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Occurred : 11/15/1973 17:30 (Entered as : 11/15/73 17:30)
Reported: 6/27/2002 1:33:36 PM 13:33
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Key West, FL
Shape: Disk
Duration:20-30 seconds
Saucer craft with red/green alternating lights on its midsection seen within 500 yards, travelling slowly at first, then vanishes

While walking out of the now defunct naval base in Key West, my friends and I saw a large, saucer shaped craft hovering over a line of trees, no more than 1/4 mile from us. The craft had a bank of alternating green and red lights that rotated around it as it moved slowly from our right to our left. It travelled directly across our line of sight, slowly at first. The rotating lights seemed to correspond with the speed of the craft as did a low pitched, deep whirring sound. As the craft sped up, the lights and the frequency of the sound increased accordingly. We watched it for about 10-15 seconds, when all of a sudden, it streaked up into the sky at an incredible rate of speed. We watched it until it virtually vanished high in the sky. It was reported to have also landed inside the navy base, as several other sailors indicated in their report to the commanding officer of the base. The base was unexpectedly closed 3-4 weeks later. I witnessed the same craft less than ten days later at another location on Key West.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We will invite the witness to try to establish the exact date. PD))