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Occurred : 4/17/2011 17:40 (Entered as : 04/17/11 17:40)
Reported: 4/18/2011 8:03:06 AM 08:03
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: Miami, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 to 15 minutes
Appx 20 or more twinkling star like objects traveling north eastward over Miami on April 17, 2011.

On the evening of the 17th of April, 2011 at approximately 5:40pm I observed 3 small points of light in the sky just underneath very dark clouds. At this time we were driving west bound on SW 88th St (Kendall Drive) and the objects were high in the sky. Since we were driving home I lost sight of them.

About 2 minutes later we arrived in front of our home, I ran out of the car to see if I would see the objects and found a spot near the lake for a clear, unobstructed view. It took me a few moments before I saw 3 star like objects in the sky headed in a north westerly direction. They looked to be twinkling or flickering on and off and also seemed small and orb like. As I stood there more and more began to appear.

The weather conditions were very cloudy with dark to light grey clouds in the sky, but as you looked west it seemed to be clearing up and plenty of sun light was coming from the west. I believe that the sky was clearing just over and around Shark Valley Everglades National Park. I believe this is important because I realize now that this was most likely the cause of the objects appearing to twinkle or flicker. They seamed to be metallic and able to reflect or shine light from this source. In addition, I would like to mention, that it was not raining.

The direction I was facing on the lake was north. At first all I saw were objects to the north that seem to just disappear into the clouds once they hit the northerly point, but then I started to look further to the east and noticed that the objects would begin appearing exactly 90 degress from the north ( towards the east) and I was not able to track them coming in from further south. I also realized that the new local hospital was having its grand opening and started to think it might be metallic balloons from the hospitals grand opening. Only problem was that these objects were traveling fast and appearing high in the sky in the east as a small twinkle and then, although small, as they traveled north east they would look slightly larger in size having enough mass I could more easily follow the objects. Just to make it clear I was facing north and my arms spread to a 90 degree angle (left arm directly north, right arm east). I had to question myself about the possibility they were balloons and check myself, but I have seen runaway balloons and they were not. The movement was steady and fast and they all seemed to travel along just right underneath the clouds.

These objects seemed to be coming from a distance near the turnpike (5.4 linear miles) on Kendall Drive from my home and traveling north east towards the casino. I also noticed airplanes on their normal flight path over the everglades near the casino area heading towards Miami International Airport for landing. In comparison these objects, I believe, were much smaller making them appear farther. From the moment they appeared on the east to the moment they disappeared in the north it only took the objects 30 to 40 sec from point to point. Some of them looked to be traveling a bit faster than others at times. In total I saw approximately 20. Please also note I could not hear sounds from these objects like you would fighter planes. Near by is Homestead Air Force Base, but had these planes flown by you can easily see it’s a plane.

I checked the wind direction on-line at:

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/Winds/Aloft.cgi?location=MIA&hour=06&course=azimuth

The winds at that moment and using a 6 hour forecast were all pointing east, from 3000 feet, and south east in higher elevations. Had these been balloons they would be traveling against the wind.

I hope this has been helpful. My 15 yr old son was with me and witnessed seeing some of these objects as well. I am a 34 year old female that works in the admitting dept at a hospital neat Miami International Airport. I've had an interest in shows involving UFO's, but had never, till yesterday, seen what I believe were UFO's.