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Occurred : 3/18/2004 22:14 (Entered as : 03/18/2004 22:14)
Reported: 3/27/2004 2:10:19 PM 14:10
Posted: 3/28/2004
Location: Sarasota, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:35 seconds
Seen 3/18/2004 near longboat beach in Sarasota. Amazing sphere just above water. Great photo of the object.

The object was a sphereical light that appeared to be elongated to approximately 15 feet that was just above the water. It traveled parallel to the beach and was seen for about 35 seconds from the point first seen and it moved from right to left. It was brilliant and as I had been taking pictures of some night birds I had an opportunity to take a quick picture just as it started to recede from our view to the left from where we were standing on the beach.

The picture is amazing and is one of the most vivid pictures ever taken of a ufo. I have not published it at this point but waiting to try and have it analized further to try and gather more information on it. I have contacted the local authorities but evidently it was not seen by others in the area. It was small and localized just above the water at sarasota - longboat beach area.

I welcome anyone else who wishes to assist in analizing this to please contact me at ((e-address deleted)). I will be glad to send the picture for your analysis.

It was so close to us and was so amazing that I am hoping others have seen something like this so I can compare notes. The picture must be seen to be believed.

((NUFORC Note: We have requested a copy of the photo, but have not received it yet. PD))