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Occurred : 12/31/2000 21:40 (Entered as : 12/31/2000 21:40)
Reported: 1/2/2001 10:22
Posted: 1/3/2001
Location: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 hours
Globular whitish dim semitransparent form with bright orange yellowish light on its periphery.

Sitting on my 3rd floor apt terrace at 21.40 observed an orange yellowish bright light coming from the NE at 45 deg, not blinking. Ran inside for a pair of binoculars and struggled to focuse it and to my amazement saw it was attached to a globular whitish semitransparent form. In the following some 4 reappearances by now I was accompanied by my wife, mom, and my sister and her husband and 12 years old son. In the second observation I noted that the globular form turned counterclokwise, giving the impression that the yellowish light dimmed. I was the only one that could observe the phenomena through the lenses, but some of the concurrents at some moment could discern the whitish form at plain sight. We concluded that this strange thing was traveling at usual plane speed in wide circles that overpassed the southern part of our coastal city and the caribean sea, because always appeared from the east and directed southwards. No conventional structural features were visible: fuselage, wings, navigation lights, and totally silent.