|Occurred : 3/10/2016 04:10 (Entered as : 03/10/16 04:10)
Reported: 3/10/2016 11:34:23 PM 23:34
Location: Pensacola, FL
|bright round pinpointed flashing white light traveling from the north to the south at a high altitude.
I had just arrived home from working the night shift. It was approximately 0410 in the morning. It was windy outside, due to an approaching storm system from the west, but a part of the sky was clear and there were approaching clouds. I decided to stop outside my front door to take a look at the sky, and listen to the wind blowing through the trees. While looking up into the night sky at almost ninety degrees I observed a single bright pinpointed flash of white light. I can only describe it as appearing like the flash of a camera except much slower and estimated to last approximately one to one and one half seconds. I was amazed at how bright this light was when it flashed.
It appeared to be extremely high in the sky and there were no other lights to accompany it. There was no aircraft engine sound that I could hear. It would flash approximately every ten to fifteen seconds and it was moving from north to south. It was above cloud level, as I tracked it by its flash, I could no longer see it as it passed above the approaching clouds. I could not see any type or shape of a structure around the light. But it must have been attached to an object as the light seemed to dim slightly as it traveled south. It traversed the sky directly over Pensacola NAS. I have lived in the vicinity of Pensacola NAS for approximately twenty years and have never observed anything like this before. I have served in the military and am extremely familiar with aircraft beacon, strobe, navigation, and landing lights.
I thought possibly some type military drone, but the wind was very strong and I am not sure if the military would fly a drone in such weather. It must have been at an altitude above the storm weather as it did not appear to be affected by the wind. I can only guess at its speed and I would say possibly four to five hundred knots.