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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 3/16/1999 13:00 (Entered as : 03/16/1999 13:00)
Reported: 2/25/2005 8:54:39 AM 08:54
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 2 minutes
|3 star, triangle formation, moved overhead, created spark, moved back out in direction it came from.
I could not enter the time appropriately. The system would not let me enter it. This happened at 8:35 p.m. above a Hotel swimming pool, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I was there attending a NAMES Project seminar (AIDS memorial quilt) and the last class of the day had ended prior. Everyone else in my group went out for the night, I opted to stay at the hotel, swim and eat. It was evening and I was alone in the pool.
At the far end of the pool, was a bar with bartender and a man and woman having drinks. They were the length of the pool plus some away from me, they were on stools, laughing and talking with their backs turned from me slightly. They were under a canope and could not see the sky from where they sat. I had done a few laps and was leaning up against the shallow end of the pool, looking up at the sky. There were other hotels on either side of me. If I looked directly up and a little to either side I could sky..until seeing the next tall hotel building. Perhaps you are familiar with this strip of hotels along the beach.
Anyway, I was leaning back against the back of the pool, relaxing and looking up. Mind you, I don't drink and see well at night. I need glasses for seeing up close at night, but I could see the stars just fine. I noticed, suddenly, to my right (the direction of the beach) there was were 3 "stars" moving in an exact triangle shape above my head. TO describe their pattern it would be two on the left and one on the right... so that it made a triange shape. I hope that makes sense.
I watched them move across above my head, slowly until the shape was directly over my head above. I remember thinking "my gosh, look at that.. and I looked down at the people at the end of the pool and looked back up again thinking.. if I stop and call them, I may miss this. I want to see what this is...
Anyway, the triangle formation (the star looking objects) stopped then (it was almost as if I knew it was going to do this before it happened) the two stars on the left came together and touched briefly, made a slight spark and then went back into the original triangle shape. Then slowly moved back off the right, the direction it originally came in.. until it disappeared over the hotel roof tops.
It was not a solid craft, but three distinct "stars" for want of a better word, that were travelling, slowly, in a triangle shape. There was no sound associated with this at all.
When I told my friends of this the next morning, they say "ya, right ((name deleted)), were you wearing your glasses?".
What I am wondering, is was there any other report of this being seen, in March in 1999 in that area? I can't have been the only one looking up in the sky that night and seeing this.. What I didn't realize is how close Fort Lauderdale is to the Bermuda Triangle. I hear things like this happen a lot in that area.
Anyway, I live in Salt Lake City and have only been to Florida that one time. I have wanted to have someone document this. Thank you and if you need further information from me, feel free to e-mail me via this site.