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Occurred : 7/9/2007 11:15 (Entered as : 07/09/2007 11:15)
Reported: 7/9/2007 7:02:38 PM 19:02
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Sarasota, FL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1-2 minutes
Cigar Flying Headed North Over Fruitville in Sarasota

I was driving west on Honore Ave, and it was about midday. The sky was bright blue, clear with a few small clouds here and there . Looking ahead of me, I saw in the sky what appeared to me at first to be a typical passenger jet. It was a perfect cigar shape and appeared to be white with a black band around the middle of it. The longer I looked at it, the more I began to notice things that made me see that it wasn't a passenger jet. I'm not the greatest at guessing distances, but, the craft was flying at, I would say, 10000-12000 feet. It appeared to be flying at the same speed of an aircraft approaching an airport for landing, or that of a small single passenger private plane. I would also say that it wasn't more than 3 miles in front of me. I did not hear any noise coming from it at all, whether it was too far or not. I also did not see any kind of wings, fins or engines on the craft. It appeared to be smoothly cruising to the north, right over Fruitville, clost to I-75. The craft was still in front of me as I watched it until it disappeared behind a small cloud, at which it never did reappear from behind of. I pulled over and watched the spot in the sky where I last saw it for about 10 minutes with hopes that it would return again so that I could try to get a picture with my cell phone. After 10 minutes, it had still not reappeared from behind the cloud. There were also no contrails or chemtrails left behind from this object.