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Occurred : 12/31/2017 20:30 (Entered as : 12/31/17 20:30)
Reported: 1/3/2018 2:21:18 PM 14:21
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Davenport, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Orangey-yellow light that flew higher up to the sky, dimmed out then disappeared, then appeared again in the same position.

Around 8:30 pm my cousin and I went outside of our house to wait for a friend that was supposed to be pulling up. My cousin was holding onto a balloon filled with helium and she ended up letting go, so we both looked to the sky to watch it float away. While we were looking to the sky, west of where we were standing, we both saw a very bright orangey-yellow light flying upwards from behind a couple of trees. It wasn't very close, it seemed to be a few neighborhoods over, and we were just watching it fly up. An airplane was flying at the time and I am very familiar with airplane lights, so when my cousin assumed it was an airplane, I assured her that it was not. It was extremely bright and sort of round, so it could not have been an airplane. I only saw one, and in order to rationalize it, I thought that it could have been a paper lantern someone had lit and released into the air, that's how bright it was. However, it started getting higher in the sky and closer! to where my cousin and I were standing. If it was a paper lantern, in a couple of minutes it should have caught fire and burned up. The light started dimming and that's what I assumed it was doing under the paper-lantern theory, and then it disappeared. We were still out there waiting for the friend, and after the 3 minutes it spent in the sky, I noticed it started glowing again after disappearing. It regenerated in the same position in the sky that it disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))