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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/11/2009 14:04 (Entered as : 05/11/2009 14:04)
Reported: 5/11/2009 1:15:01 PM 13:15
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 45 seconds
Strange object right after Shuttle launch

Monday approx 2:04 pm I was watching the space shuttle launch with the aid of a telescope. It looked like a normal launch like the many Iíve watched before except on this occasion I noticed a irregular object in the same vicinity of the shuttle just as the shuttle went out of view. To the naked eye it looked cigarette shaped and was moving rapidly to from West to East. As I focused on the object it appeared to be cylinder shaped and was moving horizontally. I did notice what appeared to be fins towards the aft of the object but it was not identifiable to any aircraft I have seen before. I short it looked like a missile (no wings mid ship) flying horizontally at a very fast rate of speed. I've watched airliners before thru a telescope and compare the rate of speed to be far faster than a commercial aircraft. There was no vapor trail or any sign of exhaust. I'm not saying this was extraterrestrial but I have a good knowledge of aircraft military and commercial and have never seen anything like this before flying in the manner (horizontally) it was. I hope someone else in South Florida witnessed the same thing. My location is Port St.Lucie Florida roughly 12 nautical mile inland of the beach and I was looking ENE about 45deg of the horizon

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he sounded sincere to us. He has aviation background. PD))