|Occurred : 4/16/2018 22:30 (Entered as : 04/16/18 22:30)
Reported: 8/19/2019 3:47:51 PM 15:47
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
|On April 16th, 2018 at 10:35 in the evening, my wife and I were setting on our patio in Port Charlotte, Fl. We were looking for satellites as we often do to see which of us would win the game of seeing the most.
Unexpectedly an object of Triangular Shape about the size of a 737 came across the sky roughly ½ mile to our west and approximately 1000 to 1500 feet and traveling very fast and silent. The craft made no noise on a clear and clam night as a front had recently come through. The craft showed no Navigation lights but had several “Puck” type lights under each wing. I believe there were about 6 or 7 that ran the entire length of the craft.
The object transitioned the area in about 5 seconds and airliners doing the same distance to the local airport only slightly higher than what we saw take about 17 to 20 seconds. The “Tail” of this object appeared blurry as though it maintained some type of distortion in that area.
I am a former airline pilot and Naval Aviator and I consider myself somewhat educated on airplanes and their characteristics. This gave both my wife and I “goose bumps.” I reported this sighting to MUFON and they blew it off as a B-2. I have seen many B-2’s over my time… many. Their engines produce noise and the airframe has a similar but not the same geometry. MUFON stated it was a B-2 on its way to MacDill. I was a young Naval Aviator …21 years old and full of myself. I would never have risked my career by running 1000 feet above a very populated area with no required navigation or landing lights. MacDill is about 67 Miles to my North…. Running through this densely populated area with no lights other than these dim puck type lights under the wing would be a court martial offense in this day and age. I think MUFON did not do a proper job in their analysis.
I would be very interested in what you think. Recently I was watching a program called Unacknowledged and at the 1;26 minute mark….. or close to it, they show a craft that is a very close approximation to what my wife and I saw.