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Occurred : 8/25/2003 01:42 (Entered as : 08/25/03 1:42)
Reported: 8/24/2003 10:52:57 PM 22:52
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:7 minutes
glowing pinkish light, thought to be mars, hovered and then dropped from the sky

we went outside to look at mars before going to sleep and in the sky we spotted it. about a minute later i noticed a much brighter and larger pink light to the north. we then figured that our new subject must be mars. the shine was bright and it dimmed and grew. this happened for about five minutes, as clouds passed. then suddenly, it began to travel straight downward and in a matter of 30 seconds it was out of view, since there were houses in the way. it was strange and hard to believe. my friend and i stood next to each other in shock and amazement and then i rused on here to make my report.

((FOLLOW-UP CORRESPONDENCE WITH WITNESS))

Thank you for the report. Could it have been the landing light on an airliner?

((RESPONSE))

honestly, i dont believe so. it was not blinking. it was solid. and it would wonly fade as clouds assed. it stayed still for those several minutes and then it dropped straight down. airline, no. and the light
was too bright. looked more like a big star, but close.

i am not claiming to know what it was but....it went straight down. striaght.

((name deleted))

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