|Occurred : 8/23/2017 21:45 (Entered as : 08/23/2017 21:45)
Reported: 8/23/2017 7:49:23 PM 19:49
Location: Treasure Island, FL
|Roughly 3-5 miles off shore of sunset beach on treasure island, many lights appeared in a horizontal line across the water. There were a few red lights, a green light and a giant bright white light.
Suddenly, all lights turned out and the giant white light turned directly at us and you could follow the path of light straight out from our beach house. It got even brighter and then disappeared for about 30 seconds.
At this time, my cat ran out of my house and down onto the beach and was fixated on the lights. All the lights came back on, but this time they were vertically stacked like a tower and moving all over. Instantly, my cat ran very quickly back into the house and under a bed.
A few minutes later, the lights turned out again and this time about 20 seconds later, turned back on but they had moved from where they were and now sat about a mile to the south of where they just were 20 seconds earlier.
We reported it on the non emergency line of treasure island police dept. 2 officers responded and drove on the beach. They stopped immediately when they saw it and called me back to inform me that they see it, and aren't sure what it may be. They said the coast guard does training off shore sometimes but they normally are made aware in advance so they can field calls, like the call I made. The officer stated that they had not been made aware of any training exercise tonight and would try and figure out what it is.
All of a sudden, the entire object and lights vanished. Not a trace in sight. As soon as they disappeared, both officers immediately turned their vehicles around and left the area and wouldn't stop to talk to my husband, who tried waving them down.
Something very strange just happened, and no one seems to know exactly what this was.