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Occurred : 6/30/1987 16:00 (Entered as : 1985-90 14:00)
Reported: 8/6/2006 10:32:48 AM 10:32
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Osceola County, FL
Shape: Other
Duration:30 minutes
This huge UFO blew me away in the 80's along with dozens of others on Fl. Turnpike SE of Orlando.

In the mid 80's I had the following : On the way back from my mental health treatment centers in south Florida located in Oakland Park,, Deerfield Beach, and Hollywood in with other centers in Central Florida located in Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Kissimmee,and 2 in Altamonte Springs. Around 16:00 while traveling North on the Florida Turnpike, a few doen cars were (both North & South)were pulled over with emergency blinkers on. I did the same thinking there might have been a auto mishap or something else. I got out of my car and the occupants of the other autos were out of their vehicles. Within moments I noticed they were all looking up in the general direction of an overpass. I looked up and saw a huge object about the same size of cruise boat. It was floating in the air about 500 yards above us not making a sound of any kind with very low levels of light in the background allowing an observation of its shape and size. There were brighter lights coming from what one might call a bridge also shaped in a like way to a large cruise ship. After observing it for 25-30 minutes, I started looking though my car (approx. 2 min) and it was no longer there. Some people left then noticed a couple dozen people looking and pointing towards lights frmo Orlando in which I would approximate to be 20-30 miles In a N.E. direction. I had put my camera back in my car but could tell it was many miles away by then and within a couple minutes it sped (using the term lightly) in the general direction of Cape Kennedy to the east. With in a couple days, the Orlando Sentinal said many reports of this object and the local Air Force said it may have been the Goodyear blimp. This was before the internet and no one had any idea where to report such a U.F.O..

Hopefully someone will read this and give further verification of this sighting.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. We have assigned an arbitrary date in 1987. PD))