Location of Sighting: Loxahatchee, Florida
Date of Sighting: October 24, 2017
Time of Sighting: 6:25 PM EDT
Description: I swear on my only son’s life that I saw the strangest thing in the sky just about 2 minutes ago, I was so struck in awe I couldn’t even look away to take a picture of the cloud. This is no BS. The airport is close to where I live and I can see all the other air traffic as clear as day, and it’s still bright to stand and watch it!
I live in the West Palm Beach area in Loxahatchee 1/2 mile from Lion Country Safari. The sighting occurred about 6:25 PM EDT. The description is above of what I posted to Facebook. It looked like the size of a dime if you held it at arm’s length away, but it was almost like looking at the brightest star in the night’s sky times 100. It was a yellowish light as well. It remained stationary with no visible movement for over a minute. Then it crept into a cloud straight up. It never returned out of the cloud and no planes are even using their lights yet. I don’t want to label it the old cliche U.F.O, but I couldn’t identify it. That is what made me jump.
Additional Comments Provided by Witness: I looked at different accounts in Florida in the past 5 months and the one that struck me was Jacksonville Beach, Florida on 9/27/17 at 8:40 PM (EDT). His description was most similar to mine, at an earlier time than all the other Florida sightings. He seemed knowledgeable as well as I am. What was unbelievable was that my sighting was 2 hours earlier almost 2 months later. I have never been stricken before with something I couldn’t explain, and it was as if I was conscious and couldn’t figure out the simplest thing as how to hit one button to snap a picture on my phone, I was trying and I couldn’t. I am on my phone all the time, and never have I missed an opportunity for a great shot, I just couldn’t look away! I was trying to see if it was getting closer or not, but it just didn’t seem to move and then slowly vertically disappeared into a cloud and that was it. I kept looking for about 2 more hours and I saw nothing, I saw every plane fly by as clear as the moon on a clear sky evening. This amber like orb just came and gone in about 2 minutes and the only movement was it’s dissipation into a cloud above it.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
I think the explanation is right in front of them. More than likely one aircraft had it’s anti-collision lights on (They can be VERY bright!) & the aircraft was moving directly at the observers, which accounted for the “stationary” position, but finally, the aircraft ascended into the clouds. I’m right under a UPS landing flight path & see similar things every night that I’m out.