|Occurred : 10/5/2014 (Entered as : 10/05/2014)
Reported: 10/6/2014 8:52:41 AM 08:52
Location: Marathon, FL
|Bright object with 5M trail & underwater garage spotted 2.5M SW of Jolly Rogers campsite Marathon, Fla.
((NUFORC Note: We see nothing noteworthy in the photos. PD))
On Sunday 10-5-2014, I was researching some of the area in the Florida Keys using Google Earth. Last year when I did this I did not see what I saw this time.
Approximately 2.6 miles southwest of the shore of the Jolly Roger’s RV camp, Marathon Florida, I spotted a bright dot in the Gulf of Florida (appears to be underwater). The spot had a tail that appears to be about 1.5 miles long at first glance. After closer inspection it appears that the bright dot came from a garage type object under the Gulf and traveled about 5 miles. May have gone further, but Google Earth plotted area for just a short period.
Further investigation of the bright object was difficult as Google Earth pixilates as I zoom in, however, I was able to estimate the size of the bright object. It was the about 160 feet wide by 180 feet long with a path signature about 150 feet wide.
The underwater garage appears to be a crescent shape about 160 feet wide at the opening –almost the exact width of the object.
The coordinates of the object on my Google Earth are: 184.108.40.206N 220.127.116.11W The coordinates of the Garage on my Google Earth are: 18.104.22.168N 80.54.39.00W
Image from Google Earth 20-5-2014