|Occurred : 11/24/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 11/24/2012 22:00)
Reported: 11/30/2012 5:32:29 PM 17:32
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
|PCB, FL. - Sighted one reddish / orange colored sphere / 75-100 ft. high / 100yds. from coast / travelling west to east
Me and a friend had went to PCB for the weeekend 0f 11/23-11/25 for a much needed break since I have been confined to a wheelchair for the last four months due to a injury to my leg and several months to go. On saturday night(11/24) we were back in our unit at the resort.
I had been out on the balcony shooting some video of the beach and enjoyimg the cold evening.
At appro. 22:00 hrs., I was getting cold and my video recorder was out of battery. I proceeded to go in our room.I opened the door and backed my wheelchair into the room.
After I was in the room still sitting in my wheelchair with the balcony door open I had turned my head to the side talking to my friend. When I turned my head back to look out to the balcony,thats when I seen one reddish/orange colored sphere.My first thought was someone is shooting fireworks. I quickly decided,no sparks, no hissing,not fireworks.
It looked to be traveling west to east, moving at a steady speed. Looked like it had one red light in the center of it and a halow or glow from the center light surrounding it. It appeared not to be real far from the coastline.(appr.100yds.) I would say the height could not have been no more than (75-100 ft.) for the fact I was backed up in the room (3rd. floor)ten feet or so from the balcony,still in my chair. There was no sound what so ever that I could hear coming from it.
I hollowed to my friend to get the camcorder and come look at this. I grabbed the camcorder hit the power on and it done nothing.Figuring the battery was gone, grabbed my cell phone, Took a quick picture while hitting the power button again on the camcorder. I seen the camcorder powering up, so I quickly closed my cell (forgetting to save the picture) trying to get some video as I seen the glow was fading as it looked to be going out in the gulf.End result, no picture, no video.
I do not know for sure if it made a rt.turn while moving from west to east to head out in the gulf,or maybe it traveled more from northwest to southeast.
Never seen anything like this before. I estimate from first sighting, to watching it fade away, as it headed out sea, was (30-45) seconds.