|Occurred : 4/11/2003 19:00 (Entered as : 04/11/03 19:00)
Reported: 4/25/2003 8:19:25 PM 20:19
Location: Hobe Sound, FL
|Triangular Object Photographed -- Not Noticed at the Time
A vertically oriented triangular appearing object was photographed in two adjacent frames while facing the canoe dock within Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Florida). The dock is on the Loxahatchee River, not very far from the Atlantic Ocean at Hobe Sound, FL. The object was perhaps 8-10 degrees above the horizon, or not quite twice as high as the tree level. It moved from left to right within the field of the camera, covering about 1/2 the (camera) field of view within the approximately five seconds between exposures. The object appears fairly large by comparison to trees and river, although I can't estimate it actual size.
The object looks to be a vertically oriented flattened triangular shape that is a cloud-like white color on the broadest/nearest side and somewhat of a dark rust color along the thinner/further edge. The sky conditions were a bright overcast. The weather was calm and unseasonably cool. Nothing unusual was noted at the time aside from my having had prior reservations about staying at this particular campground (it's really a very nice state park). Only two or three other people were present in the area at the time, not withstanding my family of four.
The photographs were taken during daylight using a Canon T50 35mm SLR, 50mm 1:1.8 lens and Fugicolor Superia X-TRA 400 ASA film. I don't know what the camera settings were as it was set for automatic exposure. The time of the photographs was approximately 7:00 PM EDT (+15 min / -30 min), Friday April 11, 2003.
Here is the URL to the state park information where the photos were taken:
((NUFORC Note: We have requested a copy of the photo for inspection. PD))