Go Back Report # 1236


Case No. 161  
Date: 90-11-11           
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 
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=139:1:584016604572706           

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