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Florida witness wants details on 'rocket-like' object

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A Charlotte County, FL, witness is wondering what the "rocket-like" object was that moved over his home about 9:55 p.m. on March 14, 2014, according to testimony in Case 54707 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside in a front yard walking a dog when the object was first noticed. The case was reported to MUFON on March 15, 2014, and is currently under investigation by Florida MUFON.

"I noticed it because it looked like a rocket ship with a big flame going straight up," the witness stated. "It looked like it was miles away. It seemed like it was ascending faster than our rockets, but I didn't think anything more until the big fire ball went out."

Then the object appeared to stop gaining altitude.

"It stopped ascending about a mile or two up. Then it started flying north towards me very fast. In seconds it covered hundreds of miles flying over my house."

The object moved overhead.

"When it was above me, it was a round object, glowing a dark orange color. I was waiting for the sound to catch up to it and was expecting a loud boom, but it never made a sound. I was confused and tried to make sense of it, but I've never seen anything or heard of anything move that fast. I'm still scratching my head in amazement."

Any additional witnesses to the event should file a report with Florida MUFON at mufon.com. No images or videos were included with the MUFON report. Charlotte County is in southwestern Florida, population 159,978. Florida has a current UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. Florida had 39 UFO reports in February 2014 - the 2nd highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.

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You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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