|Occurred : 11/4/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 11/04/00 22:00)
Reported: 11/12/2000 21:59
Location: Sanibel Island, FL
|We saw the amber colored globes with red lights under it hover silently over the Gulf of Mexico with Nikon 10x50 binoculars.
My girlfriend and I were walking on the beach on the south side of the island facing the gulf of Mexico at about 22:00 hrs. I had my binoculars with me for some evening star gazing. I notice what apperared to be a celestial body about the brightness of Jupiter hanging over the Gulf of Mexico, so I raised my binoculars to look at the apparent planet. My binoculars are Nikon 10x50's. Once I brought the object into view I realized it was not a planet or star I was looking at. The object when viewed through the binoculars appeared to be two gold/yellow/amber spheres side by side with red flashing lights on the bottom. The object was hovering motionless about 100 feet off of the water. I then passed the binoculars to my girlfriend and she descibed the object to me exactly the way that I saw it. We took turns passing the binoculars back and forth until the object slowly disappeared into the fog/low level clouds. We tried to find the object again for the next hour but it was just too cloudy. The object was silent. I say that because we watched several airplanes in the vacinity and could clearly hear the props.