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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/2/2005 02:48 (Entered as : 07/02/2005 0:00)
Reported: 7/18/2005 7:45:51 PM 19:45
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Offshore/West Coast, FL
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 3 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
this was seen by 6 other person"s aboard a fishing charter boat,and maybe one of the deck hands,most of the other fisherman were in the bunks resting or getting some thing to eat,this was on a 48 hr fishing trip off the west coast of florida ,we were about 250 miles out in the gulf in some prime fishing areas off the north west side near a missle range were the navy/air force test there toys out,the time was exactly 2:48 am not 1:00 am ,when one of the guys up on the starboard side saw something that looked like a very dull pulsating orange tube shape object that was just above the water about 1 or 2 away from the vessal and on a tilt,then as they others saw it it became very bright,and you could see it spinning from left to right almost like it was in two pieces,the colour was awesome,it looked neon,alive. then it moved from a tilt position to horizontal position,it looked so bright against the black sky,if you have ever been on the ocean at night with no land marks in sight you know what i mean,this was no oil rig,flare,or other vessal,or blimp,i have seen they before,this was not one of them,we wacth this four about three,maybe three and a half min"s before i reached behind me to get my camara out of my gear box,then took a picture but the camara just would not come on,then the lights on the boat just went dim and the object became really bright and flashed out,gone,not a thing in the night sky but the north star. when the event was over we talked about what we saw, and all saw the same thing,even the deak hand said(well i think i saw one this time,they do exsist,never seen one in 10 years of fishing on over night trips ,heard storys about the waters up here at night,but not like the one i can tell now) this was my first time that i could really say myself i saw a u.f.o, there were time were i live furter down south i may have seen one, but never this near before,just thinking about it give"s me this feeling that what ever it was it knew what i was thinking when i went to get my camara,we then just sat there in our spots on the boat the rest of the night,not saying a word to each other,untill first light when the one"s who saw this object talk a little about in the galley. after the boat returned to st pete, everyone want on the way. ((name deleted)) weeki-wachee florida p.s that was greatest thing i have ever seen,not even a space shuttle lanch was that bright.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))