|Occurred : 4/7/2009 23:20 (Entered as : 04/07/09 23:20)
Reported: 4/14/2009 10:50:57 AM 10:50
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
|Unidentified lights over Jacksonville Beach
My wife and I checked in to the Quality Inn Suites on Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Tuesday, April 7th 2009 for a few days of R&R. At 11:20 pm that night I walked out onto our 6th floor balcony, overlooking the ocean, to join my wife. It was an absolutely clear night and only a night away from a completely full moon.
I had only been out there a few moments when I noticed some unusual running lights off to my left. They were clumped together instead of the normal wingtips and tail and were flashing different colors continuously. I’m an Air Force veteran and I’ve seen more than my share of a wide variety of aircraft. I asked my wife if she saw the same thing I did and she said yes and asked me if I knew what it was. I couldn’t determine how far away the object was but since I wasn’t looking up to see it from the sixth floor I’d say it was less than 1000 feet up and was tracking along in a straight & level flight path. I grabbed up the binoculars I’d brought with me for the trip and after a few moments locating it in the binoculars (it’s harder than you’d think) I was just getting focused in and they lights just “blinked out”. I pulled down the binoculars thinking I’d somehow just lost it in the binoculars but it was completely gone. There was no trace of it anywhere. I can’t say I saw a flying saucer. I can say, without a doubt, my wife and I saw an Unidentified Flying Object that was there one moment and gone the next.