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Occurred : 10/23/2011 22:00 (Entered as : 10/23/11 22:00)
Reported: 11/18/2011 10:08:37 AM 10:08
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Longboat Key, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:> 10 minutes
A staggered line of at least 40 lights was seen traveling along the Gulf Coast from north to south over Longboat Key, FL. 10/23/11 10pm

At around 10pm on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 I went out onto my north-facing 5th floor balcony on Longboat Key, FL (a barrier island near Sarasota) and noticed a long staggered line of lights high in the sky traveling from north to south paralleling the gulf coast. The light were extremely bright and were visible for at least the 10 minutes that I was outside. The lights were staggered both horizontally and vertically. They did not appear to make any sudden movements, they just traveled from north to south.

The number of lights visible during the time I was outside exceeded 40. As they passed overhead the lights were no longer visible, which made me think that they were possibly aircraft or helicopter forward-facing-type landing lights. However, there was no sound at all coming from any of the "craft." I can see (and hear) aircraft landing at the Sarasota Airport across the bay all the time, so surely the airport spotted these on radar.

I used my basic digital camera's video recorder to record @ 5 minutes of the flyover, however the quality is quite grainy and the file size is @ 418mb, which makes the clip too large to email. I have made shorter clips of 17mb and 58mb from the original as well. I could forward a copy of the entire 5 minute clip on CD if requested.