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Occurred : 4/4/2009 20:00 (Entered as : 04/04/09 20:00)
Reported: 4/4/2009 3:09:07 AM 03:09
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Orange light over the ocean

Sometimes I like to go to the beach as the sun goes down and walk as far as I can until I'm isolated and just enjoy the environment. Last night as I was heading back, I saw an intense orange light in the sky which looked similar to a firework which is about to explode into multiple little specks of light. That is what I actually thought it was, but when it did not become a bunch of smaller lights like a firework,I decided that it must be the light of a helicopter because it moved slowly like one. It began to head towards the beach as I expected to see/hear a helicopter but didn't. The light then dimmed as it moved paralell to the beach and looked a little bit like it could be an airplane and yet thinned out and resembled a comet, then small enough to be a star. It changed directions after about 3-5 minutes, then it suddenly disappeared. About 5 seconds later, it came back, reversed direction and immediately disappeared again.