|Occurred : 2/11/1976 22:30 (Entered as : 02/115/76 22:30)
Reported: 6/18/2003 1:37:21 PM 13:37
Location: Fern Park, FL
|Beam, Column of light from overhead, no sound
Time was late evening, chilly, around 45 degrees on a clear, calm moonless night. Location was a quiet middle class neighborhood street in Fern Park Florida, north of Orlando.
While waiting outside for a friend, I was leaning against the rear of my car which was parked in the street. As I was looking downward, an intense white circular beam of light shown down from straight over head encompassing myself and only a few inches around me. I was startled momentarily and then looked up to see the source of the light which ceased as my head moved upward. Total time from light on to light off was no more than two seconds. The beam was stationary. It had strong edges as a stage spotlight would when striking the ground.
I began looking in all directions for the source and witnessed a vertical column of light being emitted from an unknown source, approximately ½- 1 mile to the north. Duration was similar to the first ,two seconds. Again, the beam of light was stationary and didn’t appear as if it was from a moving aircraft. It appeared to originate from two to three hundred feet in altitude. Time from my encounter to the second beam was no more than ten seconds(probably less).
At no time did I notice any sound nor did I see any craft.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Error in the submitted date. Please see similar report in our database for August 15, 1937, in Fontana, CA. PD))