USS Ronald Reagan UFO Sighting
In 2004, multiple crew members of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan observed an "orange glowing sphere" hovering above and around their ship.
The glowing sphere, described as being "jet sized", hovered approximately 200 feet over the aircraft carrier, moved in looping patterns, and departed at an extremely high rate of speed.
As recounted by SN Patrick Gokey to Dave Beaty and published in his extensive Medium article about the incident:
"It almost felt like the sun was rising a little bit. I just saw this orange bright orange ball and, it was wavy, but somehow still solid like a plasma almost. And it just appeared over the flight deck. Maybe 200 feet off the flight deck. It sat there for about 30 seconds. I remember calling it in. I don't know what my exact wording was. Everybody on the bridge would've been able to see it. But it was this floating orange ball and it sat there for 30 seconds. It didn't seem to move, but we were moving during the flight ops, and it seemed to stay with us. But without any movement that you could discern. After that, it just did three half circles, just 1, 2, 3, and it was gone."