|Occurred : 1/25/2015 14:12 (Entered as : 01/25/15 14:12)
Reported: 1/26/2015 5:46:59 PM 17:46
Location: Hudson, FL
|Unknown flashing light flying at high altitude in and out of passenger jet contrail.
Sitting in back yard just past 2:00pm. Clear sunny day. Happened to notice a flash of light in sky maybe 12 miles or so north of Hudson, Fl. Light was not a landing light or reflection.
A small dot of a craft was visible, much as a jet is visible in front of a contrail in high flight. Unable to determine shape. Flight was erratic, in and out of a contrail, above and below it. Also flew west to east along contrail. Not a normal flight path for an aircraft at 30 to 36,000 ft. agl. Object was dark in color.
I tried to video it with my cell phone to no avail, object was to far away. Wife was with me but she is nearly blind, she couldn't see it. I live in Tampa air traffic area and am familiar with flight patterns. Object may have been in Hernando County.
I happened to see a B-17 last Wednesday in Brooksville air space from the golf course I work on in Hudson. Told my boss about it. He thought I was nuts till picture of it was in the local paper the next day.
I am a veteran of naval aviation. The B-17 was at Brooksville Regional Airport for tours last week. What I saw had nothing to do with that.