|Occurred : 9/6/2004 00:35 (Entered as : 09/06/2004 0:35)
Reported: 11/11/2004 5:04:37 AM 05:04
Location: Lakeland, FL
|Went over house during hurricane
Hurricane Frances had been setting on us all day and I was staying up SUN. night watching reports.We were in the east eye wall and catching it bad. At 12:35 I started hearing what sounded like a large engine running (like a utlity truck or something) on the road in front of my house over the howling wind.I thought what is a crew doing out in this .I had heard earlier on TV all county vehicles had been orderd off the roads.Then the sound got louder like it went in to a great strain and more of a roar. About this time I realized it was getting closer to the house comeing across the front yard. Then I thought OH CRAP Tornado,but in my mind that didn't jive.I ran to my back door which faces north and stepped out on the first step and looked up.The wind was comeing from the south and all kinds of debris was going past the side and over the house to the north. Now the sound was right over the house and had changed to what I can only describe as the roar of a rocket at lift off, deafening. Still looking up I jumped to the ground (to get a better angle) just in time to see a yellowish light pass over the tree line of my back yard. The trees are about 30 feet high and I could see the tops silhoueted by it just a few feet above them. What ever it was it was going west to east cross-wind to the storm. I couldn't see a shape but I could tell something soild was there. No way was this a plane or helicopter.In a couple of seconds it was out of sight and hearing range due to the storm.I'm 50 years old and have worked electrial mechanical all my life. I'm sorry for taking so long to report this but we'er still doing clean up from the three storms that crossed us.