Friday, December 31, 2010

Red Fireball Flickering Light Over Hudson Florida

Date: December 31, 2010
Time: Evening

My name is (name removed). I can be reached, along with one of the other witnesses at (phone number removed). I wish I had observed the time of sighting.

We are in Country Club Estates, along U.S. 19 near the Wal-Mart in Hudson/Bayonet Pt. Red/orange flickering light, larger than a pinpoint. Reminded us of a cigarette 'cherry'. Moved from SE to NW across our view for around 60 seconds. Could not estimate height, but there was no 'under glow' from the numerous lights along the 19 corridor.

No sound. No blinking aircraft lights, no suspending 'balloon', or other structure visible.

Lifetime night sky observer, had a sighting as a child in the 1970s, and have never seen anything I could not identify again until tonight.

We observed it from our backyard (facing southeast), then went out in front of the house, and watched it eventually fade from sight to our northwest. Moved at apparent aircraft speed, although with no altitude information, it is hard to say. It was not floating, we have seen luminaire and balloon suspended lights before. Anyway....Yeah. WOW.

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