|Occurred : 6/30/1987 21:00 (Entered as : 06/30/1987 21:00)
Reported: 11/25/2008 3:08:11 PM 15:08
Location: St. Cloud, FL
|Huge UFO Seen in Osceola County, Central Florida, Summer of 1985 or 1986
A friend and I were fishing in the evening in the summer of '85 or '86 when we witnessed a singular HUGE object in the sky, AT LEAST 200 yards in length. The object moved silently across the sky, approx. 1/2 to 1 mile above us. The craft was long in shape, with a box shaped nose (front), a long bridge-like narrow middle and a tail that flared wider than the middle portion then tapered down to a point. The object did not streak by, but instead floated slowy across the horizon line, arriving from the south, moving in a north, northwest direction. The sighting lasted about 2 minutes before the object disappeared in the distance.
The object was covered with many different colored lights, which highlighted its spatial qualities. In a frenzy my friend and I drove home to tell others about the event. The DJ on the radio station that was playing stated that he was receiving a lot of calls about a UFO sighting. The next day or so the newspaper had a small article dismissing the event as a "russian satelite burning up in the atmosphere". Sorry folks, but this object was crystal clear in appearance and moving slowly, not a streak in the sky.
Another poster here described the object like a cruise ship in the sky and that description accurately captures the incredible nature of the experience because it was about as freaky as a cruise ship flying overhead. I cannot fully impress upon others the extreme size of the object... much bigger than any man made object known to fly at low speed and low altitude.
FYI, The other poster mentioned here described what had to be the same event, but recorded an approximate date of June, 1987. I am quite certain that they were off by a year or two by virtue of the event having taken place at least 20 years ago. Gotta say though, no matter how much time goes by I can never forget that evening.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))