Two Florida witnesses watched a bright light moving at high speed that turned and appeared to move toward their location, revealing a disc-shaped object about 11:45 p.m. on November 12, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
"The brightness of it went down and all you we could see was this thing flying in the sky and were trying to see if looked like a plane or something like it," the reporting witness stated. "It was kinda a disc-like shape and it had lights but it wasn't flashing the way planes do."
When the object was nearly overhead, it appeared to slow down and then turned east.
"When it was closer to my house it got slower in speed and it kinda turned East and went in that direction at the same slow speed."
Florida is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating with a lower number of reported sightings nationally - but is on our Watch List as well as Indiana and Missouri. Florida had 37 UFO sighting reports in October 2010.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Florida MUFON State Director G. Bland Pugh investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
FL, November 12, 2010, Really bright fast star like shape slowed down into disc shape w/ weird lights over my house. MUFON Case # 26580.
Me and my cousin went outside around 11:45pm or so to take my puppy to go potty. We walked out of my house on the walkway and waited for my puppy to finish up. It was cold and I was just looking around in the sky since it was clear and you could see all the stars.
I was looking up and then I looked forward and I saw some light come up from behind the trees, it was quite a bit away from us but it was really bright. It looked like a star in the sky but it was brighter than any other star in the sky. I nudged my cousin and told him to look at it because I didn't know what it was and neither did he.
As it was still going up in the sky at a slight angle it then started going faster still really bright. So I ran down my driveway into the road to get a better look while my cousin stayed with my puppy by the house. I was kinda freaked out simply because I didn't know what it was and why it went from slow to fast that quick and why it was so bright.
At first I thought it was some night launch the space center was doing but from all the night launches I've seen, they never looked like that or did what it did.
My cousin yelled to me that it was turning and coming close to us in which it was and at that point I got kinda scared and I turned and ran back to my walkway where my cousin was.
As it was turning it got closer and wasn't as high in the sky as the stars were. The brightness of it went down and all you we could see was this thing flying in the sky and were trying to see if looked like a plane or something like it. It was kinda a disc like shape and it had lights but it wasn't flashing the way planes do.
Planes usually have two flashing lights on the each side and varies in color, what we saw was it had multiple lights (kinda yellow kinda orange) that were flashing left to right in a horizontal line.
We couldn't see the other side of the object so we weren't sure if there were lights on the other side of it or not. When it was closer to my house it got slower in speed and it kinda turned East and went in that direction at the same slow speed. We lost sight of it due to the trees being in the way and we couldn't go any farther to chase it in the sky. I was a little freaked out from not knowing what it was and kinda in disbelief of what we just saw.
We tried coming up with what it could've been: a rocket night launch from the space center, some kind of plane, a shooting star (but I thought that couldn't be it cause shooting stars don't go up and then hover with lights). And we figured planes couldn't and usually don't make that kind of random speeds and turn that fast then slow down and hover with strange lights like that either. It was very bright too so we couldn't explain it.
And after that happened we started see shooting stars randomly in the sky. I didn't have time to get my camera or video cam but I drew quick sketches of what happened.