|Occurred : 2/18/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 021800 22:00)
Reported: 2/26/2000 19:06
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Duration:5 min total
|Triangle shaped craft hovering about 70ft at old kings and baymeadows-quiet hissing sound.
A friend and I were driving East on baymeadows and saw four lights from what we thought was a plane. There are C-130's that fly around here so that's what i thought it was. But we got closer and the lights weren't moving. At the light of lod kings and baymeadows we noticed that the object wasn't moving. There's a bridge just East of the light and I stopped near the top in the median. I turned off my radio and rolled down my window and heard a quiet hissing, like engines but almost like rushing air. My friend and I looked at each other and I yelled "Do you see that! Do you see that! It's HOVERING! It's not moving!" He shook his head and continued to watch in disbelief with me. I proceeded to say it wasn't a harrier cause they're smaller and much louder and that was the only plane that I knew of that could hover. I at first thought it was a bomber because of the size but it was hard to get a good look cause it was dark out and I believe the craft was too. Would make sense. There were 4 lights in the front but they didn't help with seeing the rest of the ship. My friend said that it looked like a tringle, more like a bomber and I said yeah but they don't hover. After about 2 min it started to move away slowly westward. We continued on our way lokking back several times but lost site of it within a minute. It was approximately 70 ft in the air and we were as close as a football field, actually closer. I asked the person at the establishment that it was over(a couple days later) if anyone had mentioned anything and they said no, not that they knew of. When we had gotten to our destination the night of, we talked to a couple officers and told them what we saw and they said they thought they heard a similar sound but couldn't find the source. I don't know what it was-an advanced plane was my first thought. Hope it's helpful.