white
Description and Details
spotted the UFO while driving Southeast on Interstate
10 at around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005. Just
before the I-75 exit, I saw a long orange beam of light
slanted at an approximate 20 degree angle (from the horizon)
off to my right, just above the tree line. At first, I
thought it was a glare of light on my windshield, possibly
from a street lamp. As I passed under I-75 and away from
any light sources, it was very clear that the light source
came from the sky."
my point of view, the beam of light was lowest to the
right and highest to the left. The beam was narrow and
long; from my standpoint, it appeared as a few centimeters
wide and 6 to 10 inches long, although this is obviously
a very rough estimate. It also seemed to have a point
of origin from which the orange streak emanated. At the
point of origin, the light was whiter and of a higher
intensity and located on the high/upper end of the streak.
Based on this observation, it presented the appearance
of a rocket or shuttle launch. There were no reported
launches for April 29."
object moved across my field of vision from right to left
as I headed Southeast on I-10; thus it appeared to be
moving North. Several minutes into its flight, as it appeared
to cross the center of I-10, two additional points of
light appeared and the orange streak disappeared. The
two additional points of light appeared above and below
the main point of light which continued on its original
trajectory to the North. The two additional points of
light initially moved away from the central point in opposite
directions. Several seconds later, these points of light
lost their brilliance and appeared to fall slowly toward
earth. My speculation at the time was that these were
perhaps booster rockets which detached and were falling
back to earth after their fuel was spent. Several seconds
after detaching from the main point of light, the smaller
two points of light became invisible."
main point of light continued to the North, seemingly
on the same trajectory or path across the sky for several
10 to 15 minutes after noticing the original streak of
light, the small point of light that had continued North
was now far to my left; yet still well above the tree
line on the left side of the road. Suddenly, the point
of light appeared to explode in a large ball of white
light. The ball of light expanded outward from its point
of origin at a high velocity; quickly reaching a larger
than moon-sized circumference from my point of view before
quickly fading away completely. The outer ring of this
ball of light was bright white, and the interior of it
was a muddled gray/white; it appeared as though jagged
streaks of white electricity emanated from the central
location of the "explosion" outward to the ring
that formed the outer barrier of the sphere. The entire
"explosion" lasted only several seconds, perhaps
five or so, before the sphere faded. The sphere itself
reminded me somewhat me of those plasma balls you see
in science gift shops or Spencers. Except that there
was no inner "ball" from which the streaks of
light came from, and a solid, thick, white, outer edge
to the sphere."
the white spherical "explosion" faded there
was no trace of the UFO. My fiancé was witness
to this event."
Writer at a Software Company in Tallahassee."
Location: Tally, FL, US