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Occurred : 9/12/2013 00:26 (Entered as : 09/12/13 0:26)
Reported: 9/11/2013 10:04:45 PM 22:04
Posted: 9/30/2013
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Cross
Duration:3 seconds
A cross shaped glowing figure fell at a rapid speed from the sky shortly after midnight.

A cross shaped object, bright white in color, fell directly down from the sky at a rapid rate. This was in the vicinity of Tampa International Airport, but was definitely not a plane. We live due south of the airport and this figure was moving at a much greater speed than any plane I have ever seen and was fully lit, not point lights at various locations like a plane.

When it was within a couple hundred feet above ground level, it just disappeared.

I waited for a crash, but heard nothing. The cross-like figure had both axes of equal length. There was a curved structure connecting the lower leading vertical axis to the lateral axis. We have lived at this house for seven years and see air traffic all the time. I am a licensed architect who studied engineering and I have never seen anything of this nature. The weather was partly cloudy with a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. There was a large, nearly perfectly round cloud where the object began wi! th winds heading East at 3mph at the time of the event.