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Occurred : 11/15/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 11/15/2003 22:00)
Reported: 11/17/2003 3:31:31 PM 15:31
Posted: 11/26/2003
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:2 minutes
UFO streaks past hotel and unreported aerial search of beach and ocean is conducted by the navy (most likely) or coast gaurd

We were staying at a hotel on Jacksonville Beach with a room facing the ocean. We were on the balcony and something flew very close to the hotel, about 20 to 30 yards from where we sat on the 8th floor. We could easily have thrown a rock and hit it if we werent stunned by seeing it. It seemed oddly shaped like a rectangle but wobbly and it made the same noise a helicopter makes and it had a bright red glow coming from it which made the whole side of the hotel red. We didnt know what it was but an hour later we noticed lots of activity up the beach by naval station mayport, spotlights and the whole base lite up like a christmas tree. We then drove as close to mayport in neptune beach as possible and sat watching for hours all the activity out in the water. There was several helicopters with search lights skimming over the water, there were at least 12 total helicopters, 7 were skimming over the water about about 2 to 3 miles out, they would pass each other and come back and there were at least 5 helicopters we could see up the beach and up in the sky above the beach. We left after a few hours because we thought MPs would come out from the dunes and arrest us but as we left the electric boxes on the poles were all buzzing very loudly, we have been to the beach here before and the electric boxes didnt buzz like that normally. We went back to the hotel and in the morning there were still 4 or 5 helicopters skimming the water and at least 2 we could see flying about the beach. We checked the news and all the places online for any searches or rescues but nothing was reported.