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Occurred : 3/24/2001 02:00 (Entered as : 3/24/01 2:00 am)
Reported: 3/25/2001 06:43
Posted: 4/1/2001
Location: Gainesville, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:10-15 seconds
Unexplained light/sound phenomenon

My husband and I and our three kids had decided to do a "campout" in our back yard by putting blankets, etc. on the trampoline and sleeping under the stars since it was such a clear night. At 2:00 am we were both awakened by a loud "humming" noise accompanied by a pulsating light that filled the entire night sky (not a beam) but seemed to emanate from a circular/semi-circular object as far away as any other star in the sky. The humming/light would get louder/brighter and then dim. This happened three times in a period of 10-15 seconds. There was absolutely no alcohol/drugs involved in this sighting and this is our first experience ever with this sort of phenomena. Any explanation or insight would be appreciated.