|Occurred : 5/29/2016 00:30 (Entered as : 05/29/16 0:30)
Reported: 5/31/2016 7:33:15 AM 07:33
Location: Jacksonville, FL
|While stargazing, an ultra fast moving, glowing (white/yellow) object appeared in a clear, cloudless sky, much like any shooting star might suddenly be spotted as it enters the atmosphere. It initially appeared to be moving slightly downward and was thought to be just that, a meteorite.
It then appeared to level out ever so slightly, still at very high altitude. It had a Southern heading.
As it was tracked visually, its abnormal shape became more apparent. The chevron-like outline was the only part that appeared to glow (now a white/blue) and thus was clearly visible, but the interior portion, while difficult to make out, was definitely opaque (making the object a triangle rather than just a chevron).
Just before the object left line of sight, it abruptly and instantly changed direction and increased speed, heading East, toward the Atlantic coastline. There was no trail, haze, or sound throughout the duration of this sighting.
As a military veteran, I initially suspected some sort of stealth craft upon recognizing the unnatural shape, but nothing in the United States military arsenal (that is known publicly or that I've seen during my time in service) can travel that fast or instantly change direction at such speeds.
This was my first unidentified flying object sighting.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))