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Occurred : 12/17/2011 18:30 (Entered as : 12/17/11 18:30)
Reported: 12/18/2011 1:59:55 PM 13:59
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Venice, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Numerous objects with steady white and blinking red lights launched over Gulf with high trajectory path to west over Venice jetty

While facing northwest over Venice jetty observed object with steady white and blinking red light appear to be launched from point north. Object followed altitude-gaining trajectory while moving south, then turned west. Lights disappeared after object reached very high altitude and turned west. At least fifteen other identical objects followed exact same path at 20-60 second intervals, seemingly being launched from shoreline or water. Objects were silent and sometimes three or four were visible at once, all originating from location that could not be identified from our vantage point on Venice Beach. At first we thought them to be small airplanes or helicopters, but trajectory, flight, frequency and location disproved that. Called Venice airport and newsroom, but could not get any information on what these objects were.