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Occurred : 4/8/2002 09:45 (Entered as : 04/08/02 9:45)
Reported: 4/8/2002 7:57:34 PM 19:57
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
Firefly type light seen in Tampa knight skies.

I was coming out of the AMC Westshore theater ,on the top level ,here in Tampa Fl, at around 9:45 P.M with my mother. And I looked up to look at the nightsky and when I did I thought what I saw was a meteorite coming down or skipping around on the atmosphere. So I kept looking but then in less than 3 seconds it turned and began to move very quickly. It was zig zaging like a a person shining a pen light on a board and moving it in motions like a composure. That is why I thought it was a meteorite skipping off the atmosphere at first. Then I realized that it was going in and out and underneath and above the clouds. It moved from the first time I saw it from my right to my left and then continued toward the south all in the space of about 10-30 seconds. Nothing to my knowledge could have even endured the Gforces. Also the speed was tremendous. It traveled at about 5 miles within 5 seconds.I had already pointed it to my mother and at first she thought I was joking then she saw it. She said she would never get over it. I too am as amazed. I have wanted to see something like this for 22 years and now it's happened. I would also like to make clear that it looked like a firefly (except no trails of light behind) and that it was not only going above and through clouds it would also be clearly seen from the backdrop of space. There was no light from the ground creating it also. This light was very clearly a UFO and it like I said looked like a firefly form where I was standing but the way it moved in the sky and above the clouds and around I know it was not because it was as high up as the clouds.