|Occurred : 4/29/2020 22:00 (Entered as : 4/29/2020 22:00)
Reported: 4/29/2020 8:39:17 PM 20:39
Location: Cape Coral, FL
|Light moving sporadically over SW Florida coast
I am a resident of Cape Coral, Florida. I am retired from the Missouri Judiciary and a former pilot. This evening, April 29, 2020, approximately 10:00PM eastern time I noticed a light about the brightness of a bright star southwest of my position which would have put it over Sanibel Island, Florida. It was approximately 30 degrees off the horizon on a mostly clear evening. The light seemed to be a cluster of lights or a larger object that had rotating lights on it.
I watched the light for approximately 25 minutes. During that time it maintained its position in the sky but its movements were very sporadic. I used a pair of 10 X 50 binoculars and positioned the light adjacent to a power pole so I could better determine the object’s movements. I discount the idea that it was a drone because the movements were so erratic. Based on my observation using the power pole as a reference I estimate the movements were several hundred feet in all directions.
The lights were of various colors from red, green blue and white. The colors were very vibrant. The colors diminished later to mostly white. The object started to slowly descend over a period of time and was finally obstructed from my view. I had seen a similar object several times in the sky at my home in central Missouri.