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Occurred : 7/22/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 07/22/01 20:45)
Reported: 7/22/2001 19:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fort Walton Beach (Mary Esther), FL
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 minute
Oval object seen following small airplane with possible evasive maneuvers by plane, two witnesses.

Mary Esther, Florida approximately 8:45 pm or within View time: 1 minute? Next to Hurlburt Air Force Base Kids and I watching moon and stars, fairly clear evening. Saw a small airplane flying West, lights flashing. Then noticed another object a few fingers width behind and to the side of the airplane. The object had no lights, appeared ovoid in shape and was faintly illuminated silverish grey with a brighter vertical streak on it's center. It appeared to be following the plane, quickly closed distance and glided above and to the plane's right side. Another object seemed to seperate from behind the main object, then disappeared. The plane shifted left and the object followed. The plane manuevered back and forth twice more and the object seperated and moved North. Another 'thing' seperated from the object and disappeared. It wasn't a flash of light or engine type light, but was also grey in color and smaller; same as the first seperation. The object seemed to wobble, or tightly zig zag a bit, and flew a pinky finger length North. My daughter and I were very excited and I turned to glance at her. When I looked back, the object was suddenly a full hand width back toward the West moving three times as fast and seemed to have a 'light tail'. The airplane had already disappeared behind the trees, and the object then, as well. Neither one of us actually saw the object turn so can't comment on that.

((ADDENDUM SUBMITTED BY SAME WITNESS))

Oval object seen following small airplane with possible evasive maneuvers by plane, two witnesses.

Mary Esther, Florida approximately 8:45 pm or within View time: 1 minute? Next to Hurlburt Air Force Base Kids and I watching moon and stars, fairly clear evening. Saw a small airplane flying from East to West, lights flashing. Then noticed another object a few fingers width behind and to the side of the airplane. The object had no lights, appeared ovoid in shape and was faintly illuminated silverish grey with a brighter vertical streak on it's center. It appeared to be following the plane, quickly closed distance and glided above and to the plane's right side. Another object seemed to seperate from behind the main object, then disappeared. The plane shifted left and the main object followed. The plane manuevered back and forth twice more and the main object seperated and moved North. Another 'thing' seperated from the object and disappeared. It wasn't a flash of light or engine type light, but was also grey in color and smaller; same as the first seperation. The main object seemed to wobble, or tightly zig zag a bit, and flew a pinky finger length North. The plane continued West heading in direction over Hurlburt AFB airfield. My daughter and I were very excited and I turned to glance at her. When I looked back, the object was suddenly a full hand width back toward the West moving three times as fast and seemed to have a 'streak tail'. The airplane had already disappeared behind the trees which border Hurlburt Air Force Base, and the object then disappeared as well. Neither one of us actually saw the object turn so can't comment on that. Been skywatching a long time, haven't seen anything quite like that. I can be contacted at: ((e-address deleted))