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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/7/2000 07:00 (Entered as : 03/07/00 0700)
Reported: 3/12/2000 22:30
Posted: 3/16/2000
Location: Venice/North Port, FL
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 minute
While driving south on I-75 I spotted a bright metallic object reflecting the early morning sun.

While driving south on I-75 in SW Florida, I spotted a bright pea sized oval object in the early morning sky. It was just after sunrise and it apeared directly ahead of me at 45 degrees, roughly 10,000 feet altitude and stationary. I watched it for 10 seconds then it faded out. Within 1 second it or another object reapeared about 20 degrees to the right at the same altitude, but this time it was moving slowly to the left for about 30 seconds. Then, with an extremely bright flash it vanished. Seconds before the flash, the object looked like two ovals connected side to side. Initially I had considered the objects to be satillites reflecting the sunrise, until the object changed it's course.