|Occurred : 3/12/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 03/12/10 21:00)
Reported: 3/15/2010 12:11:58 PM 12:11
Location: Destin, FL
|5 stationary lights suspended above the ground North of Highway 98 in Destin, Fl. then disappearing one by one.
My wife and I were driving back to our condo just after eating out. We were eastbound on Hwy 98 in Destin, Fl. Having just left the restaurant which is at 21000 Emerald coast highway. After driving about a half mile east, I happened to notice a series of lights to the north of the highway, hanging in the sky. They were quite bright and stationary, so I thought they were probably some outdoor stadium lights. They literally lit up the bottoms of some low clouds that were passing above them. That’s when I realized they weren’t stadium lights, since they wouldn’t have projected upwards. My wife also saw them and thought they were lights on top of a hill, then realized that there are no hills around here and wondered what they were.
When I saw them, there were three lights, when she saw them, there were two , but then.another showed up to form a triangular light pattern, then two more showed up below and to the west of the first group. We continued to drive east and talked about them. At first I thought they were helicopters with their front lights on, but as we drove along, they got neither closer nor farther away and also seemed suspended in one spot relative to one another. Also, there was no familiar sound such as 5 helicopters would have made. Here in Destin, helicopters are flying around all the time and there is no such thing as a silent flight of them.
We continued to drive east, discussing what they might or might not be……all the time they were just hanging in the sky. Finally we came to an intersection about two miles away at Matthew Road where I could pull off, which I did and turned into the parking lot of a service station. I grabbed our FLIP camera, rolled down the window and started filming them. Shortly after that, the lights began dimming, one by one, till they were gone from the sky as shown on the video.
Some observations that are not apparent from the video: The lights were VERY bright, lighting up the bottom of the clouds more than is apparent in the video They were absolutely stationary relative to our position, even though we drove over two miles on the ground as we observed them.
The lights were also sharper and better defined than on the video.
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