Skip to comments.Mysterious 'Ball Of Fire' Seen In Fla. Skies (Karl Rove's Ball ?)
Posted on 09/21/2005 10:34:46 AM PDT by woofie
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.
Must a been the center fuel tank on a UFO.
I had a neighbor once who called the Fire Department because the woods behind her house were on fire.
It was the sun going down.
Louis Farrakhan re-entry?
Ray Nagin's political career?
Its the mother ship the guy was talking about on Hannity the other night.
Ummm....well...that was my fault. The steering system for hurricanes occasionally emits bursts of energy that look like balls of fire. We in the industry call it the Jerry Lee effect. It's harmless.
It could be Cindy Sheehan
Anyone else see something while staring at the sun?
I hate you for being clever quicker than me.
It's "The Bush" meisters fault.
Two things I should really give up, Burritos, and Smoking...
I saw one of these about two weeks ago in Northern VA, roughly 10:40PM.
It was green, and moved west to east across the sky.
My mind registerd "helicopter" at first, but it would have been going about 750 MPH.
Didn't know who to call, so I let it go.
Interesting that it was seen from Ft Pierce to 5 miles below Jacksonville (that's a distance of approx 220 miles). That must have been one h3ll of a fireball.
Jerry Lee Lewis :-]
This might explain it:
Jacksonville is on the east coast of Florida. The sun sets in the west, so I doubt it very much.