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Occurred : 4/12/2019 23:00 (Entered as : 04/12/2019 23:00)
Reported: 4/12/2019 8:30:46 PM 20:30
Posted: 4/18/2019
Location: Tampa, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Observed a very fast moving light, flying level, 15 degrees above the horizon. Craft was traveling in the WSW sky from Tampa approx. 240 degrees, going west until dropped from visible sight due to distance.

Estimate of distance offshore from Tampa – if it was in the atmosphere 30-40 miles out and 40,000 feet high – would have needed to be traveling multiple mach, example hyper-sonic, Mach 5-6 is guess. If it was exo-atmosphere, it would have needed to be significantly faster, as it crossed the sky at a 45 degree angle, going away from us, going from very visible to distant, to out of sight in 4-5 seconds.

I am open to being contacted if investigation is made.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke with the witness, and he sounded to us to be very serious, and sober-minded. We suspect that he is an excellent witness. PD))

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

Hello Peter

See below original summary, but I thought about something today that is interesting

Last night, the reason we saw this object in the first place, is because we were focused on an area of the sky, that had a flickering light, I had just told my wife, that is a satellite, not a star, because of the evident flicker, those are the solar panels…. We were using an app on my android phone called “Skyview” – this app shows all object in the sky including satellites, spent rockets etc…

The flickering light was stationary and Bright. The Phone app did not recognize it, I tried to load update to the app, to see if it would then identify.

Then, we saw the fast moving object, directly from same general location. I stopped thinking about the flickering object, and am not certain if it remained… I believe it did. So I do not think the fast object was the original Flickering object… but small chance it was the same. I am just not certain now, as I did not connect the 2 objects last night… only today did I think about the location and the possibility that they were in some way connected.

Also, you said last night that there was a similar report from Arkansas, and also something reported West of Spokane. I used Google Earth, and made a Pin Drop out West of Tampa over the Gulf. Another West of Spokane, and noted that the line traverses directly over Arkansas. (See attached)

Let me know if you have any questions

Also – What were the times the Arkansas and Spokane reported? I believe mine was very close to 2300 EST

((END ADDENDUM))