West Palm Beach, Florida UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 82838
Date of the Sighting 2017-03-14 23:47
Date Submitted 2017-03-26 01:20 (Reported 11 Days Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Orange oval/pod/bullet/cone shaped object ascended south, then banked sharply east as it kept ascending, disappeared thru clouds
Tags lights flash

Sighting Location

City West Palm Beach
Region Florida
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 33406
Latitude 26.64780
Longitude -80.11085
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 (no cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:01:05
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Bullet, Missile

Weather Details

Max Temp 76°F / 24°C
Mean Temp 68°F / 20°C
Min Temp 59°F / 15°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 9 Miles / 14 Kilometers
Min Visibility – Miles / – Kilometers
Conditions Foggy, Raining, Thundering

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 4288 other sightings in Florida
• There have been 45 other sightings in West Palm Beach
• There have been 2 other sightings in the postal code 33406
• There have been 294 other sightings near West Palm Beach
• There were no other sightings in or near West Palm Beach on 2017-03-14

Sighting Details

I was sitting at home in my parked car facing north, writing in my journal and listening to music before bed between 11:45 – 11:50 pm on march 14th, 2017. i saw an orange, oval shaped glowing object through the trees to my northeast (maybe 1,000 foot altitude and climbing). i figured this was probably a plane taking off from the west palm beach airport, but thought it was odd that the craft was orange. it flew past my house heading south, just underneath the roofline, temporarily out of sight. i got out of my car to see it reappear over the rooftop. just as i saw it pass over the roofline of my house (as i’m now facing east), it took a sharp turn east and kept ascending (heading away from me). i couldn’t make out a definite shape of the object, but it was ascending east. i assumed i was now looking at the back of the craft, which looked like a big jet engine glowing orange (i could barely make out the engine outline for a split second). the entire object was glowing orange the whole time, flickering slightly as it moved east away from me. i guess the object may have been wider in back and tapered slightly in front. i can’t say for sure if it had wings. the object disappeared through clouds and was still glowing orange as i lost sight of it. it looked a little more flat and wide as it disappeared through the clouds. this was a mostly clear night. the moon was just to the right of where it disappeared. i’m guessing the craft was somewhere between 100-200 feet long or wide. it was roughly 3/4 of a mile away from me and maybe 3,000 ft. altitude when i first saw it outside my car. the speed of it was pretty steady, nothing too extraordinary, and probably accelerated to a few hundred mph. it had none of the usual white, blue or red flashing lights i see on the wings of normal aircraft. it was solid orange the whole time. and it started south-southeast and banked sharply going due east (out into the atlantic), so it was headed toward the bahamas or somewhere trans-atlantic.

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