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Occurred : 4/6/2016 15:30 (Entered as : 04/06/16 15:30)
Reported: 4/11/2016 8:05:55 PM 20:05
Posted: 4/15/2016
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Oval
Duration:10 seconds
Daytime bright white light with 'heat wave' aura around it, flutters near Tampa airport.

After landing at Tampa International Airport, and while riding a shuttle bus to a car rental agency nearby, I observed what I first thought was a helicopter because of its slow speed and maneuvering, reflecting light from the sun. As I continued to observe I saw that the object was round, very bright, and with a 'shimmering' aura around it. It was about 1500 feet in the air and near the airport. It traveled in an 'up and down' pattern. While watching it the object just disappeared, only to reappear again in the same spot. It was a very bright white light, oval or round, with a 'heat wave' around it. It then disappeared again and did not return. I would estimate that the object was a mile away from my location.