|Occurred : 7/28/2010 23:45 (Entered as : 07/28/10 23:45)
Reported: 7/28/2010 11:36:02 PM 23:36
Location: Walatka, FL
|Orange glowing balls over rural Florida Lake.
Yesterday night, right around 11:45pm I witnessed 2 Orange glowing balls. It was distant, but was bright enough to reflect light off of Little Lake George on the St. Johns river in North Florida. I was looking almost exactly South, With a clear view of the Stars and the moon was not a factor, it was behind me. It was Clear, but with Clouds that had rolled in off of the Atlantic. It was in the sky when I noticed it.
I smoked a cigarette watching it, I'd say 7 minutes total time watching it. It looked at first as if it was stationary, but very high in the air. I'd obviously say no more than 6 miles away. Stayed stationary for about 5 1/2 minutes. It started moving at an incredible speed from right to left then down lower and lower away and down below the horizon, never losing luminosity.
I've spent a lot of time in that spot, and I've never seen that before. I've seen night training, I've seen jets buzzing the tops of trees, following the river down to the ra! nge. Not that big, Not that bright. No exhaust vents on a jet can put out that much light, There is nothing in that direction, no light, no civilization for that matter for about 30-35 miles. The lake goes out for 2 miles, and reflected the light. Around 30 miles down the river and through the forest is the Ocala National Forests Bombing range. I've seen Flares, I've seen training over that thing more than once, Night and Day. After the bombing range is the Umatilla Municipal Airport. Way too far away, in my opinion, that's around 50-60 or greater miles away. If it were a flare, from a boat on Lake George, once again, I'd have ruled it out.
There were visible aircraft in the Area, with green and red lights, blinking. They were obvious commercial Aircraft.
I called my friend, explained what was going on, while watching it. That was 3 minutes in. He works at a Government facility near Jacksonville and asked if he was busy with anything that night, I'll keep that interpretation up to you. There is a Power Station North of the site, and I thought well maybe it is some kind of reflection. He said no. He will talk to me in person soon about this, But because of the sensitivity of his job, I'm not sure if he will. He's a close friend though.
As for myself, That's where I was, that's what I saw. My Anonymousness is no matter, My Personal description is one of a College Educated Young man. I don't have any experience with Military Aircraft, but talked to someone via phone during the event that does. I've also never seen a UFO or anything for that matter that I can't explain easily. This was something entirely different.