|Occurred : 8/28/2013 21:02 (Entered as : 08//28/13 21:02)
Reported: 8/30/2013 7:54:33 PM 19:54
Location: Captiva, FL
|SIGHTING #27 AUGUST 27, 2013 – 5th SIGHTING OF A SILVER-GOLD, GLOWING ELONGATED/FOOTBALL (FLYING SAUCER) SHAPED UFO SILVER-GOLD UFO’S AGAIN, 10TH SIGHTING OF A FIREBALL, 11TH SIGHTINGS OF STRANGE “FLASHERS” ASSOCIATED WITH A UFO After several evenings of rain or otherwise not being able to get out to my regular skywatch place on the beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, just north of the rock jetty at Blind Pass on the south end of Captiva Island, Florida, I arrived this night at 9:00 p.m. As soon as I set up my chair, I looked north and saw with a naked eye a dull white light very near the horizon, no more than 2 miles seaward of southern Cayo Costa Island, which in uninhabited, and is just north of North Captiva Island, which is just under 8 miles away from me. Cayo Costa runs north and south and is 6.5 miles long, and just offshore there and North Captiva is where I have been seeing MUCH activity lately. It’s south end is right on the outside edge of the horizon, to the NNW of where I normally skywatch. House and other lights are easily visible to the naked eye on North Captiva from my vantage point, with my eye level being about 12 feet above sea level. There is a 3-story house on the Gulf! beach, on stilts on North Captiva, in which you can see lights in windows on each floor with binoculars at night; I estimate that the roof top is about 60 feet above sea level. I use it for estimating the size, distance and height of objects I see in the area.
I brought the light into focus with my 10X42 binoculars and saw that it was a spherical light, versus a definable object like the elongated football shaped UFOs I previously saw. I would estimate that it was around 100 feet in diameter, which is about the same length of the clearly defined football shaped UFO’s I’ve previously reported on (Sightings # 22 to #26). It hovered around 150 feet above the Gulf’s horizon for about 5 minutes, quickly rose to about 1,000 feet, hovered there for a short while, brightened up and then faded away within 30 to 40 seconds.
At 9:15 I saw through my binocs one of the “single strobe flashers” I’ve reported on before. It looked like it was over the right side of N. Captiva, about 400 to 500 feet above the island, maybe a quarter mile to the right of tallest house there on the beach, and around 9 miles distant. These points of light would show up in 1 to 3 second intervals, which made it easy to follow. Every once in a while there would be a bright flash, must mostly it stayed about the same. I watched it drift about 2 to 3 miles over, or just beyond, the island and go out to sea as it slowly dropped in altitude. When it got about 2 miles off shore it drifted right near the water’s surface and then went out.
Right after the strobe went out, and while I was still looking through my binoculars and started making a sweep along the horizon, I saw just to the left of where the other light went out, THE SAME “DOUBLE UFOs” I’d seen and reported on not more than a week ago!!! These were right on the horizon, one just a tad above the water, and the second right above it by 3 craft widths. These objects seemed more hazy (probably because there was a strong breeze), but still the same dull silver and goldish/yellow color. They were around 100 feet long, and a little less than half the height. The craft did not merge as they had before, at least that I saw while they were visible. They did change brightness though, independently but not regularly, with one getting really bright, and then the other, and so on. They would only be visible to the naked eye in their bright phase. I got a really good look at them and watched them for a good 3 minutes before they disappeared, with first the! one on the bottom going out, and then the one on top going out.
I really hate to say this, and should have said it in my first report on these objects, but the fact is that they were typical “flying saucer” shape. I don’t even use that term any more because people immediately think you are nuts – UFO with the description I’ve given covers both bases and seems to be more acceptable. I am sending with this report a photograph that almost stunned me when I first saw it, that was in Filer’s Flyer #35 email today, submitted by MUFON from Fayetteville, on August 24, 2013. This picture is a striking resemblance to what I’ve been seeing, except for the color and the budge in the middle.
At precisely 9:30 there was a very large white “flash” of white light just north of North Captiva Island. It was INCREDIBLE! It lit up almost half of the sky for a brief second. It looked like a bomb probably would have looked like. I saw nothing directly associated with it as I was looking in that direction for 12 minutes before I had my next sighting. Wow.
At 9:50 I saw again the same flying saucer shaped UFOs, again one above the other, right on the horizon, except that these seemed more amber colored. They were in pretty much the same location as the earlier ones, about 2 to 3 miles off shore, but according to my notes from that night, they were further north than earlier, north of North Captiva, probably off of Cayo Costa. The one on the top was no more than 300 feet above the horizon. I watched them through my binocs for a few minutes, when the one above changed colors to an off-orange color, and the one below went out. Shortly after that the one on the bottom came back on, still amber, and then went out again.
A minute or so later the single UFO slowly drifted upward and became a bright white and began to pulsate slowly. It was easily visible with the naked eye at 8 plus miles away. Then it stopped pulsating, got really bright, disappeared, and then all kinds of pinpoints of strobe light appeared, exactly like all of the “flashers” I’ve seen many times!! WOW! These flashes of white light were spread out to about half the width of my binocular field of view, which I’m guessing is around a quarter to a half mile at that far distance. Most of the points of light of light would come on once every second or less, and there was an area where they were flashing rapidly, stop for a bit, and then do it again. Then over a period of 4 to 5 minutes both the number of pinpoints of light, and the time between flashes, became slower and slower until they all stopped at 10:02.
I saw nothing else until 10:10 when I had to leave because of the no-see-ums. This was an absolutely amazing sighting and I really wish I could get someone out here that has a good camera with a telephoto lens. Both of my shark fishing friends have now independently filed UFO reports on what they have seen here, but they are only here on the weekends. SOMETHING SPECIAL IS GOING ON OUT HERE! I went out the following night and again saw similar things, and then the following, reports on which I will soon file.