|Occurred : 5/15/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 05/15/2004 21:00)
Reported: 5/15/2004 6:37:34 PM 18:37
Location: Miami, FL
|Round glow passes over Miami from East to North West, faster than a jet plane at low altitude
Clear sky. Stars visible. Gentle breeze. While cooking a steak on my grill, I spotted a pinkish/red DISK rushing across the sky, from east to north west. Dut to the tree canopy above, I only saw this object for about 5 seconds. If it was a jet plane (as was my initial thought), I expected to hear the thunder of its jets (as it would have been flying very low to cross this much sky in such a brief amount of time). THERE WAS NO SOUND!!! I've been interested in UFO's for a long time (30 yrs), and must confess that I have never spotted something in the sky that I could not identify. I was an amateur astronomer while in college, and after. This object was definitely NOT astronomical, because of its angular motion. It could only have been an aircraft... but there was NO sound. The UFO could have been a baloon, but the wind speed was not strong enough to push this object across so much sky in such a brief period of time.
The object was definitely round, about one-half the moon's diameter (1/4 degree?). It had a pinkish/red glow, and I think that I saw a bright spot in its center. An aircraft (even a jet) moving this fast, would have had to been below 5,000 feet, and I would have definitely been able to resolve its navigation lights... but no. Only one centeral fuzzy light, surrounded by a glowing ring of dust! I'll be the first to admit it, as a trained observer, this was my first actual observation of something unidentified. I'd be interested in hearing if others in south Florida saw this this eveing!