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Occurred : 7/23/2013 22:34 (Entered as : 07/23/13)
Reported: 7/24/2013 6:29:25 PM 18:29
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Captiva, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Sixth sighting of an "UGO" in 4 weeks.

((NUFORC Note: This is one of nineteen reports, submitted by the same witness, over the course of seven weeks. The reports are well written, and the witness seems sincere, although we would be surprised if all of the sightings are about authentic UFOs, i.e. alien spacecraft. We cannot be certain, however. PD))

Sighting #11 – July 23, 2013 – 6th sighting of a “UGO.” I was at my friend “Carol’s” house again star gazing, when at 10:34 pm we saw, to the northwest of our location on her third floor balcony, a brief, intense white glow followed by a “beam” of white light that shoot skyward, just a bit off of perfectly straight up. After about a half second, the beam went off and the white glow remained for about another second and then went off, as if on a dimmer switch. This brief white glow of light was of the same kind and intensity we had now seen many times before. (See “A Brief Summary of 10 UFO Sightings…” and accompanying maps and drawings for previous sightings.) The light, as before, appeared to originate just past the seaward tree line of Clam Bayou, and on or very near the water of the Gulf of Mexico. I figure the distance of the light was just over a mile away from us. The only houses in that direction are to the east of this particular location, approximately 30 degrees to the right (east) of the UGO.

Carol told me that this beam of light was quite similar to the ones she saw (while I was fussing with my camera all along) before that was beamed up to one of the red UFO’s (which had changed from amber at first, to orange and then red) the by the glow on July 14th (“Sighting #8 in the above Summary). Except that this beam was more focused. And actually, this beam was not really all that focused like the beam of a powerful flashlight – rather, it seemed to me that it was dispersedly fuzzy at the edges, and instead of being a separate beam of light traveling through the glow, it was an integral part of the glow.

As matter of very interesting fact, now that I think more about this beam of light as I’m writing, it was really bizarre, in that it abruptly ended at the top of the glow! As previously described in my above mentioned sighting, the top of the NGO was about a hand-width above the tops of the trees on the far side of the Bayou – maybe 150 or so feet above sea level. What’s additionally odd, is that there hadn’t been any rain for the previous 5 days, and the humidity was not that high as to be “misty” outside. I’m not sure about the previous times we saw it. Interesting….was there something at the “top” of the beam of light that we could not see? The moon was just past full and at 9 o’clock, and was in the opposite direction of the UGO. The sky was overcast. There was enough light in the sky to easily see the tree line.

At 10:58 the UGO reappeared, again, as if slowly turned on by a dimmer switch. This time it stayed on for a good 5 seconds before going out. Carol then went inside because she was afraid, but I stayed out for an additional 20 or so minutes, saw nothing further, left, and drove to the parking lot on the south end of Captiva. I parked in the direction facing toward where we saw the NGO, and saw nothing for another 15 minutes, and then went home.

About a week prior to this sighting, I walked from Blind Pass south to Clam Bayou. People rarely go down there even in the day time during tourist off season, and I’ve no idea why anyone would walk down there during the night, especially given the density of mosquitoes in the area of the Bayou. There is also a large area on the exceptionally wide beach at the north end of the Bayou that is tapped off for nesting shore birds. No one walks in this protected area, so it was quite smooth and it would have been easy for me to spot any kind of depressions from a landed craft. I also walked around a 1/3rd mile long path that goes through the woods/bushes at an area called Silver Key, looking all the while for any signs of a landed craft – depressions, burned bushes, anything out of the ordinary. Everything looked normal.

Although purely speculation, I feel that if I could get out star gazing more often at Carols that I/we would have seen much more activity. Since my last sighting 10 days ago on July 14 (see the aforementioned report), I have been out at night 5 times on the beach across from where I live, from around 9:30 10:30 (when I’ve seen the lion’s share of my sightings), and have nothing to report for those nights.

Nonetheless, I now driven to believe that something special is happening at Clam Bayou. Why Clam Bayou? And what are these objections doing there? Hopefully, time will tell.