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Occurred : 2/27/2016 15:30 (Entered as : 2/27/16 15:30)
Reported: 3/8/2016 7:09:49 AM 07:09
Posted: 3/11/2016
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:45 minutes
Bright, rectangular shaped object over the Atlantic Ocean, in Delray Beach, FL.

I was at the public beach in Delray ( north end). I was admiring the beautiful cloud formations when I noticed a very bright object, rectangle or oblong in the south east sky. It was too far for me to see the details. I first thought it was a reflection of the sun on a cloud but it didn't move when the clouds did.

After about ten minutes, I didn't notice it there. Then after about ten more minutes, I saw it again, more directly east, it was stationary and was about 30 degrees above the horizon. (I am not good at knowing degrees, so I am guessing but you can observe it from my photos). There was a boat out in the ocean that looked as it may have been trying to go towards the object, I presume for curiosity sake. Then a small plane and two helicopters flew around above us at the beach.

The black helicopter was hovering over the ocean, then moved over the beach (going east to west , yet sideways????), most likely trying to photograph it from a distance???? Not sure. Very odd to hear the two copters and a small plane at the same time in the same area....

I decided to take photos with my iPhone to document it, as it was not a usual sighting. Maybe it was a weather balloon? It was just odd....so bright -enough to stand out. It did not scoot around...but did go from south east to east within the 45 minutes I observed it, and it had disappeared during the location transition.

The object was still there when I left. I am curious as to know what it may have been, any light you can shed would be appreciated.