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Mysterious 'Ball Of Fire' Seen In Fla. Skies

POSTED: 7:23 am EDT September 21, 2005
UPDATED: 1:26 pm EDT September 21, 2005

Dozens of people from Jacksonville to Ft. Pierce flooded the U.S. Coast Guard late Tuesday with calls about a mysterious ball of fire seen flying in the sky, according to a Local 6 News report.

Callers flooded the newsroom of Local 6 News partner Florida Today after they saw the object over the Space Coast Tuesday night.

"Starting at about 7:30 last night, we started receiving calls here in the newsroom," Florida Today online news editor Dave Larimer said. "In fact, the Coast Guard station in Port Canaveral got more than two dozen reports of people seeing a bright light in the sky over the ocean."


From Fort Pierce to about five miles south of Jacksonville, reports came in to Coast Guard offices starting about 7:30 p.m., said Dan Yates, a Coast Guard petty officer in Port Canaveral.

Yates said one caller who was walking his dog near the Sebastian Inlet described the object as "huge, like a giant fireball."

Yates said callers to the Coast Guard station thought a boater might have been in trouble. "A lot of people thought it might have been a flare that might have gone up," Yates said of other callers.

"One person thought this fire ball went into the ocean," Larimer said. "The Coast Guard said it probably didn't and it was just his perspective. We know it was not a rocket launch and we know the Air Force was not doing anything."

Experts said it could be a piece of space junk or a large meteor burning up in the atmosphere.

The Coast Guard base near Jacksonville also received calls.

Babs Angel, a public affairs spokeswoman for Patrick Air Force Base, said no local military activity was taking place Tuesday night.
 

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Sounds like it might be a new Shag Harbor or Roswell... Could be a Metor but wouldn't have somone seen a impact, some kinda big wave or bang?
 

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Don't know if it's connected, but last summer there were several reports of mysterious "explosions" heard in an area around Orlando, over the course of several days. Only the sounds were heard, there were no explosions seen. :ninja:
 

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Could be from all this heat we've been having, even the air is beginning to Spontaneously Combust. :rolleyes:
 

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about 10 years ago in the middle of winter I seen a small meteor come in and explode over a cow field. like a shooting star with a HUGE BANG! For a brief second it was almost daylight, it lit up the whole sky like lightning then split into 2 seperate greenish yellow streamers. Pfft it was gone maybe 1200 ft from the ground.It must of had a high copper content.? It was so loud that I almost had to change my underwear. :eek:
 
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