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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/20/2020 22:00 (Entered as : 08/20/2020 22:00)
Reported: 8/23/2020 9:26:16 AM 09:26
Location: Satellite Beach, FL
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|Last night of FL vacation observed a large red object sitting in or near T-storm over ocean near Cape Canaveral.
My wife and I were spending the last evening of our Florida vacation watching the storms over the Atlantic Ocean, east of our condo in Satellite Beach Florida. This was on 08/20/2020. We were sitting on the beach, just out of reach of the surf, or so we thought, that plays a part in a moment.
The storms were quite a ways out, at least 4 to 5 miles or more. To our north is Cape Canaveral and Cape Canaveral Air Force Base.
While sitting and talking we were also taking short video clips of the storms and the beautiful lightening displays within them. While doing so we noticed quite a few aircraft moving about in the vicinity of the storms, some getting very close and we remarked about how one would think that the pilots would try to avoid flying into the storms. Most of the aircraft were far enough away they were just blinking dots.
At approx. 2200 hrs I noticed that one of the aircraft appeared to be much closer, or actually much larger, than the others we had been seeing as it was bright, comparable to Venus in the night sky. It was a steady red color and not moving: It was in or at the north edge of the storm front. I noted this to my wife and she said it was just another aircraft. But it was NOT moving. I noted there was an aircraft moving northeasterly to the north of the larger light, and one moving due east away from the large light. These were clearly much further away or much smaller objects. I watched the object sitting, not moving, for approx. one minute.
I started my phone to record video of this (so I thought) and just as I did a large wave came in and struck us as we were not far enough away from the increasing waves lol. This caused us to grab our stuff and quickly retreat further back on the shore. I refocused my attention after this brief, just a few seconds of clamoring up a few feet, interruption of viewing the object and it had now moved. It was now northwest of where it had been, still just as large and bright, but now it was roughly in between the two other mentioned air craft which were still moving the directions they had been. By my estimation it was now sitting just east of Cape Canaveral. I went to continue filming and realized my phone had not started filming, my error, and when I did get the video to start I aimed my phone back toward the object in question it was now gone.
Some things of note: There had been a launch of some kind from the cape on Tuesday 08/18/2020 I believe. There was another launch scheduled for the next Monday I believe also. We were near both a spacecraft launch area and an USAF base. Other than the roar of the ocean there were no sounds detected. I am a LEO (going on 20 years) and also a lifelong believer in our planet being visited by other entities from other worlds, but have never experienced anything first hand related to this belief. I am a lifelong resident of Oklahoma and not a resident of Florida thus I don’t know what lights and craft are “normal” in the night skies, but I don’t think apparent instantaneous acceleration is normal and this object exhibited that twice.
I decided that I was likely not seeing anything out of the ordinary and was going to let it go, as in not report to NUFORC, which I am aware of thanks to Coast to Coast AM. That is until I was catching up on recorded shows on my DVR and began watching the latest episode of “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigations” on the History channel. This newest episode was talking about sightings of orange or red objects off the U.S. east coast, including Florida. Thus I am making this report.
I have no idea what I saw but it displayed things that stood out: Larger, apparently, than surrounding objects that were clearly aircraft. One solid color, red, displayed. No other flashing lights to indicate aircraft position etc. It moved twice at a high rate of speed: Once when I had to move my position, and again when I activated my phone camera. It moved completely out of sight on the latter.
Thank you for your work collecting these sightings!