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Occurred : 6/26/2016 01:00 (Entered as : 06/26/16 1:00)
Reported: 6/26/2016 10:17:39 AM 10:17
Posted: 7/8/2016
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:5-7 minutes
Bright red/pink lights hovering over Tampa; appearing ascending high up and disappearing only to repeat pattern 3-4 times

In our apartment complex, going to walk the dog for the last time before bed. Looking south, over what would be the Wal-Mart area near Gunn Highway, we thought what a very bright red star. Amazing to see such a close bright vibrant red star, and somewhat next to it was a red star nearly as bright and also seemingly closer to the Earth too. Then the brighter of the two just started rising high up into the sky. Once it got extremely high it would seem like just another hard to see star. It would flash a time or two and then disappear. Then the other star next to it moved off to left of it in a westerly direction, and slowly started to move high up into the sky just as the first one did, and then it did the same thing. It just blinked out. As soon as it did, another very bright red star popped into existence low into the sky and just sat there, still, not moving. After about 5-10 seconds, it repeated what it had done before, just as it would be ready to blink out from being seen (it would reach a high level in the sky and then stop; and then vanish from being seen), there would appear a super vibrant red light down low in the sky and this pattern repeated again and again for 3-4 cycles. We stopped to watch this in complete awe, and then after watching it for 5 minutes, it all just stopped. About 3 minutes later, 2 very bright red lights/sphere just appeared high in the sky, but relatively low (like when the GoodYear Blimp is very high up, but comparatively low in relation to clouds/stars). We had a great look at the brilliance of these two relatively close red lights, but then honestly we became a little nervous. It was just me, the wife, and the dog. I am a lawyer. These stories about visits and encounters always seem to end poorly for humans, and it was uncharacteristically quiet for our apartment complex in terms of there being little people traffic/movement at 1am on a Saturday night.