|Occurred : 10/17/2011 20:58 (Entered as : 10/17/2011 20:58)
Reported: 10/17/2011 8:52:20 PM 20:52
Location: Orlando, FL
|Amber/orange color light moved like sine wave over Orlando, FL
I live about 7 miles east of downtown Orlando, Florida. I was outside on the phone, and I looked to the west and saw an amber or orange colored light that was oval shaped in the sky. This object looked like it could have been as far away as downtown (7 miles). It was definitely below the cloud ceiling, maybe 10,000 ft, best guess. So I wasn't really that close to it.
When I first saw this oval, amber light, I thought it could be a meteorite, but what it did next nullified that explanation. It was moving from south to north, left to right from my vantage, and it was moving up and down as well, much like a sine wave. The size was almost as large as a full moon. And the light was bright, but not shining. It was just a steady orange glow. It didn't move unusually slow or fast, maybe a little faster than the speed of an aircraft.
Then, it either shot due west, away from me really fast, or it slowly dimmed to a small point of light. I believe it moved away, because it seemed to get lower in the sky. The light disappeared, and a few seconds later reappeared as a dim light. It did that twice, and that was the last I saw of it.