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The witnesses were westbound along Nasa Road, about 200 feet from the Wickham Road intersection in West Melbourne, FL, pictured, when the object was first seen. (Credit: Google)

Florida sphere UFO was ‘size of a traffic signal’

A retired Florida police officer and his wife reported watching a green neon light the size of a traffic signal drop down between buildings and disappear, according to testimony in Case 63887 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witnesses were driving westbound along Nasa Boulevard about 200 feet from the Wickham Road intersection in West Melbourne, FL, at 8:50 p.m. on January 29, 2015, when the incident occurred.

“We were returning home from a late dinner near the mall in West Melbourne,” the reporting witness stated. “We both saw a green neon light approximately 75 to 100 feet above Wickham Road.”

The witness described the object.

“The light was approximately the size of a traffic control signal light but more neon green in color. The light moved like it was a baseball being thrown in an arc and dropped below the buildings on the west side of Wickham Road.”

The witnesses turned right on Wickham Road, pictured, expecting to hear a crash – but the object was not seen or heard again. (Credit: Google)

The witnesses turned right on Wickham Road, pictured, expecting to hear a crash – but the object was not seen or heard again. (Credit: Google)

The witnesses thought they were seeing an aircraft crashing.

“We both expected to hear a crashing sound and see an explosion, but nothing occurred.”

They continued to watch for the object.

“We turned right on Wickham Road and headed north slowly. We both watched intently for any incident of a crash, but there wasn’t any. We then returned home and watched the news on TV, the newspapers, and on-line for any mention of others seeing the light and there weren’t any reports. We spoke to friends and relatives, asking if anyone heard anything like our sighting but nothing was seen.”

The sighting was not immediately reported.

“We then seemed to get involved in our lives. My wife has cancer and she is undergoing chemo treatments. The location of the sighting is on the western boarder of a runway of the Melbourne International Airport. I have seen many airplanes landing in an easterly direction at that site but never taking off, so I do not think it was an airplane, just one light, not a series like on an airplane.”

West Melbourne sits just west of Melbourne International Airport. (Credit: Google)

West Melbourne sits just west of Melbourne International Airport. (Credit: Google)

West Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, FL, population 18,355.

Florida is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 1.35 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Florida received a total of 26 UFO reports in February.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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    “… We then returned home and watched the news on TV, the newspapers, and on-line for any mention of others seeing the light and there weren’t any reports…”

    The fact is that there could have been 50 sightings, but these would not have been reported by your local news. The mainstream news media does not report UFO sightings, which is the problem. Since UFOs are never discussed by the news, there is nothing to them — this is the line of public thinking.

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    probably someone messing around with a lighted drone. Why else would it be that small?

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    This reminds me of a story my dad told me years ago. He was stationed at a military base in Florida and he and two friends walked to a nearby bar and had a few beers. They were walking back to their housing at night along a shortcut that led through a wooded area near the base when they noticed a neon-green light ‘a little bigger than a softball’ keeping pace in the woods off to the side of them. They thought someone was in the woods with a light, but suddenly the light zipped from where it was to hover at shoulder level over the trail right in front of them. My dad said it was a ball of light and it seemed to make a quiet hum, but not all the time. The guys stood there and looked at it, a little freaked out, and then started to go around it. It let them get around it but jumped back in front of them again. One of the guys with my dad then walked slowly up to it and tried to touch it, and just before he made contact it took off in an arc – very fast – and they didn’t see it again.

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    This reminds me of a story my dad told me years ago. He was stationed at a military base in Florida during WWII and he and two friends walked to a nearby bar to have a few beers. Later, they were walking back to their housing at night along a shortcut that led through a wooded area near the base when they noticed a neon-green light ‘a little bigger than a softball’ keeping pace in the woods off to the side of them. They thought someone was in the woods with a light, but suddenly the light zipped from where it was to hover at shoulder level over the trail right in front of them. My dad said it was a ball of light and it seemed to make a quiet hum, but not constantly. The guys stood there and looked at it, a little freaked out, and then started to go around it. It let them get around it but jumped back in front of them again. One of the guys with my dad then walked slowly up to it and tried to touch it, and just before he made contact it took off in an arc – very fast – and they didn’t see it again. My dad said that though they had been drinking, they were sober enough to get themselves home, and they all saw the same thing. My dad passed away 16 years ago and I wanted to record this story somewhere.

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