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‘Florida Sightings’

1947 or 1948: Jacksonville Florida One Big Bright Light

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1947 or 1948 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Jacksonville, Florida Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): Multiple Size of Object(s): Big Distance to Object(s): 20 mile out Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): out of this real bright light three smaller bright lights Number of Witnesses: Mass Source: Summary/Description: In your report about 1940s you missed a big one, In the summer of 1947 or 1948 in Jacksonville Florida I was about 10 years old when my whole family saw one big bright light in the sky about 20 mile out at about 10,000 feet, and out of this real bright light three smaller bright… Read More

1949: Cortez-Bradenton, Florida Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Jan. 27, 1949    BBU 284 Sighting Time: 2320 hours Day/Night: Night Location: Cortez-Bradenton, Florida Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 25 minutes No. of Object(s): One Height & Speed: Altitude: 8000 feet at first, Speed: 400 to 500 mph Size of Object(s): Approx. the length of two pullman cars Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Resembled a cucumber Color of Object(s): Unusual bright light Number of Witnesses: Capt. Eckerman Sannes, USAF Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index Summary/Description: Capt. Sames [Sannes?], Acting Chief of the Aircraft Branch, Eglin AFB, and wife saw a cigar­ shaped object as long as 2 Pullman cars, with 7 lighted square windows and throwing sparks, descend then climb with a bouncing motion at… Read More

1952: West Palm Beach, Florida Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 19 1952 Sighting Time: 2145 Day/Night: Night Location: West Palm Beach, Florida Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): huge Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc Color of Object(s): gray Number of Witnesses: 4 Special Features/Characteristics: 3 humanoids in grayish clothing that had a sweaty odor. Source: Project Blue Book Summary/Description: Sonny Desvergers, a scoutmaster, driving with 3 boy scouts after dark, noticed a light in the woods and went in to investigate. In a clearing it became oppressively hot & humid, he smelled a pungent smell, and he had the feeling of… Read More

1960: Elliptical UFO with portholes

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 4, 1960 Sighting Time:   09:15 a.m.  Day/Night: Day Location: Sarasota, Florida Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: two minutes. No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Oval Color of Object(s): yellow Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NICAP / Richard Hall, 1964 (from NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1960) Summary/Description: A yellow, elliptical object with four evenly spaced window like openings was observed at ground level by an architect. One yellow oval object was observed by one experienced male witness in a city for two minutes. Related articles A Conversation with Jo Ann Richards… Read More

1965: James Flynn Florida Everglades Encounter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: March 12, 1965 Location: Everglades, Florida, United States Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: Shape of Object(s): Saucer Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: UFO Casebook Source Summary: On March 12, 1965, James Flynn of East Fort Myers, Florida, an experienced woodsman, headed deep into the Everglades with his four hunting dogs. He had planned to spend several days there. On the night of the 14th his hunting dogs took after a deer. Later, hearing a sound like a gunshot, Flynn started up his swamp buggy and headed off in… Read More

1966: Pilot ‘flees’ from giant cone-shaped UFO pacing plane

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 20, 1966 Sighting Time: 10 a.m. Day/Night: Day Location: Near Sebring, Florida Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 17 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): big as a football field. Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): delta Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Source: U.F.O. Cone paces plane Investigator, Vol. Ill, No. 10, Oct.-Nov. 1966, p. 4 ; Hall  2001, pp. 128-29; Keyhoe & Lore, 1969a, p. 7; NICAP report form.) Summary/Description: A Winter Haven, Florida, private pilot reported he fled from a giant cone-shaped UFO which kept his plane in shadow for about three minutes on the morning of September 20, 1966. “That thing had not changed in… Read More

1967: Two craft flew over and landed in remote area near home

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: December 31, 1967 Location: Bithlo, Florida Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: 7:10 p.m. to 1:50 a.m Shape of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 3 Source: UFO Evidence Source Summary: Watched UFO glide over mobile home without sound. UFO was joined by another craft that came from another angle. Both crafts landed in a remote area less than a quarter-mile from mobile home. Moments later, a formation of helicopters and two jets began flying over the general area of where the two crafts had landed. Full Report December 30, 1967, at approximately 7:10 p.m.,while visiting relatives in Bithlo, Florida. Bithlo is about halfway between Orlando and the Cape. Watched UFO glide over mobile home without sound. UFO was joined by… Read More

