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Occurred : 11/22/2012 21:00 (Entered as : 11/22/12 21:00)
Reported: 12/7/2012 10:55:21 PM 22:55
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5-7 minutes
Orange fireball silenty gliding through the air over my neighborhood/house

My mother and I witnessed an orange fireball silently gliding over my neighborhood and directly over my house on Thanksgiving night after returning home from my grandmother's house. I was able to partially capture part of the sighting on my camera phone. However, the quality isn't that great due to the fact it was night time, but I have it nonetheless.

It was a cool night. No clouds whatsoever were in the sky; no fog, haze or other atmospheric conditions. The time was approximately 2100 hrs., and total duration of the sighting lasted around five to seven minutes. It was traveling from the north-northeast to south-southwest direction. The object itself was a bright orange fireball-like “sphere.” I first noticed the object as we were pulling into the driveway of our house. There was only one object and it was completely silent. Elevation of the object was hard to determine but it was VERY low. If I had to hazard a guess I would estimate it to only be several hundred feet in the air. It glided at a consistent speed neither speeding up or slowing down on its course. There was a smooth, constant, almost coasting type of quality to its speed.

I was anxious to report it to someone, but I had no idea who. I was listening to Coast to Coast tonight (12/08/12) and one of the news segment guests mentioned and how there have been a lot of these same sightings of “fireballs” last month. I jumped on the computer and visited your site and composed this report now. I'm just glad to finally have some place to report what I saw. I also checked out some previous reports and noticed another sighting here in Winter Haven describing a fireball as well.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you need more info or have any other questions, as I will more than happy to answer them.