|Occurred : 8/19/1998 10:00 (Entered as : 8/19/98 10:00)
Reported: 8/19/1998 19:44
Location: Dania, FL
|I observed craft cruising over ocean.
I was sitting on the beach [John U. Lloyd State Park] at 10:00 a.m., looking out over the ocean, when I noticed a metallic object occasionally glittering from the sun's rays. It was about 2 miles off the coast, and about 500 to 1000 feet high. I had my binoculars in my beach bag, and got a closer look. It definitely wasn't a conventional aircraft of any kind. It was very large and had no wings or markings, and was very smooth and oval/disk shaped. The object moved North slowly for a couple of minutes, passing in front of a small cloud for a good silhouette view, then stopped and reversed course, maintaining the same speed, and continued, as though it was looking at [or searching for] something. It then quickly "faded" away. The length of my observation was about 5 minutes. The beach was pretty empty, and there were no boats around, so I was probably the only witness.