|Occurred : 6/25/2001 21:10 (Entered as : 06-25-01 2110 est)
Reported: 7/11/2001 18:21
Location: Atlantic Ocean,
Duration:about 45 sec.
|Pilot report of a bright light
((NUFORC Note: We believe that this pilot is describing the launch of what we presume was an ICBM, launched, we believe, from a U. S. submarine. All the information we have received about this incident points to an unannounced launch from a position at sea, although this report suggests to us that the launch must have taken place several hundreds of miles to the east of the east coast of Florida. PD))
June 25, 2001. 21:10 ET. 09:10. I am a corporate pilot, at that time we were flying between DIX (aviation aid)NC, to Mrlin intersection (aviation aid)in the Bahamas, atlantic route 1 (AR1), to Fort Lauderdale FL. at an altitude of 39000 Fts. About 160 NM east to the Jacksonville coast FL, in the Atlantic Ocean, heading SW (210ºstm), we saw, at the begining, like a cream color, small oval, moving east to west, heading (110ºstm) about 25º up of my left horizon, and making light curves and little circles in an up parabolic track. Then stop moving about 80º up. At that moment the cream color oval switched to a massive super bright white light (hallogen light) like the sheriff helicopter lite. And just the light started moving like searching. I could see the shadow of my left arm inside the cockpit (weird!!!). I saw a giant cloud forming around the lower and the upper side of the light (like a mushroon upside down). Suddenly the light turned off, but the big cloud remained there loosing the bright. We flow for an hour and ten minutes more at 300 Kts, (about 300 miles) and still we could see the cloud. We couldn´t see any kind of body object, or object aproximation because of the super bright of the light. I read the Nuforc note in all the sighting reports that mentioned the launched of an ICBM from the Kennedy Space Center, but when I saw the light I was over the Atlantic Ocean and I saw it starting from the deep east side(Atlantic Ocean). As a reference, my airway (AR1), was like if you draw a straight line between Beaufort Inlet NC. to Fort lauderdale Fl. From this perspective the KSC appears to the west side of my way.