|Occurred : 9/9/2003 00:30 (Entered as : 09/09/2003 24:30)
Reported: 9/9/2003 12:15:42 AM 00:15
Location: Tampa, FL
Duration:3 to 5 min.
|((NUFORC Note: A launch of a Titan 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral was conducted at 00:29 hrs. on this date. We suspect that the launch was the cause of the several reports NUFORC received from multiple points in Florida. We post the reports to illustrate how easy it is to misidentify a relatively commonplace event. Even we were intrigued by the reports, when they first were submitted, and it took us approximately 12 hours to identify the apparent source of the reports. PD))
large ufo -triangle shaped-three lights
September 9, 2003: I was headed home from a friends house tonight in Tampa, Florida on 275 south heading in the eastern direction towards Brandon at 12:30 am eastern time, when a strange light in the sky caught my eye. I took a second glance and noticed that it looked like nothing I have ever seen before in my life. That’s when I got concerned and started to pay close attention to it’s details. It started off as a huge ball of light (almost blinding bright) with a rectangular shaped trial tapering off of it which fluctuated in length. It looked as if it had just taken off from somewhere to the west and was headed towards my direction and grew in size. Then this ball of light morphed into three separate lights forming the shape of a triangle which continued to flicker. All three of these lights had distinct coloration’s to them the main most radiant light at the front/top of the triangle was a pale yellow color, the light on the left was a pale red color, and the light to the right was a greenish blue color. The shape of the lights were in the form of an acute triangle and just floated with such grace. I turned off my radio and it made no sound. As these three lights got closer they stopped flickering and a from appeared around the lights. The shape was of a triangle craft with the top peak cut off almost in half. The body was a gray color with a gray blue paneling around it. By this time it was hovering over the tree line and was the size of one and a half football fields. Then as soon as I got a good look at it the ship gradually disappeared, starting a the rear two dimmer lights which faded away like streaks in the sky as if it was traveling at great speeds. The main light gradually diminished in size and raised in the sky as if it took off towards the south east until it fully disappeared. Every thing about this unidentified object was so geometric and precise in it’s shape that it was breath taking. This sighting lasted for about three to five minutes and other motorists on the roads had pulled off to watch this s! trange appearance. Once I got home I called a friend of mine who lives in the Tampa area and told him about the sighting and he confirmed that some in his dorm told him five minutes before exactly what I had explained to him. So I defiantly know I was not the only person aware of this sighting in that area along with the other motorists on the road with me.
Let me assure you that I had always felt neutral on the subject of UFOs until what I experienced tonight. Now i am sure that they do exists.