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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/8/1999 00:30 (Entered as : 060899 0030)
Reported: 6/30/1999 08:45
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Shape: Other
Duration:20 sec
unknown craft saw on flat bed trailer being escorted by highway patrol

RECENTLY I WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK AT 0030 AND TRAVELING ON I-295 SOUTH NEAR BLANDING BLVD. OFF IN THE DISTANCE, I SAW BLUE AND YELLOW FLASHING LIGHTS IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE. I FIGURED THIS TO BE AN ACCIDENT AT FIRST WITH THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL ON SCENE AND A WRECKER. (THE FHP HAS ONLY BLUE ON THIER LIGHT BARS, WHERE THE LOCAL POLICE HAS RED WHITE AND BLUE. THE WRECKERS USE A YELLOW LIGHT.) I THEN NOTICED THAT THEY WERE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND, WITH A HIGHWAY PATROL CAR IN FRONT AND BEHIND A SEMI TRACTOR PULLING AN EXTENDED FLATBED. THE SEMI TRACTOR HAD A YELLOW FLASHER ON TOP of it. THE VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING AT A RATE OF SPEED, THAT I GUESSED AT 75 TO 80 MPH. I THEN PASSED THE VEHICLES IN THE AREA OF BLANDING BLVD, WHICH IS AN AREA THAT IS WELL LIGHTED. THE SEMI WAS PULLING AN EXTENDED LOW BOY TYPE FLAT BED TRAILER WITH AN UNKNOWN CRAFT ON THE BACK OF IT. THE FRONT HALF OF IT WAS COVERED WITH A TARP THAT WAS LOOSLEY TIED AND WAS FLAPING LOUDLY AT THE TRAILING ENDS. FROM THE SHAPE OF THE TARP, THE FRONT APPEARED ARCHED LIKE A BOW ON BOTH ITS HOROZONTAL AND VERTICAL AXIS. IT THEN NARROWED ON ALL SIDES TO A FLATTEND ROUND MIDDLE AND THEN FLARED TO TWIN CIRCULAR RINGS(SIDE BY SIDE) THAT WERE APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET TALL BY 3 FEET LONG. THE OVERALL LENGTH IS PROBLY 65 FEET, AND IT WAS TAN IN COLOR. THE CRAFT APPEARED TO BE RESTING AT A 10 DEGREE ANGLE TO ONE SIDE. THE NEXT DAY AT WORK I DESCRIBED WHAT I SAW TO A CO-WORKER THAT HAD RECENTLY GOTTEN OUT OF THE ARMY AS A LIEUTENNANT. HE STATED THAT HE HAD NEVER SEEN SEEN ANYTHING SUCH AS I HAD DESCRIBED, MILITARY OR OTHER. I AM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR A METROPOLITAN CITY HERE IN NORTH FLORIDA. I HAVE WORKED DIFFERENT SHIFTS FOR YEARS AND HAVE SEEN ALOT OF THINGS, BUT I HAVE NO EXPLANATION FOR THIS. BUT I HAVE COME UP WITH A FEW QUESTIONS 1. WHY AT NIGHT, WAS THIS OVERSIZE OBJECT BEING TRANSPORTED? 2. WHY USE THE F.H.P.? WHO ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO PROVIDE COMMERCIAL ESCORT. 3. WHY USE A LOOSLY COVERED TARP? STATUES PROVIDE THAT OBJECTS THAT NEED TO BE COVERED MUST BE SECURE. NORMALLY IF YOU SEE SOMTHING BEING HAULED WITH A TARP ON IT. THE TARP IS FASTENED DOWN SO AS NOT FLAP IN THE BREEZE. AND THIS TARP LOOKED OLD AND STAINED. 4. WHY COVER JUST THE FRONT OF IT? MY THOUGHTS I FELT THAT THIS WAS A CRAFT OF SORTS TO PROVIDE TRANSPORT. I FELT THAT THIS CRAFT WAS BEING HAULED AT NIGHT TO CONCEAL WHAT IT WAS. AND THAT THE TARP THROWN OVER THE FRONT OF IT WAS AN AFTER THOUGHT. THE TWIN RINGS APPEARED TO BE SOME TYPE OF PORT, AND APPEARED TO BE ON THE REAR END OF THE CRAFT. I DID NOT SEE ANY BLACKENING AROUND THESE REAR PORTS. AT THIS POINT IM CONSIDERING THIS OBJECT UNIDENTIFIED AND THIS IS WHY IM SENDING YOU THIS INFORMATION. I WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.