|Occurred : 3/4/1999 16:00 (Entered as : 3/4/99 16;00)
Reported: 6/3/1999 01:59
Location: Miami Shores, FL
|Craft was Disk Shaped with a dome, self illuminating bright white, saw on a clear day through my telescope.
I was setting in the driveway of my winter home in Miami on a clear day about 4PM. The sky was a deep blue with a very few scattered white clouds. I noticed in the eastern part of the sky what appeared to be a white dot that was stationary. The white dot would disappear than re-appear but always stayed in the same spot. It was very high in the sky as an occasional cloud would pass in front of it. I looked at it through a pair of binuculars and the white dot seem to display a hint of a disk shape. Luckily, I had my telescope already set up in the garage as I planned to do some star gazing later that evening. I have been an amateur astromoner since I was 12 years old and am now 55 years of age. The scope I used was a 8" Celestron with a 20mm wide angle lens. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This was a disk shaped craft with a definite dome. It was hovering perfictly still but then would occasionally tilt straight up revealing it's dome. While it was tilted this way, you could see it with your naked eye as it displayed it's total top surfice area. It would keep this angle for about 5 seconds than tilt back down to its vertical position. At this angle it displayed very little of it's surface hence it would become invisible to the naked eye but was still visible through my telescope. I called my wife and told her to grab the binoculars and look. As the disk was back to it's horizonal position it could not be seen with the naked eye. She grabbed the binoculars and started scanning the area of the sky where the scope was pointing. Suddenly, the disk took off to the south so fast that it just gave a hint of a slight streak in the field of view of my telescope. That was the last I saw of it. My wife never did see it as she didn't have enough time to scan that part of the sky before it streaked off. End of Story.