posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 05:09 AM
It was around 3:30 this morning when I was heading east on rt. 70 in Okeechobee Fla. I was basically between the Kissimmee River bridge and the
town. To my Left and Right are cow pastures as far as you can see. There is one radio tower with the usual red light at the top, but it was still a
couple miles east of me or ahead of me.
I was driving along minding my own busy and enjoying how it was a nice clear night and a bit cooler when out of the corner of my eye to the left of
me, or the north, I saw this huge orange light. Perspective wise I would call it a dinner plate if not a bit larger. I drive this road every night
and have done so for over two years. There is no light like this in this area and if there were to be one it would be stuck in the middle of the cow
So for a good minute and a half between going wtf is that to myself and thinking I should pull over I watch it as much as possible while watching the
road too. The more I watched the more I got goosebumps. I was also a bit nervous about pulling over for some reason.
I did pull over because I wanted a picture of it even though all I had was my crummy iPhone. Figured Id try anyway. While fumbling with it I notice
that whatever it was, began to slowly start turning to the east. I also noticed it seemed to have a small after burner effect in the rear. It seemed
to be moving to slow to be a rocket, it was silent, the curve was very gentle, and it didn't seem to be leaving behind any kind of contrail. Way to
slow for a shooting star.
I tried to take pictures, but I couldn't get the flash to turn off in my excitement. So all I got was gray photos. I was torn between keeping my
eye on it and taking the pictures trying to get the flash off that I gave up on that. By this time it had almost a direct east heading. The moon was
very low on the horizon, basically had just begun to rise. It disappeared for a moment, but then reappeared, seemed to use the afterburning effect
again then disappeared for good. All in all this lasted for a good 5-6 minutes.
I have no idea what the craft or whatever it was actually looked like. It pretty much just remained a very large orange ball of light. Except for when
the afterburning effect was occurring. It wasn't enough to illuminate the craft itself though. While I don't think it was alien by any means, It is
still a ufo too me. I also called the police to ask if anyone else had reported the light, no one else had as of yet, but I called them maybe 10
minutes after the occurrence.
I don't know how far it had come from the north by the time I saw it, and it is so dark out there, judging distance is tough. It did seem to maintain
a level flight. It never climbed.
I haven't looked up the ISS yet to see if it was possibly it, came here first to post this. While I have seen the ISS fly over and appear to be
very low, I have never known it to bank like that or use a afterburner.
So, if you have any friends in central Florida that mentions something about this, or know of anything else that may have been going on, Id love to