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Occurred : 7/6/2014 16:00 (Entered as : 07/06/2014 16:00)
Reported: 10/27/2016 6:12:57 PM 18:12
Posted: 11/4/2016
Location: Oviedo, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 seconds
A spherical object, approximately 60' in diameter, moving with jet-like speed and precision.

July 6th around 4pm, I was in the backyard manning the bbq. During this time of day in Central Florida, the cumulus clouds build and bloom up into the sky.

So as I flipped burgers I also kept an eye to the sky to watch the building cloud activity. I noticed a group of black crows flying about as high as I have ever seen them fly, so I was just watching the black crows riding the updrafts I caught sight of what I thought was a dark jet aircraft flying horizontally above the cloud tops. However, the jet was not what I expected. Once I started to get a good look at it I became confused. It was a perfect sphere shape. A metallic sheen like polished LEAD. I could not see any wings, just a round sphere object moving like a jet aircraft, straight on a path, then it slowed to nearly a full stop and took an unexpected turn downward tracing the outline of the cloud as it descended thousands of feet.

I was wearing my polarized prescription sun glasses, and again I could not see any indications of wings. There was no noise at all, not a whisper and I was well within distance to hear a prop engine or jet. When this craft took the downward turn it was diving at a faster speed, then it actually slowed down at the bottom of its dive and took a reverse angle turn into the cloud. A human pilot would have blacked out from that maneuver. Approximate time of viewing the flight path was about 10 to 15 sec. I kept staring at the cloud for the eventual exit with the assumed normal flightpath of a normal aircraft, but it never made an exit from the cloud. I gave up seeing it again and I took the hotdogs off the grill and promptly went into the house to tell the family what I saw and after lunch drew up a photo illustration. I used a photo taken from the same spot of a cloud very similar to the one with this craft. It was a good reference because it had a jet airliner in the scene and I could relate all drawing elements to that.

Lately, I used my skills as an animator to re-enact the scene as an animation. The animation is very, very accurate to what I saw that day. The animation plays several times allowing you to see it again and again.

Note: I was a Security Police in the USAF and I am very familiar with all types of military aircraft. This craft was not anything familiar. Also Cape Canaveral is perhaps 35 miles away from this object's position.