NUFORC Sighting 115361

Occurred: 2014-11-14 19:45 Local
Reported: 2014-11-14 19:38 Pacific
Duration: 10 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: St-Augustine, FL, USA

Shape: Other
Characteristics: Lights on object

Five bright lights in a pentagon formation swaying in the sky of St-Augustine, FL.

November 14, 2014, 19h45,-81.2653437,17z

I was walking on the beach of St-Augustine with my wife and dog and I was looking up in the sky for satellites when my eyes caught something that I first thought was a shooting star or a meteorite because it was quite bright and moving fast on a north to south trajectory. The entire observation lasted between 8 and 10 seconds, the time it took to appear in the north and disappear in the south. The sky was clear of any cloud.

The object consisted of five lights that were forming a pentagon shape (flat surface). Each light was the size of a bright star. The object was moving along a mostly-but-not-quite rectilinear trajectory. The shape appeared to be “surfing” in the air as it was swaying on various axes. It also appeared as if there was no unifying body between the lights, although the movement contradicted this observation (see below). It is important to highlight the fact that the movement was the most intriguing characteristic of this observation.

The distance was estimated to be anywhere between three to ten miles. Despite the distance, the object appeared to be extremely large (approx. 3-5 degrees) - the size of one to four football fields perhaps. It was probably travelling at an altitude of 10K to 30K feet. It could have been bigger and farther too.

I immediately tried to point the object to my wife, but the dog started barking at nearby walkers. I kept pointing and telling her to watch, but she was trying to keep the dog under control. The object disappeared and I was frustrated that she hadn’t seen anything. As I tried to describe her what I had just witnessed, she first made fun of me and then suggested commercial planes or jet planes.

The fact that the shape was clearly swaying over multiple axis while travelling at a near constant speed implied that some of the lights were accelerating while others were decelerating. This movement would have been virtually impossible to create if they were not part of the same body. I cannot think of any human-built object of this size that could travel at such speed and not suffer incredible air pressure. I also cannot see how a flight formation could produce such perfect movement given the speed differentials that would be involved.

Posted 2014-11-21

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