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Sighting Reports 2008

Four See Huge Object Hovering Above Freeway On Way to Airport

Sketch of Object Provided By Witness.
Sketch of Object Provided By Witness.

Date of Sighting: January 31, 2008
Time of Sighting: 6:05 AM EST
Date Sighting Reported: April 12, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 10 to 15 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Veterans Turnpike - Tampa, Florida
Latitude: 28.18 Degrees North
Longitude: 82.5 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Four
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles. Winds Were Calm.
Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST

Description: On the morning of January 31, 2008 I was taking 3 women to the Tampa airport, traveling south on the Veterans Turnpike. Traffic was getting heavy at 6:05 AM, but I noticed lights and an extremely large object hovering high in the atmosphere. I say large as in commercial airplanes circling Tampa Airport were mute against the structure. As I was unable to pull off I asked the 3 ladies if they could see anything. The sun was beginning to rise and we all concurred that comparing to the size of the jets the object was a rectangular 'box' had to be at least a mile long (or longer) and best description would be 1L X 1/4W X 1/4H. On either end was a slightly larger 'box' with lights out the bottom. (This is what drew my attention to it to begin with .) If the jets were circling at 30,000 ft, the object would have been at 60K, but it was huge! In addition to this, another 'duplicate' object was visible much further south over the Bradenton area ( my guess). We watched these objects as we were traveling for almost 10 - 15 minutes. We saw it until we took the airport exit south of the Clearwater Causeway Rt 60. Once we made the loop, both objects were gone. I have had numerous visual encounters with UFOs in my lifetime and have never been as 'un-nerved' as by what I saw on January 31. The technology to 'suspend' a structure the size we witnessed does not exist that I am aware of except in the minds of the Sci-Fi special effects.

Comments: The witness has described a very unusual aerial structure present in a highly populated area near a major airport. The sketch provided by the witness certainly depicts a most unusual object. The witness seems quite sincere and is clearly alarmed about this sighting. Certainly large unknown aerial objects in the vicinity of a major airport constitute an airline safety problem.