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Occurred : 10/13/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 10/13/00 20:00)
Reported: 10/13/2000 18:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Miami, FL
Shape: Chevron
Duration:5-8 sec
Hazy, chevron or crescent shaped object moving rapidly and silently North to South.

I am a retired computer engineer. I stepped out on my front porch at approx. 8 pm and looked up to see how clear the sky was, and saw what I initially thought was a single small cloud, but symmetrical with a sort of cresent or chevron shape, moving from directly overhead to due South. It was moving in a straight line from North to South but much faster than a cloud and did not change shape until it disappeared beyond other houses. There was no noise, no distinguising lights. It appeared the size of my thumb and forefinger extended at arms length and would have traveled from horizon to horizon in less than 15 seconds. I do not know the altitude, so actual size and speed would be impossible to determine. I thought perhaps it had been one of these rotating ground spotlights, but it moved in a straight line rather than an arc, there were no clouds to reflect off of, no beam, and it never came around again. After seeing it, I recalled seeing a similar event a couple of years ago while in my backyard, but on a very cloudy night, and just dismissed it as a lower, fast moving cloud - Now I'm not so sure.