|Occurred : 8/9/2013 21:45 (Entered as : 08/09/13 21:45)
Reported: 8/22/2013 5:14:11 PM 17:14
Location: Captiva, FL
|((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 # 23 – August 9 , 2013 – 10th SIGHTING OF A “UGO” AND 8th SIGHTING OF MANY UFO “FIREBALLS” This is a continuation of my other sightings on this night. As I mentioned in my previous report (#22), I and 3 fishermen saw a dim Unidentified Glowing Object (UGO) at my “due west” location where I and others have seen it before. The 2 other locations where this “city on the horizon” is consistently seen are northwest of my location, and very near the shoreline of Sanibel Island at Clam Bayou (no, it is not swamp gas). I had asked the fishermen if they had seen any unusual lights before while shark fishing at this or any other location and they said no. I told them that I had seen much and that I was making reports to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and UFO Hunters, in addition to MUFON, and if they did see anything, to make a report to NUFORC or UFO Hunters because those were the easiest reporting forms.
Shortly after I pointed out the UGO to the fishermen at 9:45 p.m., I saw another one of the amber/orange UFO “fireballs,” straight up the beach from us, just off shore of what I would guess to be Cayo Costa Island, to the NNW. The UFO just “came on” about 3 finger widths above the horizon, slowly drifted for about 4 minutes to the west over the Gulf of Mexico, maybe 2 to 3 miles off shore, and then just dimmed off. I and the fishermen were amazed.
Although the UGO remained relatively dim, this glow went on and off from when I first saw it and pointed it out to the fishermen, until I left at 11:00 p.m. To my amazement, one of the fishermen made a report of it and more “fireballs” the next day (8/10/13) to UFO Hunters. Unfortunately, their report was rather incomplete, as I found out the following Friday night when they were at the beach fishing again, and we could discuss what they saw in detail.
Here’s what they saw for the following 3 hours after I left the beach at 11:00 p.m. that night. They saw another orange-redish fireball come on the same location I pointed out the one seen earlier, and then a second right after. These two objects went quickly west out to sea and then southerly to where they were just about straight in front of them, stopped, and changed direction, going back to where they started from, probably just off shore of Cayo Costa where all the activity was taking place previously. Then they just went out.
A while later, they saw another of the redish-orange fireballs come on in front of them, and then another to the NW (right) of them. These UFOs basically hovered in the same position, occasionally going on and off. I asked them if they went on and off like on a dimmer switch and they said no – just on and off.
A while later, they were looking at the “city on the horizon” glow as they called it, when they got a strike on one of their shark rods furthest to their right. They missed the hook set and came back to where they were sitting, “no more than 2 minutes later” they stressed, to be amazed that the UGO had moved some 40 degrees on the horizon to the south! They were really excited about it when they were talking to me. We both guesstimated that the light had moved at least 25 miles, if not more. Shortly after that the light went out.
From around midnight to 2 a.m., the guys said they saw the mostly red and orange-red fireballs at least 6 times, with up to 4 visible at one time. The night I saw them again (8/16/13), nothing unusual was observed, which in and of itself seemed unusual.