1968: Florida, Pilot Takes Evasive Action from UFO

At 7:45 p.m., February 28, the three-man crew of an Eastern Air Lines ferry flight from St. Louis to Miami saw a string of unknown lights that caused the pilot “to take evasive action.” Traveling at 18,000 feet, Captain Robert F. Reilman, Flight Officer A. J. Farmer and Safety Officer Rick Morrison first noticed “a red flashing light” at their altitude. In his report to NICAP, the pilot said the light was at their 11:30 position about halfway between Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida. “Who’s this at our 11:30 position?” Capt. Reilman asked a nearby control center. The center replied that they had been in communication with a plane 15 miles away. “Well, this guy isn’t 15 miles away,” the… Read More

1968: Lakeland Florida Encounter with Aliens

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 1968 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Lakeland, Florida Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): 2 Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: Two occupants dressed in white, tight outfits and with headgear, were seen through its transparent dome. Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: hovered 7 feet above a palm tree, a 150 feet distance from the house. Size of Object(s): 13 feet in diameter and 8 feet high Distance to Object(s): 150 feet Shape of Object(s): disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 4 Source: www.temporaldoorway.com  Summary/Description: Mr. & Mrs. McMullen, Miss Sharon Burgess and two school students saw a mysterious object heading towards the McMullen home from a nearby… Read More

1970: Flying saucer hovering above home with blue beam shining down

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: 1970 Location: Venice, Florida Hynek Classification: ND Duration: 23-40 seconds Shape of Object(s): Saucer Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: UFO Evidence Source Summary: In the late 60’s early 70’s, my two friends were driving down Harbor Dr. It was after 11P, the boys looked to their left (east) to see a flying saucer (metallic appearing craft approx. 30 ft in diameter) hovering over a house. The boys stopped and watched as a bright blue beam shone down into the house. Full Report Two very good friends of mine, told me independently, of an incident that happened over 30 years ago but never told anyone (for obvious reasons). In the late 60’s early 70’s, my two friends… Read More

1973: Bradenton, Florida

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1973 Sighting Time: 2050 Day/Night: Night Location: Bradenton, Florida Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: about 5 seconds. No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): 30 feet in diameter and about 11 feet thick Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): silvery reflecting  Number of Witnesses: multiple Source: MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, 1974, pp. 52-52. © MUFON 1974. With thanks to MUFON and John Schuessler for permission to post to this website. Full Report WITNESSES: Patrick Trush/John Dowdy/George Montgomery Patrick Thrush was driving north on 27th Street E when he saw what he thought was an airplane in trouble descending toward the… Read More

1978: Ocala, Florida Radar-Visual Case

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 14, 1978 Sighting Time: 10:05 PM Day/Night: Location: Ocala, Florida Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s): Multiple Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): 50 to 60 feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): oblong Color of Object(s): color of the moon Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: www.ufoskeptic.org | www.ufocasebook.com | Eyewitness account, John Falkenhagen Full Report Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range Tracking Station, a restricted facility operated by the U.S. Navy 32 miles east-southeast of Ocala, Florida (in the north central part of the state) was the site of a puzzling, still-unexplained UFO incident late on the evening of Sunday,… Read More

1979: Filiberto Cardenas Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: January 3, 1979 Sighting Time: 1830 Day/Night: Location: Hialeah, Florida Urban or Rural: -Urban Entity Type: three human-like beings Entity Description: The beings were of average height, wearing dark tight fitting outfits that covered their heads, with winged snake-like emblems on their chests. Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: 2 hours No. of Object(s): 2 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Catalog (1979 Reports); Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions The Measure of A Mystery also Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo Summary/Description: In January 3, 1979 a Cuban exile Filiberto Cardenas was abducted in front of his family. Later, he had an encounter… Read More