|Occurred : 6/17/2007 23:45 (Entered as : 06/17/07 23:45)
Reported: 6/24/2007 9:49:47 AM 09:49
Location: Florida (Gulf of Mexico),
|Four ovals in a diamond formation flew parallel to our cruise ship, moving closer then away, leaving close off stern.
Aboard Cruise Ship Enchantment of the Seas, speed 17.4 knotts, location N 24.37 W 80.22,23:45 hours, in either the Gulf of Mexico, or the Florida Straits. Wind was blowing in off the Starboard bow. Obtained location from ships TV.
Four 3 x 6 feet dull white ovals flew in a diamond formation off the forward Port side of the ship. Lead oval always stayed a little bit forward of the other three in the diamond. Group always stayed in formation parallel with the ship, about 100 to 125 feet above the sea, moving out to where they could be just barely seen, then come back to within 100 to 150 yards of the ship. They did this three times, then came within 25 to 30 yards of the ship on an angle, and went back off the stern. At first I thought they could be sea gulls with the light of the ship reflecting off of them, but when they came close and went off the stern, I could see that they were not birds, but dull lighted globes, or spheres.