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Occurred : 6/15/1983 21:30 (Entered as : 06/15/83 21:30)
Reported: 2/18/2007 2:55:35 AM 02:55
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes
Saw a triangle shaped object traverse sky on very clear night

I am reporting this event for the first time, as I have not really considered researching any online articles or sites relating to this matter until now. I am a professional who works in the medical field radiologic imagery (not X-ray). This incident occurred when I was 14 years old.

It may seem strange to describe the exact circumstances of my observation, but you have to see this through the eyes of a teenager. I had a cassette player which was the type that your regular portable unit which was about the size of an elongated cigar box. My parent's house was about 5 blocks from the ocean. At night, the next door neighbor would come over and she would sit at the dinner table with my mom and talk for hours. So, to play my music and get away from my surroundings, I would take refuge by easily ascending to the rooftop by clmbing a palm tree via the ac unit.

One evening after dusk, 9pm, I was listening to music, not to loud on the rooftop, when suddenly, the tape stopped playing. At first, I thought the batteries died, but I could see the rollers were still moving. I fiddled with the volume wheel, but it was not that either. Perplexed, I sat there for a minute thinkin that the tape was bad or my player was going bad. I honestly do not remember why I looked up, but I did. Then I just leaned back and stretched my arms behind my head. I noticed something odd, but I could not figure out what I was seeing. Something to the east and to the North was moving.

I saw a dark triangular object that looked to me at the time like a black hang glider up in the clear star lit sky traveling from North to South at a speed of maybe 300 mph or more. It was dead quiet and it was definitely up there. No lights but it was so clear out, that I could see its shape. Now, Ironically later in life, it seemed to me to look more like an F-117 stealth in its overall shape, but this was in 1983. Whatever it was, it profoundly etched itself in my memory. About 30 seconds after traversing the peripheral of my view, the tape player started playing music again. It was playing the song as if it had missed the part where the track was silent. Before this incident, and after, I never had any problems with the tape or the machine, until I got rid of the player a few years later.

I do not claim to have seen a UFO or a secret military craft. But what I saw defied any satisfactory explanation to this day.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))