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Posted: 9/21/2005 6:23:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:25:16 PM EDT by TIMMAH]
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.


http://www.local6.com/news/5000311/detail.html

If i understand correctly, near the kennedy space center, hrmm



Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:24:37 PM EDT
Ball lighting. St. Elmo's fire.

TC

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:25:50 PM EDT
Either that, or the ghost of Jerry Lee Lewis.

TC

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:26:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thunderchild:
Either that, or the ghost of Jerry Lee Lewis.

TC




Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:26:38 PM EDT
... It was a North Korean ICBM
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:26:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:27:36 PM EDT by gmtmaster]
Bush is firing up the hurricane machine! No.. wait.. He was working on that planet eating cloud of dust machine last I heard..
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:27:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Bush is firing up the hurricane machine!



i knew that was coming
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:27:38 PM EDT
HMmmmmm....
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:28:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Bush is firing up the hurricane machine! No.. wait.. He was working on that planet eating cloud of dust machine last I heard..



.... Now THAT is funny!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:29:07 PM EDT
Swamp gas.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:29:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:34:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:47:57 PM EDT by zeekh]

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Swamp gas.



My wife would say that swamp gas is sitting front of the computer right now
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:34:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
dupe.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=392065




bah, my thread isn't crazy



Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:44:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Bush is firing up the hurricane machine! No.. wait.. He was working on that planet eating cloud of dust machine last I heard..



.... Now THAT is funny!!!!



+1
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:51:08 PM EDT
Old timers would call it a bad omen.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:02:12 PM EDT
Lights in the sky...............................................................................


Did you see the lights?



Invasion, new show on ABC.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:14:37 PM EDT


Resistence is futile

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:19:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Swamp gas.



Indeed!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:21:02 PM EDT
Farrakhans' "wheel in the sky " perhaps?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:30:07 PM EDT
I thought St. Elmo's Fire was a bunch of college punks sitting around some dive bar chain-smoking??
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:32:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XM-15:
Lights in the sky...............................................................................


Did you see the lights?



Invasion, new show on ABC.



+1 especially seeing that another Hurrican just passed through!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:46:30 PM EDT
<steve perry>OOOO the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'
dont know where I'll be tomorrow... <steve perry>
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:06:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:
<steve perry>OOOO the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'
dont know where I'll be tomorrow... <steve perry>




80's flashback (where's my parachute pants).......that was a funny but cruel post there Echo6.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:13:44 PM EDT
Probably a meteor entering or bouncing off the atmosphere. I saw a pretty good one back in the early 90's. Turns out it was a 1/2 mile wide chunk of rock that bounced off the atmosphere. It would have caused some major damage if it had come down.
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