UFO Sighting over Sarasota, FL

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81669
Date of the Sighting 2017-01-04 09:41
Date Submitted 2017-01-22 11:03 (Reported 18 Days Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Took pictures of jet contrails forming x. after viewing i found ufo near contrail
Tags photo ufo

Sighting Location

City Sarasota
Region Florida
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 34231
Latitude 27.24862
Longitude -82.51341
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (no cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 01:00:00
Object Features Dome
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Saturn-like

Sighting Specifics

Weather Details

Max Temp 77°F / 25°C
Mean Temp 68°F / 20°C
Min Temp 57°F / 14°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers
Min Visibility – Miles / – Kilometers
Conditions Foggy

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 4210 other sightings in Florida
• There have been 59 other sightings in Sarasota
• There have been 2 other sightings in the postal code 34231
• There have been 184 other sightings near Sarasota
• There were no other sightings in or near Sarasota on 2017-01-04

Sighting Details

My wife and i were having coffee outside on our patio. it was 9:40 on Jan 4. it was 65. degrees. skies were crystal blue except for jet contrails. i saw a perfect x formed in the sky by two jet contrails and wanted to get a picture. there were also birds flying over our pool. using my iPhone 6, i snapped a few pictures of the sky. a few hours later i went to look at the photos. to my amazement, there appeared to be more than just a bird and contrails in the sky. i showed my wife the pictures and zoomed in to see the object. she was also amazed. 4 other people have seen the picture now and they have said looks like a ufo. we did not see this object when i took the pictures. only later when zooming in. i would not have pursued this today except that the detail and coloring of the UFO was so clear i wanted to share it with someone in this business. the reference with both the contrails and bird show this object was there.

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