Saturday, March 9, 2013

Seeking Witnesses to Casselberry July 4, 2004 Case

I am currently in the process of researching the Casselberry July 4, 2004 incident. Please contact me if you are a witness or interested party. Confidentiality will be respected.

The evening of July 4, 2004, the Orlando, Fla. suburb of Casselberry was the site of an incident described by initial witnesses as extraordinary. Approximately 9 p.m. a bright flash lit up the night and was followed by a lingering boom. While some suggested it was no more than lightning, others were insulted by the possible explanation, saying they never saw any such lightning before.

Yet others claimed to believe some type of object fell or crashed, and some went as far as to state on Internet message boards and similar sites that NASA personnel were dispatched to the area. Reports were submitted to UFO-related organizations and conspiracies were alleged.

Have a story to tell? Let me hear from you.


  1. The hugely bright flash visible and associated thundering heard in one purported July 4th 2004 fireworks video from the Casselberry, FL is undoubtedly just lightning. Probably positive ditto though, that can travel very far and that is typically immensely more powerful than the more common negative bolts. I experienced one of those once, it was ridiculously bright and loud and it was the only bolt I saw that night except from a few fainter flashes far away (which leads me to think that the same thing could have happened in Casselberry, with any other more distant bolts being drowned out by the fireworks).

    The various reports submitted to MUFON etc. seem to all describe different things, from a powerful lightning strike to a bolide, with the discrepancies in mind it's best to remain cautious (though they all tend to agree that somebody heard somebody say something about seeing NASA, the feds and men in black covering somehing up, of course).

    Looking forward for more on this case if you manage to find any eyewitnesses.


    1. Thanks for your interest, JHA! I would indeed particularly like to hear from individuals who reportedly observed official personnel in the area. I would also like to hear from witnesses who reported observing a fireball-like object. My email address can be obtained through my profile:

  2. I heard it. I was in Casselberry that day. I went today to look online about it and found this youtube which is about right.

    Today I am going for a job interview at exactly the place I heard was ground zero. I talked to Jason 'Buckethead' Bailey who at the time worked for the local rock radio station WJRR 101.1 as a DJ about it. He told me that he was told to drop the inquiry on air after the first day. He told me the spot where someone told him they'd seen some very serious men in black types. 13 years and I for one would like an answer. I really hope I get the job working there because I would love to talk to the people around that area and ask them what they saw.

    1. Hi, David, I can understand your interest in the event. This post was from 2013, at the time I was gathering info. I didn't find much to sink my teeth into, but I did manage to obtain a copy of a report from the Casselberry Police Department, as well as a few other items of potential interest.

      The blog post I did was in 2013 and can be viewed at: