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UFO Lights Up Florida's Skies

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 12:15:50 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 12:15:50 -0400
Subject: UFO Lights Up Florida's Skies

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee, Florida


Fri, Sep. 30, 2005

UFO Lights Up Florida's Skies

Experts believe object was meteor
The Associated Press

Miami - Experts believe a meteor was visible along a large
section of the Florida skyline Thursday night, although NASA
officials have not confirmed what the intensely bright, fast
object exactly was.

The glowing orb was spotted around 7 p.m.; some who saw it
called county and state officials to ensure that it wasn't a
crashing aircraft.

"This one could've been from a baseball- to a basketball-sized
chunk of space rock that slammed into our Earth's atmosphere at
a very high speed," Jack Horkheimer, director of the planetarium
at the Miami Museum of Science, told The Miami Herald.

National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Baxter said he
isn't sure if the object, which he believes was a meteor, was
over Atlantic Ocean waters or the Florida peninsula.

Bob Cooper, 48, of Dania Beach was in his backyard throwing a
Frisbee to his dog when the object - which he described as a
flaming ball - caught his eye.

"All of a sudden this thing shot from my right," Cooper told the
South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "And it was super fast, so you know
it was in a hurry. It turned from orange to the-center-of-the-
sun yellow then it disintegrated."

Residents from the state's Space Coast region all the way to
South Florida reported seeing the object, officials said.

A meteor is a momentary flash of light produced when a space
object penetrates Earth's atmosphere.

NASA will determine what direction the object was traveling,
officials said.

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