|Occurred : 12/5/2014 03:30 (Entered as : 12/5/14 03:30)
Reported: 1/9/2015 8:38:47 AM 08:38
Location: St. Johns River, FL
|St. Johns (Route 417): a light overhead dropped to the water level and straight into the tree line.
I am veteran that has seen many night flights of helicoptors and their attack patterns, which is why I thought as this light was weaving from west to east and repeating was a helicopter.
I started to see this light right after I had gotten onto north/east bound 417 from the Aloma on ramp. This light peaked my interest as there was not any other cars in the immediate area.
As i drove it was bounding back and forth in a weaving pattern over 417. As I approached the bridge, the light went out of view. I thought it the helicopter went out of sight, but as I looked out over the bridge, the light was almost on the water with how low it was it I couldn't take my eyes off ot it.
Then in a flash it darted toward the north shoreline still hugging the water. Up to this point, I still thought it to be a helicopter, but when the light kept its pace straight into the trees flickered brighter and was gone.
As this happened I started to yell myself I didn't see this, this did not just happen, but I can't forget it.
Thanks for being anonymous. I needed to say something and it helps.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))