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Occurred : 8/29/2013 21:05 (Entered as : 08/29/13 21:05)
Reported: 9/1/2013 7:29:09 PM 19:29
Posted: 9/9/2013
Location: Captiva, FL
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 hour
SIGHTING #28. 6th SIGHTING OF A SILVER-GOLD, GLOWING ELONGATED/FOOTBALL (FLYING SAUCER) SHAPED UFOs,11TH SIGHTING OF A FIREBALLS, AND 12TH SIGHTING OF STRANGE “FLASHERS” ASSOCIATED WITH A UFO Wow. This was a close repeat of what I witnessed last night. Because it was so similar to the previous night, I ended up with 2 pages of notes, versus the few paragraphs I usually jot down after a sighting. It was partly cloudy, but there were stars out in places. I could lights on in my “cornerstone” 3-story house on North Captiva, 8 miles away, but the lights were a bit hazy.

At 8:55 p.m. I arrived at the beach where I regularly skywatch, just north of the rock jetty at Blind Pass, on the south end of Captiva Island, Florida. There was still a bit of light in the sky. At 9:05 p.m. I saw an object with naked eyes that was as bright and as big around as Venus, approximately 60 degrees above the horizon above the Gulf of Mexico, traveling about as fast as a satellite, NW to SSE, but at an altitude of about 10,000 feet at the most. I watched it through my binoculars for a little more than a minute and saw that it had very sharply defined edges and was indeed a sphere. It was by far much larger than any of the numerous satellites I have seen. It had a luminous, off-white exterior. The sun may have been reflecting off of it, but I’m not sure, other than it was not a plane or satellite. It went into a cloud as it went south and that was all I saw of it.

At 9:12 I saw with my naked eye a bright orange “fireball”, about the size of a grape at arm’s length, just seaward and above southern Cayo Costa Island (see Map), at an altitude of around 2,000 feet. I watched it through my 10X42 binoculars for 10 minutes as it dimmed down in brightness and changed colors to an orange-white, and then mostly a dull white, while it drifted out to sea 2 to 3 miles, and downward to approximately 1,000 feet or less, where it dimmed out.

Shortly after the fireball went out I started seeing in the same area little pinpoint flashes of white light (one form of “flashers”), maybe 500 feet above the water. A good description I just thought of was that they were like perhaps like flashbulbs going off at great distance. There were 4 or 5 of them in a fairly small area, strobing irregularly, on for a split second and then off for a full second, sometimes flashing quickly numerous times, just like last night. Then 2 of them came together, one above the other, one right on the water, and the other 200 to 300 feet directly above it. They were lined up vertically and perfectly. I didn’t see what happened to the others because I was focusing on the two, which quickly stopped strobing and became steady, dim white lights, barely visible through my binoculars. After a brief while they both slowly started getting brighter, stayed bright enough to see with the naked eye, and just hovered in place for about 5 minutes. Af! ter this time the one on the water became very dim quickly, as if going into the water, and then disappeared. Within a few seconds the light above dimmed out. I could still see occasional dim pinpoints flashbulbs of white light in the area for a while.

At 9:45 two bright, deep amber, oval lights came on in the same area but closer to shore. When I looked at them through my binocs I could see that they were “stacked,” one directly above the other, EXACTLY LIKE THE SILVER-GOLD UFOs I’D SEEN ON PREVOIUS NIGHTS!! I actually got rather frightened, because I was alone on the beach, an it was really dark. Except for the fact that they were amber colored, they behaved just like the ones last night with distant “flash bulbs” going off in the vicinity. I watched these objects for a solid 10 minutes. One was right on or very near the water and the one above it was again, 3 or so object widths above it, no more than 200 feet above the water. They went on and off 7 or 8 times. Right before they went out there was one fairly bright “flashbulb” that went off just to the left (seaward) of them. During the time they were dimming on and off, the one on the bottom would just get real dim and looked like a little blob on top of the wa! ter. I thought at the time that it was dipping in and out of the water because of the way it was acting. I also thought at the time that they were pulsating very, very slowly. The one on the bottom went out after about 5 minutes, and it took the one on the top another 5 minutes before it went out, slowly getting dimmer and dimmer.

At 9:56 I was walking north on the beach to talk to a fisherman up there and asked him if he saw what I was seeing. He said no, that he was mostly looking straight out on the Gulf, instead of 90 degrees to the right. Then the two elongated amber lights came back on and we both looked at them for 2 or 3 minutes before they went out. They looked through binoculars exactly like the ones I’d just seen, and they were in the same spot. Again, the one on the bottom went out first, and then within 20 seconds or so the one on the top went out. I did not see any “sparkles” or “flashbulbs” in the area this time. Shortly after this last event I went back home to write up my notes.

These observations know lead me to believe that these elongated/oval deep amber objects, which were of the exact kind and quality of amber light as amber/orange “fireballs,” may have been the same as the elongated dull silver-goldish craft I’d previously seen, just a different color phase. These objects may even be shifting shapes, but I have yet to whiteness them in the act.

I now have two more reports to write up, one from my friends sightings on Sanibel Island, and one of a very strange colored, bright sky-blue and red “fireball” that had a shimmer around it and was very bright and the size of an orange at arm’s length.