|Occurred : 3/5/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 03/05/2004 22:00)
Reported: 6/5/2004 6:16:23 AM 06:16
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
|At about 10:00 PM on 3/5/04, I was ready for bed and went out on the lanai to check if the screen door was locked. It was a very clear night and I glanced up toward the sky. Very high in the sky, I saw what I first thought was an airplane, but the lights were pulsing off and on (not fast, it was on a couple seconds went by the off). When the lights were off, I could not see anything and when they came back on, they were in the shape of a "cross" (not a plus sign -- a cross) This object was going south. Then I glanced over to the west and lo and behold, another one was coming from the west and made a turn south. It was following behind the first one. I watched until I could no longer see them.
I was told by my neighbor (who is a former air traffic controller) that they probably were jets flying into Ft. Myers International Airport. I question that though because I think the airlines have lights on their planes at all times during the night. When these lights went off, you could see nothing. This just didn't seem normal to me. I couldn't hear anything either, but as I said, they were very high in the sky. They were so high in the sky, that they looked like the size of my hand.
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