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Occurred : 9/1/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 09/01/2004 22:00)
Reported: 1/29/2005 12:33:20 PM 12:33
Posted: 2/8/2005
Location: Destin, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Lights in sky above gulf waters in Destin, FL

Last year my husband and I took our 1 year old son on vacation to Destin, FL. My father was also vacationing with us. It was during the last week of August, right before Labor Day weekend. One night, after putting our son to bed, about 10:00pm, I walked out onto the balcony and looked out over the gulf waters. In the sky, there were two round lights. They were white & amber colored, kind of like far away headlights. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I thought they were...plane headlights, really close ones. But they weren't getting any closer. They weren't moving at all. I called my dad and husband out to the balcony to take a look, but then they were gone. They just disappeared in the exact same spot they had appeared in. All the while, there were no sounds except the tiny waves that make it into the gulf. All of this transpired in 45-60 seconds.

About 60 seconds went by, and right after my dad & husband made it onto the balcony, the lights re-appeared in the exact same spot. At first just the two of them came back. Then, as my dad, husband and I stood looking at these two lights, another one appeared to the right and just slightly above the others. Then another one to the right and slightly above that one. And then another. So, now, there were five lights with the first two being side-by-side and the other three extending up & out to the right in a diagonal line. Still, I could hear no sound except the calm ocean. After watching these lights appear and stay lit for about 40 seconds, I turned to run inside and get my camera. As I went through the sliding glass door, I looked behind me, afraid that the lights would be gone. Just as I turned and looked at them, they faded to black and I could no longer see them. I did not get a picture.

We sat on the balcony for a few more hours, until about 12:00 midnight. We sat out there talking about what we had seen and looking out over the gulf, waiting for the lights to come back, but they never did.

Now, I'm not sure what we really saw out there. I know that Eglin AFB is really close to this area. Maybe the lights had to do with that. Also, maybe there was a ship way out there in the gulf that we couldn't see, with air craft taking off from it. I guess maybe, we'll never know. However, if anyone out there knows what it could have been, or has seen something similar, any information would be greatly appreciated.