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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/14/2005 00:20 (Entered as : 07/13/2005 00:20)
Reported: 7/13/2005 10:21:44 PM 22:21
Posted: 7/15/2005
Location: Palm Harbor (Clearwater), FL
Shape: Light
Duration: 22 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
saw a light in the sky i thought was a planet, and after a few minutes it shot off and disappeared. Reappeared later, then disappeared.

This evening around midnight I was floating around on a raft in my pool, just staring into the sky. While I was stargazing afloat, I was trying to remember constellations, and looking to see if any planets were visible, which is something I haven't done for years.

At around 12:15 I noticed a ''star'' I thought was different. At first glance I thought there was a good chance it was Venus. I have no idea what planets are visible right now. I began looking at other stars, but I always came back to check on the "planet-star". Until about 12:20, after looking around the sky, I turned my head back to check on the "planet star" and no more than 2 seconds after I got it back in my sight, it shot off in a direct angle downward, and disappeared.

This immediately made me jump up, and lose my raft. After looking around in desperation to find where it had gone, and also to make sure I was just seeing things, I saw a light in a spot in the sky where I hadn't remembered seeing one. It was the exact same size and brightness, and color (white light gleaming with a slight green). When I got out of the pool to look at it, it was gone and I could not see it at all in the sky. I live in western Florida, and was facing the northwestern sky when I had this sighting.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness intended to state that the sighting occurred Thursday morning, July 14. We have amended the date above. The witness provided no contact information, so we are unable to contact him. PD))