Case No. 161
Local Time: estimated 0200
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Location: Pensacola, Florida
No. Witnesses: 3
DB: kk CB: a PB-1: a PB-2: x UFOD: 0
Abstract: This interesting incident occurred above Big Lagoon, near the coast-side city of Pensacola and involved two fishermen. The nocturnal light first appeared as a single white star to the south of them over the Gulf of Mexico. But as it came closer, a yellow, red, and blue light could be seen in a regular, repeating sequence. It seemed to move vertically at times and continued to approach the men. They saw a dull orange light from the bottom of the object reflecting from the water's surface and a bright red light on its top. Near its middle was one row of four windows and a rotating ring near its base. Its surface reflected moonlight as polished metal would. On several occasions, it emitted "blue beams to the water . . . .One fisherman tried to mentally ‘talk’ to the object and it appeared to react to his thoughts.” The other man went to find a telephone to report the event.
The UFO flew away toward the southwest and, while doing so, an airplane circled it. "The object shot out a 'red ball of light,' which the airplane followed."
Comments: The alleged CE-5 component of this event is as problematic as most of the others are. This area of the U.S. has witnessed a surprisingly large number of sightings over the past ten years. The presence of an unspecified airplane is also interesting since it too seemed to evoke a response from the strange light. Why the pilot would follow the red light and not the main object isn't clear, nor is it reasonable.
Reference: Current Case Log. 1992. MUFON UFO Journal 294 (October) 18.
Reference for the above text is: CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., p. 265, © 1999.
UFOCAT PRN – 122583
UFOCAT URN – 211358 MUFON UFO Journal, October 1992, p. 18
UFOCAT URN – 114452 Computer Catalog of UFO Reports 1988-94 by Paul Ferrughelli, #1406, © 1992
UFOCAT URN – 122583 CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard Haines, p. 265, case 161, © 1999
UFOCAT URN – 118302 MUFON UFO Journal, May 2000
UFOCAT URN – 168613 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 15407, © 2002
North America – United States, Florida, Escambia
Big Lagoon Latitude 30-19-15 N, Longitude 087-21-18 W (D-M-S)
Pensacola Latitude 30-25-17 N, Longitude 087-13-01 W
Gulf of Mexico Latitude 29-11-13 N, Longitude 089-56-12 W
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