|Occurred : 6/6/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 06/06/07 22:00)
Reported: 6/14/2007 6:44:51 AM 06:44
Location: Fort Morgan, AL
|Anomalous lights witnessed near Gulf Shore, AL
I and one other person witnessed the anomalous lights from Gulf Shores, AL on June 6, 2007 that was reported by the other witness from the area on the same date and at the same time. What we saw was essentially the same as described by the other witness. The lights were observed in the WSW at approximately 35 degrees above the horizon. I was able to observe the lights through binoculars and they appeared to be two separate rectangular lights spaced closely together. I was also able to discern a third, faint, strobing light near the two rectangular lights. When the lights faded out the rectangular light on the right went out followed immediately by the rectangular light on the left. During the time of this observation through the binoculars there were three separate sets of these lights spaced evenly on the horizontal. The lights apparent size was that of pea held at arms length. It was impossible to estimate the altitude of the lights. No noise was heard, however the sound of the surf would almost definitely masked the sound of any distant aircraft. At the time I thought that they were possibly the exhaust of jet fighter aircraft as the aircraft were flying at level flight at an angle directly away from my position, however the lights reappeared three or four times in approximately the same position over a period of several minutes. This, in my mind, rules out that hypothesis.
A few minutes later, a single light appeared slightly to the south of the original lights at roughly the same angle above the horizon. The light remained stationary for approximately 2 seconds and then expelled a similar light from the left (my left) which quickly descended approximately three times the width of the original light as if it were in free fall then both lights faded out simultaneously. Initially, I thought that this might have been a flare dropped from an aircraft, however the short duration of the light is not a characteristic of a military-type flare. One or two minutes later another similar light appeared in roughly the same position as the one previously described. About one second after it appeared the light seemed to streak to my left (east) a short distance and then quickly faded out. When the object moved it produced streaks of light behind it (opposite the direction of travel). That marked the end of the observation. Nothing further was observed.
I am a Captain in the Army with 18 years of service, have served in combat and I have a B.S. in geology. The other witness has served in the military, is a combat veteran and has a degree in and currently practices law. We both agreed that what we witnessed was unlike anything ever observed by either of us.