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Occurred : 2/8/2000 17:15 (Entered as : 02/08/00 17:15)
Reported: 2/10/2000 13:48
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Avon Park (N of, to as far S of L. Placid), FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1.5 hours
Driving east towards avon park on hwy 98 look up in the sky and saw a burnt-orange fireball. It would fade out and and glow back in another position in the sky. As i reached hwy 27 i turned south and saw toward the eastern sky three (same color) fireballs. Theses three fireballs would be as far apart from each other as two miles, and as close as 200 feet. The last one I seen that night was @ 8:45 South of Lake Placid, Fl. There is a Air Force bombing range nearby, but I know of no activity going on there at night. It is mostly a reservist base. I also hunt the land there through their lease program, and I never have seen any activity at night. Also two years ago when a friend and I were going to go hunt there, we saw the same thing (two orange fireballs) east of Wauchula, Fl. nowhere near the bombing range. I think this in my mind rules of any kind of military flares. I am a truck driver so I headed South towards Miami, and did not see anything else.