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Occurred : 6/26/2004 13:45 (Entered as : 06/26/2004 13:45)
Reported: 6/26/2004 11:12:59 AM 11:12
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: Miami, FL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:30 seconds
Cylindrical object, no visible wings, moving slightly upward despite nose pointed downward, vanished suddenly

I'm within sight of Ft. Lauderdale Airport and the Atlantic Ocean, and I'm used to seeing helicopters closeby and jets approaching from the west and taking off to the east, over the ocean. Light planes are also fairly common to see; I'm never surprised to see them and they're very recognizable.

Today, however, I saw a cylindrical object moving across the sky to my immediate west. At first I thought it was a jetliner, but several things about it stood out. First, it was headed north, which would eventually take it into the path of inbound traffic to FLL; secondly, I could not determine its altitude. It was also moving at a peculiar orientation, i.e., it appeared to be rising slightly but its nose seemed to be pitched slightly downward. Most significantly, I couldn't see any wings.

The shy had scattered clouds, but none of any size - the sky was (and is now) a bright blue. I blinked my eyes and turned my head away for about two seconds, and when I looked back it had vanished. I jumped up and went out on my balcony (I'm on the 24th floor with a panoramic view), but couldn't find it anywhere.