|Occurred : 10/8/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 100801 22:30)
Reported: 10/8/2001 8:39:22 PM 20:39
Location: Miami, FL
|I could certainly not call it a "craft," but rather a bright object in the ski that looked like a star.
My wife had been walking the dog, and came in to tell me that she had seen a strange blue light in the ski. She was concerned about terrorist activity, and wanted me to see it. I rushed out.
I was it instantly. It appeared to be the size and intensity of a very bright star but perhaps brighter than the brightest star. It had blueinsh cast. Over the ten minute period that I observed it, it moved very rapidly, yet erratically, over a broad area of the ski. Its movement seemed to be quite erratic, reminding me more of the movement of a bat (but not the appearance of one)in flight. It might move in a straight line for no more than a second, then switch directions for another second, and then continue this erratic movement. It was dark and just beginning to rain and I could not see if there were clouds. It did not appear to disappear behind clouds. It did not flicker, and remained totally visible unless I would lose sight of it behind a tree. When this happened, within a second or so, it would reappear from behind the object. In spite of the erratic and random nature of its movement, it did seem to be confined to a reasonably small area of the ski. I would estimate the horizontal boudaries of its excursion to be perhaps 30 or 40 degrees, and the vertical, perhaps a little less.
After a minute or so of watching it, I ran into the house to grab a video camera and ran out to try to catch it on video. I was never able to get it into the view finder, a failure that I found rather disturbing, sine I am very adept at video movies. For what it is worth, not once did I get a glimps of it in the view finder. I speculated that the intensity was not sufficient or that it was moving too fast for me to catch it, though the latter does not seem to be a reasonable explanation.
Eventually, it disappeared by moving behind a tree, down toward the horizon.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length, and we found him to be an exceptionally good witness. He sounded quite credible, and his educational background and experience allowed him to describe the event quite lucidly and unambiguously. A very good report. PD))