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Occurred : 8/7/2013 20:00 (Entered as : 8/7/2013 20:00)
Reported: 8/8/2013 6:32:34 AM 06:32
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
Orange glowing orb releasing blue smoke in all directions .

To start out I live near the west palm beach airport. Airplanes fly over our street probably 50 times a day and are generally pretty low to the ground before the gain altitude. Last evening I sat outside with my husband and neighbor while the sun was almost all the way set. There was no particularly beautiful or colorful sunset. In fact the clouds looked more of a muddy grey. A plane took off and was probably right above the inlet when we noticed a bright orange, spherical orb glowing probably 20 ft. From the aircraft. At first glance we thought it was another plane, but logic kicked in and I quickly realized that there was no way two planes could fly so close to each other especially at such a low elevation. We watched for a few seconds longer and the orb seemed to keep pace with the plane. Then suddenly it begin to expand and the color turned it to a bright white blue color, and smoke spewed from all directions. At this point the plane had gai! ned elevation and began to Veer off north over the Atlantic. The small ord continued on its path at a low elevation until it disaperaed from our view. Another odd thing is it left a NEON blue colored cloud hanging in the darkened Sky. We watched in amazement until it evaporated completely and snap a few photos of the cloud it left behind.

As soon as I went inside I hopped online a search for simular discriptions and the closest explanation I could find was "Ball Lightning" almost everything matches up except for the fact that there was no stormy weather and it did not fall out of the sky. And it also leaves me questioning the mysterious glowing blue cloud it left behind.