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Occurred : 7/11/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 07/11/2007 22:00)
Reported: 7/11/2007 8:50:33 PM 20:50
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Venice, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 Minutes
Large bright circular object hovered for 20 minutes then moved off North Northwest at a very slow speed.

While taking out the garbage for next day curbside pickup at 22:00 hour (10:00 PM) on 07/11/2007, I spotted a very bright light in the sky in the direction of the Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, Florida.. It first appeared to be a planet like object similar to Venus in the night sky; however, much larger and brighter. I stood starring for about 5 minutes until I realized it was moving away from me as it began to drop below the tree top level.

I ran inside to get my binoculars and returned. It had moved only slightly. Viewing it through 6 X 30 binoculars proved it was not an aircraft (I see small aircraft with their red and green running lights every day & night since the Venice Airport is home to many private craft including jet aircraft).

Although in the direction of the airport I could easily determine that it was well beyond since I could see small craft landing during the event. I then decided to take a picture and ran back in the house a second time for the digital camera. By this time the object had moved some distance from the original sighting position so the pictures were barely discernible. I ran the pictured through my graphics software enhancing the object. It was circular in shape and emitted a bright glowing light as if it were a glowing white ball and appeared to be much larger than the small craft flying in the area. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes.

Over the years I have seen many of these kinds of object including bright orange circular craft as well as black triangular craft beginning in 1955 to present. I have many UFO stories much stranger than this sighting.

Picture & map to follow by email.