Go Back Report # 198


       Gulf Breeze, Florida, July 14, 1971. A woman who requested anonymity reported to a local paper that between 8 to 9 p.m. on this date she and five other members of her family located at a beach cottage observed an oblong object with a gray area "down the middle" for about 15 minutes as it traveled from east to west. She said it had an orange light on each side and a tail with another light at the end. The object was observed during a severe thunderstorm and she saw the body of the object during lightning flashes. She estimated it was several hundred feet above the water of the sound. At one point during the observation one of the lights apparently left the object and approached the shoreline whereupon the family retreated to the cottage. Then the "light" returned to the "craft" which continued its east-to-west motion until it headed north and turned into a "big ball of fire" and disappeared. When the light approached the shore it illuminated the cottage. The object had initially been over what appeared to be a ship on the sound, and when the object left the area, the "ship" appeared to turn over in the water and disappear. "It looked like the ship sank", the woman reported. Under investigation.            
This reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, July-August 1971, p. 4

With Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net    

UFOCAT PRN – 90241

UFOCAT URN – 090241 The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, July-August 1971, p. 4 (as in text above)

UFOCAT URN – 166442 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, #  09854© 2002       

North America – United States, Florida, Santa Rosa

Gulf Breeze - Latitude 30-21-25 N, Longitude 87-09-50 W (D-M-S)

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990   

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 30.37S, Longitude 87.18 W (D.%)  


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