|Occurred : 1/2/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 01/02.14 22:00)
Reported: 1/8/2014 10:42:48 PM 22:42
Location: Cape Coral, FL
|Orange light hovering and then moving horizontal in Cape Coral, Florida
Between the hours of 21:00 and 23:00, I observed a bright orange light in the shape of a sphere hover and then move horizontally to the south before fading out.
I was on my route at the southwestern end of Cape Coral Parkway when I noticed the object. It was lower than the normal air traffic that typically passes the same area. At first I thought it was a Chinese lantern. I stopped my vehicle and watched the orange ball slowly float upwards. The night was fairly clear and the object seemed to be below the clouds present.
After about a minute of slow upwards movement the object began to move horizontally to the south. My view was looking west northwest and tracked the object to the west southwest before the light faded.
I was not able to estimate the speed but it not seem to be faster than the aircraft I typically observe.
I also observed the same object the following night at a different location.
On the night of January 4, 2014 I noticed the same orange globe over Pelican Baseball Field. It was around 22:30 and slightly raining. I was again facing west observing the object. It appeared to be at the western end of the field possibly over the neighborhood west of the field. Height was undeterminable due to the rainy, overcast condition of the night sky. The only reference on height was that it was higher than the field lights.
After a short time, about 30 seconds to a minute, the orange light made a few erratic movements and then began to head in my direction. It slowly moved directly at me maintaining its altitude or possibly gaining. I lost sight of the object as it flew over my vehicle. I was not able to find it once I started my car and began to head north on Pelican.