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Sighting Reports 2008

2 See Airborne Metallic Object Drifting Slowly Towards The West

Date of Sighting: October 17, 2008
Time of Sighting: 5:50 PM EDT
Date Sighting Reported: October 18, 2008
Duration of Sighting: About 90 Seconds
Location of Sighting: Melbourne Beach, Florida (E. Coast About 20 MI S. of Cape Canaveral)
Latitude: 28.07 Degrees North
Longitude: 80.56 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Witness Stated That Skies Were Clear.

Description: We had just just finished walking our dog on the beach. I was waiting for my husband and looking up at the sky and saw a glint of metal that in that instant thought it was a star. It was a bright day with no clouds and as I watched it I pointed it out to my husband. My second thought was that it was a skydiver, but knew it was too high for that. It was at about 80 degrees off the horizon almost straight up. It appeared to be coming down and drifting west. I always have my Sony camera, but when I zoomed in I couldn't catch it in the lens. We watched it until it went behind or west of a huge 3 story home. I thought I had it on the camera, but didn't. As it seemed to drift west I ran up the path and towards the highway A1A in South Melbourne Beach, Florida. My husband said it looked like it was drifting slowly and surmised it was lightweight, but far heavier than a balloon. It must've been metal because my first site of it seemed to be that a star had just popped out of the sky so that must have been the sun's reflection on it. It was not a skydiver, but was about 1/2 that size. It never got low enough to really see it in detail, but it drifted west. I wondered if anyone else saw it yesterday coming from the ocean and heading west to the Indian River Lagoon.

Comments: This is the fifth report that I have received from the Georgia/Florida area in the past 2 days. This sighting was not a weather balloon nor a celestial object. The sighting could have possibly been another type of balloon, but that is speculation.