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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/19/2012 (Entered as : 01/19/12)
Reported: 1/20/2012 5:07:13 AM 05:07
Posted: 1/24/2012
Location: Lithia, FL
Shape: Unknown
Glowing orange object see in the eastern sky from Lithia FL.

Driving home we saw an orange light, like a brighter than normal star, in the eastern sky. The object moved from left to right with a barely visible, short, trailing tail/exhaust.

At first, we thought it was a meteor/etc. until is stopped in mid air. Then we thought it might have been a helicopter with a strange orange light of some kind.

While stationary, it continued to glow orange for several minutes and then simply winked out like one would turn off a light bulb.

The details of the object were impossible to make out because of the apparent great distance of the object.