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Occurred : 5/20/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 05/20/1999 23:00)
Reported: 1/22/2008 10:54:36 AM 10:54
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Shape: Triangle
Triangular vehicle seen over ocean in Florida.

The object was seen from an eighth floor south facing balcony on the beach of Panama City Florida. The building was directly next to a state park at the end of a little peninsula separating the bay from the canal. It was dark on the balcony and dark outside. It was approximately 11pm. The two observers had been sitting for about 45 minutes watching the sky as they talked. Suddenly one observer saw what she believed was a plane until she noticed that it was not. The object was flying south toward the ocean gulf and was going slow enough and low for her to briefly glimpse a triangular flying object with no lights on it. The only source of light was coming from the back end: a tail of orange/red emissions that decreased in size as it left the back of the vehicle; Think golf tee. Its emissions gave enough light to show the contours of the bottom side of the vehicle. The bottom revealed a scalloped like design, much like the old corrugated roofs. By the time the observer had registered this information and realized it could not be a plane (it was too close and did not look like one), it and its plume shot quickly away with no sound, then disappeared. The second observer saw a light out of the corner of his eye and turned in time to see a flash and then nothing.