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Occurred : 4/18/2017 00:45 (Entered as : 04/18/2017 0:45)
Reported: 7/19/2017 10:49:28 AM 10:49
Posted: 7/23/2017
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:30-45 minutes
Extremely bright white, stationary light, no details of object observable other than the bright light. Near Bill Currie Ford dealership

I exited my house at 12:45 am to pick my daughter in law up from the airport (she was supposed to arrive at 1 am). I took a quick look around, thinking "at this hour, maybe I'll see something." I immediately noticed a bright white light to the north of my house. At first, I thought it was a helicopter, as it was over a main road (Dale Mabry) in our area but there were no other lights - just an extremely bright, stationary white light. From the position, it looked like it was about a half mile from my house, just north of Hillsborough/Dale Mabry. It was completely silent. If it had been a helicopter, I would have heard it, as this area is subject to frequent auto accidents.

I was in a rush to get to the airport, but kept an eye on the object in my rear view mirror as I was heading south to the airport. TIA has a cell phone waiting lot, so while I was waiting there, I kept looking but couldn't see it from where I was.

Once we were on our way back to the house, we had a brief glimpse of it through some trees but by the time we got back to where we would have been able to see it clearly, it was gone.