|Occurred : 4/12/2007 20:53 (Entered as : 04/12/07 20:53)
Reported: 4/12/2007 7:32:23 PM 19:32
Location: St. Augustine, FL
|Fast and Silent Object(s) Flying in the Presence of a Military Aircraft
UFO sighting I have observed happened 4/12/07 on or near 8:53pm EDT heading approximately 240 T deg. near location of I-95 and CR 210, St. Aug., FL while walking my dog.
Specifics are that a US Navy prop refueler flew an approach overhead for possible landing at the NAS, Jacksonville, FL, less than 1 minute prior to this sighting. Also a commercial air carrier was heading approx. 005 T degrees, some 25,000+ ft. altitude, 15 seconds before this sighting.
The elevation of the object was difficult to estimate however it was higher than the refueler and appeared lower than the commercial jet aircraft. I could hear the engines of both identifiable aircraft however the UFO was completely silent traveling 4 to 5 times faster than the commercial jet. It had 4 round amber lights arranged in a semi-circular pattern with a slight flickers, similar to a star flicker. The lights appeared at a point of about 45 degrees azimuth eastward (facing southeast) and stayed lit to about 45 degrees azimuth southwestward.
As a seasoned celestial sailor with many months of night sailing, I have never seen this type of light arrangement nor the speed and silence they displayed. I have observed the ISS pass eastward overhead about a month ago from this same spot and am familiar with it’s light reflection and speed.
I would think it reasonable to say a radar signal would be more apparent on a military aircraft than one on commercial aircraft radar of such a flying object.