UFO Sighting over Miami, FL

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81845
Date of the Sighting 2017-01-30 07:13
Date Submitted 2017-01-31 22:55 (Reported 1 Day Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Reddish orange bright light flew up toward an airplane, hovered before it reached the plane, quickly ascended to avoid the plane, hovered again, quickly ascended out of sight
Tags sound lights flash crash

Sighting Location

City Miami
Region Florida
Coutntry United States
Latitude 25.77524
Longitude -80.16758
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (under cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:05:00
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Path with directional change,Path then hovering
Object Shape Sphere

Weather Details

Max Temp 73°F / 23°C
Mean Temp 62°F / 17°C
Min Temp 51°F / 11°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 4224 other sightings in Florida
• There have been 176 other sightings in Miami
• There have been 415 other sightings near Miami
• There were no other sightings in or near Miami on 2017-01-30

Sighting Details

I was on the 8th deck balcony of royal caribbeans enchantment of the seas at 7am in the morning of january 30, 2017. i was enjoying the scenery of biscayne bay as my cruise ship headed to the cruise port of miami, fl as was my usual custom when returning home from a cruise..At approximately 7:10 am i saw the familiar blinking lights of an airplane approaching the miami airport. i heard the usual sound of a plane . less than a minute later i noticed a very bright reddish orange orb of light ascend over a building. at first i thought it was a light fixed on top of the building but it continued to slowly ascend until it hovered directly in the path of the plane. i became frightened at that point thinking that i was about to witness a plane crash and suddenly the light ascended so fast to avoid the plane that it didnt seem real. i couldn’t believe that it moved and stopped so quickly, it hovered quite a few feet over the plane, staying there until the plane was well past that spot. it stayed there for about 30 seconds more and then disappeared so quickly. it disappeared in a flash. it made no sound. it did not leave a trail or make a break in the clouds. it was just gone. the entire incident happened within a five minute period. i stood on the balcony a few minutes more in horrified amazement wondering what i had just witnessed. i hope to find out if anyone else actually saw what i had just seen.

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