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Occurred : 8/2/2013 02:30 (Entered as : 08/02/13 02:30)
Reported: 8/21/2013 7:35:44 PM 19:35
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Sanibel Island, FL
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:20 minutes
((NUFORC Note: One of approximately 20 sighting reports from the same source, over the course of approximately seven weeks. PD))

SIGHTING #17 – August 2, 2013 – AMAZING – UP CLOSE SIGHTING OF A CYLINDRICAL UFO My “UFO hunting” friend, whom I've been calling “Carol,” called to tell me that she had seen what turned out to be a mostly cylindrical shaped UFO at 2:30 in the morning, while on her patio facing Clam Bayou (Carol is mentioned in many of my previous reports, and has many sightings, both with and without me). This patio is on the third floor, and her house is on the northern end of Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. She was on her patio because she could not sleep. I went to interview her the next day, standing on the patio where she saw the UFO.

She pointed out where she first saw a bright light, primarily white, but with a bit of red in it, RIGHT WHERE WE NORMALLY SEE THE ‘UGO’S (Unidentified Glowing Objects)! I have previously submitted maps of where we have seen both this glow and apparently landed craft see Summary of 10 UFO Sightings). The UGO site is about a mile away and to the NNW of her house, just behind the tree line there. She said that it was no more than two finger-widths above the seaward tree line of Clam Bayou, which would be around 80 to 100 feet above sea level.

What’s fascinatingly interesting here is that she said she became mesmerized with the light and watched it for approximately 15 minutes before it started coming toward her. When I asked her if she was afraid, she actually had to think about it before saying no. This is quite unlike Carol, who is 70 years old, and lives alone since her husband died less than a year ago. She has become terribly frightened before by both the UFOs and UGOs we’ve seen before.

After 15 minutes it arrived directly in front of her house, stopped, and just hovered about two finger-widths above the tree line. This tree line is exactly one half a mile away from her house, and is on a very narrow shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. She said that the UFO was about the size that a 747 would have been at that distance, and in fact actually thought at first that it was a jet liner. She said that the UFO was a bit swollen toward the middle, and that the object was not tapered at the ends, but blunt.

Carol was still mesmerized, maybe even more so, when the craft arrived, stopped, and then hovered motionless for 3 minutes at least. She said that there was a red light toward the middle of the craft, possible on or near the top, which accounts for the redness she saw at a distance when she first spotted the craft. The red light was not clearly defined with edges. She also said that the craft was “edged” with a yellowish glow (see my following Sighting #22 for an important correlation). She told me there was no sound whatsoever, but for whatever reason, did not seem to take this seriously, almost like that’s the way it should have been.

I asked her if she could see any windows, and she said “I wasn’t looking for windows…it was probably too bright to have seen any anyway. I then asked her in a serious manner if she saw anyone inside the craft, waving hello or anything. I said this both to perhaps jog or shock her memory, and also as a joke. She took me seriously at first, thinking about it, before she said no, and then caught on. She also said that it was very strange that there was no sound. When asked about “missing time,” she said no, absolutely no (she looked at the clock when she went inside, and that’s how she knew it was 2:30).” After the few minutes she was watching, it proceeded along it’s course, following the coast line to the SSE. She said that the craft continued on it’s southerly course “at a very high rate of speed, and was gone in just a minute or two.