|Occurred : 12/16/2008 21:28 (Entered as : 12/16/08 21:28)
Reported: 12/16/2008 7:37:08 PM 19:37
Location: Naples, FL
|High altitude, stationary flashing light, 3 minutes in duration.
On 12/16/08 at apporx. 21:28 I was out in my yard smoking. Not looking at any particular area of the sky. Out of the corner of my eye a flashing white light caught my eye. I looked up and saw nothing, I proceed to look at other things. Again a flash caught my eye, again I looked up and saw nothing again. This happened again, I thought I was just getting a glare off of my glasses. This time I stared at the area where I saw the light flash. This time I saw the flash. I thought it was just a high flying airplane. I stared at the area for approximately 3 minutes and the light flashed at intervals of approximately one every 15 sec.. This light was stationary , it did not move. It was not much brighter or larger than a distant star. I fixed it’s position with a star to determine if it was moving and just so high that it appeared to be stationary. It did not change position. After about three minutes the light grew dimmer and dimmer with each flash until it was no longer visible. This dimming lasted about the duration of 3 flashes. As it grew dimmer it stayed in it’s original position The light was observed in the southern sky from my position, high above the horizon. There was no sound associated with this light. The sky was cloudless, 100% clear. A commercial jet flew through my line of sight at the time of the flashing light and it’s lights were much, much brighter, and much larger. The jet seemed to be at a normal cruising altitude, the flashing light seemed to be much, much higher.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))