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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/17/1997 00:15 (Entered as : 12/17/1997 0:15)
Reported: 11/25/2009 11:04:17 PM 23:04
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Ocala, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 seconds
Midnight White Oval / Fireball UFO

Back in December 17th at Midnight, I was outside walking my dog, and within a couple of feet off the sidewalk, I turned around to the East and saw a Bright White Oval / Fireball UFO (Somewhat similar to the effect of a bright flashlight on the wall and moving fast to distort it). The craft was too bright to distinguish any type of surface nor any sound to indicate an engine. It went south, then turned rapidly to the West and disappeared.

From my aviation experience, it was going 400 knots and 300 feet above the ground. The turn radius was most likely 20 feet as it changed direction. And the way it was moving, it appeared to actually been following the lit roads as if a going by Pilotage.