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Occurred : 4/18/2015 01:30 (Entered as : 04/18/15 1:30 pm)
Reported: 5/17/2015 9:33:07 PM 21:33
Posted: 5/22/2015
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Shape: Changing
Duration:10 minutes
Military laser show looks like UFO

as I was crossing the causeway from Tampa to clearwater FL. I saw what appeared to be a "Door" clearly on a cloud about 2.5K feet, 2.5 miles out. It was stunning and clear, almost to clear and oddly familiar design.. Several other people passing me saw it as well. I pulled to the side and watched it.. It was to the eye about fairly large, but very, very slowly disappearing from the bottom up on a puffy cumulus cloud. After 10 min it became a small line and totally disappeared..

I live on Tampa Bay on the Clearwater side. As I looked across the Bay at Tampa, fog had set in, but raising. The fog became redish in a non analog manner. That is, in a step or degree that has to be "man made", not natural. then a orange color. I could see the sun and it was not its reflection.

Being a engineer, having 40 years TV and Radio professionally behind me, I recognized it as some type of projection from some source. I then saw a beam of light about 1 mile south of it refracting on the fog going south... That was the dead giveaway... At the south end of Tampa Bay by the Gulf of Mexico lays MacDill Air Force Base! What I was looking at was a laser projection, AKA Laser Show, of a digital picture or video projected on a cloud. The key is having something to project off of.. Clear air doesn't work.. That night I heard you say a UFO over the Bay was seen in Safe Harbor at the Same time. That is 1 mile to the north..

I said I recognized it.. It was the door on the intro to the old Twilit Zone, I looked for Rod Sterling in the passenger seat.