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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/2003 07:45 (Entered as : 07/25/03 07:45)
Reported: 7/25/2003 5:26:49 AM 05:26
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Shape: Disk
Duration: 7 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright UFO seen for 7 minutes crossing airline flight paths.

My wife and I were taking our daily morning walk today when at 7:45a.m. I saw a bright white object high in the sky....We both stopped to watch and discuss what this could be...The object was moving so slowly that I thought it might be a planet or star and that the clouds were what was moving ....but we continued to watch as this object did indeed lob along in a controlled but lumbering flight...the object continued to move in a straight line to the North East and crossed high above the normal flight paths of some incoming airliners....We were lucky enough to see the object fly over a large incoming jet allowing us to judge height...which was at least 10 thousand feet above the airliner which was more than likely flying into TAMPA Intl. and at about 15 to 20 thousand feet. The object did not seem to be interested in the planes but did stop a short distance from the flight paths and remained stationary for a mintute....then staying in the same stopped position began to get smaller and smaller and smaller until it vanished.

((NUFORC Note: We at first suspected a possible overflight of the ISS, but it was not visible from Florida on this date. We do not know what the witnesses observed. PD))