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Occurred : 12/31/2013 23:00 (Entered as : 12/31/13 23:00)
Reported: 1/1/2014 8:39:04 AM 08:39
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 minutes
Glowing purple sphere remained stationary and then moved up and down until disappeared below tree line

Viewed from a condo balcony in town n country that overlooks Tampa from the NE edge of Tampa Bay. 5-10 miles off in the distance to the ESE was a glowing purple sphere that appeared to stay stationary hovering in the sky and then go up and down until it lowered below the tree line. It re-emerged later after midnight doing the same thing for another 10 minutes. It was somewhere between the TIA airport and Ybor City. Fireworks were going off around it for New Year's Eve but it did not seem impacted by them and it was unclear how close it was to the fireworks due to the distance. 5 people on my balcony witnessed it as did several people on a neighbor's balcony.