|Occurred : 9/9/2003 00:30 (Entered as : 09/09/2003 00:30)
Reported: 9/8/2003 10:40:05 PM 22:40
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Duration:1 TO 2 MINUTES
|((NUFORC Note: A launch of a Titan 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral was conducted at 00:29 hrs. on this date. We suspect that the launch was the cause of the several reports NUFORC received from multiple points in Florida. We post the reports to illustrate how easy it is to misidentify a relatively commonplace event. Even we were intrigued by the reports, when they first were submitted, and it took us approximately 12 hours to identify the apparent source of the reports. PD))
MY FIANCE, HER MOTHER AND MYSELFWERE DRIVING BACK FROM DINNER AND GOING NORTH ON I 95 AROUND EXIT 15 AROUND FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA. MY FIANCE AND MY SELF WERE VISITNG HER MOTHER FOR HER BIRTHDAY THAT NIGHT. IT WAS 9/9/2003 AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30 AM WE ALL SAW A PARTICULAR OBJECT THAT TOOK US BY SURPRISE. AT FIRST IT APPEARED AS LARGE TRAIL OF LIGHT AS IF FIRE WAS BEING LEFT BEHIND. THE OBJECT APPEARED TO BE COMIMG FROM A NORTH TO EAST DIRECTION. WE PULLED OFF THE HIGH WAY TO TAKE A PICTURE. HOWEVER THE OBJECT THEN LOST THE TRAIL AND 3 LIGHTS APPEARED. TWO WERE VERY BRIGHT ORANGE THE OTHER A FAINTER WHITE. THESE LIGHTS HOVERED AND FAINTED IN COLOR ONCE THEN RE-APPEARED. THESE LIGHTS APPEARED TO HOVER IN A TRIANGULAR FORMATION FAINTING AGAIN INTO THE CLOUDS. I AM A PHYSICIAN AND WAS TAKEN BACK AT THIS SIGHT. MY FIANCE ALSO COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAW. MY FIANCE MOTHER IS AN ARCHITECT KEPT ASKING FOR THE CAMERA. HOWEVER BY THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO FIND IT, ABOUT TWO MINUTES ELAPSED AND THE EVENT IN THE SKY DISSAPEARED.
MY FIANCE IS A SKEPTIC AND COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAW. MY FIANCE MOTHER MADE AN INTERESTING COMMENT THAT AT THE AGE OF 15 SHE SAW A SIMILAR EVENT OVER HER COUNTRY OF BIRTH, ARGENTINA. TODAY WAS MY FIANCES MOTHER BIRTHDAY OF 48 YEARS OLD. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO GO TO SLEEP REMEMBERING THIS EVENT.