|Occurred : 10/5/1999 08:25 (Entered as : 10/5/99 8:25)
Reported: 10/15/1999 19:45
Location: Tampa, FL
Duration:4 minutes +
|Traveling across Gandy bridge, saw silver saucer shape trailing right behind a jet approaching Tampa In'tl. airpt. I noticed because the jet was up on it's wing, with the top toward me! very unusual attitude.
One, small? (half the width of the 727's wings, but a little larger that the tail wings) silver, disk-shaped followed directly behind the jet as it crossed Tampa Bay (I was travelling East into Tampa from St. Petersburg across the Gandy bridge). I noticed the airplane first, because it was practically perpendicular to the ground, up on the left wing (you are standing at the back of the plane facing the front). I could see the whole top of the airplane. I thought it was going to crash. Then I saw the disk behind --very close behind--the jet. I watched in amazement. Good thing there wasn't any traffic right around me, since I was driving. The disk seemed to have concentric circles on its top, since it looked textured, rather than just solid, shiny silver. Could this have been an optical illusion? I am not sure. I looked away to the road, and looked back. Still there. Looked away again, looked back, and the airplane was straightening out and descending to prepare to land. The disk was gone. Note that the location I was at and saw this is only about 3 miles from McDill Air Force base.