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Occurred : 10/31/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 10/31/2011 20:00)
Reported: 11/1/2011 5:03:59 AM 05:03
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Sarasota, FL
Shape: Other
Duration:6 seconds
bright light fading then reappear in same spot in sky

I was sitting with my wife, kids and in laws passing out candy in their driveway on Halloween. The driveway faces East. Above the houses about 45-60 degrees up, I seen what looked like was going to be a shooting star because a light appeared in the sky and began to brighten. It was not moving. Its intensity grew from nothing to brighter than anything in the sky within about 2 seconds. At the apex of its brightness, my memory see's the shape as almost being "hollow" or "empty" in the middle...as if I was looking at a donut shape with the hole in the middle but just very slightly stretched out. As soon as it reached its brightest point, it began to fade again and within another 2 or 3 seconds it was gone. I said something to my wife but she looked up and it was gone. I starred into the same spot and about 20 minutes or so later it did it again. Same pattern same spot. It did not reappear anymore. The sky was cloudless and clear. It was not a star nor a satelli! te or flare. It was not moving in any direction and did reappear after I first saw it. It didnt appear to have any particular color except maybe a bit of yellow. I took note of where it was in relationship to other stars. I do not know the constellations but can remember where it was exactly both times it appeared in relationship to the stars in the eastern sky.