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Occurred : 2/11/2017 19:38 (Entered as : 02/11/17 19:38)
Reported: 2/12/2017 5:55:58 AM 05:55
Posted: 2/17/2017
Location: Sarasota, FL
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 minutes
bright orange flare like objects moving very slowly in night sky

Witnessed six to eight very bright orange circular objects in a semi straight line over Sarasota Florida at around 7:38 pm on 2/11/2017. A few seemed to fade out and back in while others stayed very bright (could be from clouds but it seemed crystal clear out). About 2 hours later that evening I could smell what seemed to be gum powder or the smell right after fireworks and the area had a heavy haze near the ground. This event happened within a few mile of the coast line so not sure if maybe the Coast Guard accidentally dropped some flares or not....they have not said anything that I have heard at this time. Note: this happened within a mile of SRQ airport.