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Occurred : 8/5/2013 21:46 (Entered as : 08/05/13 21:46)
Reported: 8/21/2013 7:43:42 PM 19:43
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Captiva, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 minutes
((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 #19 – August 5, 2013 7th SIGHTING OF AMBER-ORANGE UFOS (FIREBALLS) I was at my regular skywatch location on the south end of Captiva Island, FL, USA, next to the rock jetty at Blind Pass. The weather was partly cloudy, no wind, with visibility nearly unlimited where the sky was clear of clouds. There were several jets, common at this time of the evening, coming in from the northwest toward the Ft. Myers International Airport At 9:46 p.m. I saw what I at first thought was the bright headlight of an oncoming airplane just inside of a cloud, due west of me, approximately 55 degrees over the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. The light was bright enough, about the size of a large grape at hand’s length, that it should have popped out of the cloud almost as soon as I saw it. It did not. I watched the light both with and without binoculars for about 4 minutes before it faded out.

At 10:08, just below the same cloud where the light was shortly before, I saw one of the amber-orange UFOs (aka fireballs) that I’ve reported on many times before. Unfortunately, I was not looking directly at that part of the sky when it came on. I watched this light for several minutes, both with and without binocs, and could confirm that it was precisely the same kind of UFO I’ve seen before. The UFO slowly drifted downward to about 10 degrees or less above the Gulf, and then slowly faded out. I observed this UFO almost exactly where I saw one on July 26, which I reported in “Sighting #14.” Of great interest, this UFO dipped into the horizon ALMOST EXACTLY WHERE I AND OTHERS HAVE REPEATIDLY SEE “UGOs! What now gets more fascinating, is that at 10:18 I saw another UFO that looked precisely as the previous one, but it was already at or very near where the one of 7/26 was. Whether this UFO was the same one I saw earlier, or another one of the same type, remains to be determined. It pretty much remained stationary as I watched it for a good 5 minutes, and then it faded out like the other one, and again, just like the one of 7/26. NOW, putting together the fact that this last one was in the same location as where I saw the 5 “slow flashes” of the 7/26 NGO, this further leads me to believe more strongly that (1) these fireballs are indeed directly associated with these mysterious glowing objects, and (2) something of significance is happening in that area, and indeed, the entire area off northern Sanibel and Captiva Islands.