|Occurred : 6/1/1988 21:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1988 21:00)
Reported: 10/17/2010 5:39:25 PM 17:39
Location: St. Augustine, FL
|Hovering Sphere over the ocean
My then girlfriend and I were sitting on the beach and talking. My girlfriend looked away out to the water and had a surprised look on her face. I turned to see what she was looking at and there was a sphere that seemed to be about 10 to 20 feet in diameter hovering silently about 10 feet above the water about 500 feet out from the shore. You could see it's reflection in the water below. It had multi colored lights evenly distributed around its surface. Similar to what a globe would look like if you put a light at each intersection of a lat and long.
It was spinning, but not an any axis - more like a tumble in many different directions - the lights made it easy to see the tumbling effect.
After hovering there for about a minute, it sped south down the coast toward Daytona and over the horizon. It was over the horizon and out of site within 10 seconds and moving at a high rate of speed. But it was completely silent.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))