|Occurred : 10/6/2012 20:20 (Entered as : 10/06/12 20:20)
Reported: 10/8/2012 6:58:58 PM 18:58
Location: Hollywood, FL
|On October 6, 2012 I observed a torchlike like drifting over Hollywood, FL for about 2 minutes which then rose into the cloud cover
I was driving westbound on Johnson St. in Hollywood, just east of N.Park Rd., on my way to Memorial Regional Hospital to visit my longtime companion who had had surgery on her arm that day. I looked over at the passenger seat where I was trying to keep a flower arrangement steady and when I looked forward again, I notice in the upper left quadrant of my vision, a light suspended across from and above the hospital (which is 8 stories tall) and at first I thought it might be a sodium lamp suspended from a crane atop a building. Then it occurred to me that there were no other tall buildings in the area. I pulled to the side of the street in someone's driveway so I could let the traffic go around me while I observed the light. I thought about using my Blackberry to photograph the light, but the Blackberry has terrible low light capabilities. The light was now to my left and above, at about a 70 degree angle. I was trying to gage its motion to determine what t! he rate of speed might be. Fort Lauderdale Airport is not far from this location and I thought this might be an aircraft. However, the light was mor or less drifting and the speed would not have been enough to produce lift for even the smallest aircraft. Upon further observation the light was actually more like a torch, flame colored but fairly steady in intensity. It did not flicker but the light had the quality of a flame. I observed the light for about 2 minutes before it rose into the cloud cover and faded. I immediately called 911 and informed them that I had seen a flame in the sky and they took my contact information.