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Occurred : 8/6/2013 21:35 (Entered as : 08/06/13 21:35)
Reported: 8/21/2013 7:48:53 PM 19:48
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Captiva, FL
Shape: Flash
Duration:Brief
((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 #20 – August 6, 2013 5th SIGHTING OF A “FLASHER” I arrived at my regular skywatch location at 9:35 p.m. on the south end of Captiva Island, FL, USA, just north of the rock jetty at Blind Pass, and had not seen anything other that airplanes and a satellite, when at 10:30 p.m. I saw a very brief white and bright strobe flash with my naked eyes. It was just a little bit south of due west, and low to the horizon – maybe 20 degrees above it. Based on previous sightings, I quickly trained my 10X42 binoculars on that area and saw what I’ve come to call “Flashers.” What made this one different from many others I’ve now seen in the area, is that it was a single strobe, flashing quite irregularly, with 5 or 6 flashes in a row very quickly, and then just one or 2 flashes per second. Light intensity ranged between an occasional very bright flash, to mostly observable only through binoculars. The quality and crispness of these strobes is quite different than an airplane strobe. It stayed in the same location for a good 3 minutes as it drifted down toward the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico before disappearing. Fascinating was the fact that it was pretty much in the same spot that I and others have seen a “UGO” – unidentified glowing object just over the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. I had the feeling that it was somehow associated with this glow, as well as the slow moving and hovering “fireballs,” in addition to the UFO that landed near my friends house on Sanibel Island (see Sighting # 8).