Go Back Report # 1337



Florida bright orange light

     WEEKI-WACHEE — Seven witnesses were on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico on July 3, 2005, when they saw a bright orange light just above the water at 2:48 AM.

     The witness says the object "tilted, stayed there for about a minute, and then slowly went horizontal. It looked like it was spinning, and was almost alive with color.

     "It was on the starboard side when seven of us saw the object as it appeared in an instant in the dark night sky. The light was a very bright beautiful orange that was not an oil rig, space shuttle, aircraft, or vessel, since we know what they look like out there at night.

     "I reached for my camera, but the battery was dead, even though it was brand new. They had been in the camera for a couple of hours, and the camera worked fine until we saw the light.

     "Even the lights on the boat dimmed before the object blinked out. I'm still beside myself about this sighting, and have felt different. I just want to know what this was." Thanks to MUFON Case Management System.


Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #451, November 2005, p. 17, Filer’s Files.




North America – United States, Florida, Hernando

Weeki-Wachee     Latitude 28-30-56 N, Longitude 082-34-22 W (D-M-S)

Gulf of Mexico       Latitude 29-11-13 N, Longitude 089-56-12 W [county – Lafourche, LA]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399

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