Two Sightings Of Object With Lighted Windows

Two Sightings Of Object With Lighted Windows

Date: January 27, 1949

Location: Between Cortez & Bradenton, FL

Captain Ekerman Sames, Acting Chief of the Aircraft Branch, Eglin AFB, and his wife were driving slowly and observed a cigar shaped object, described as resembling a cucumber, at first. The object, observed from the ground through binoculars, was described as long as 2 Pullman cars, with 7 lighted square windows and throwing sparks, approximately 8 to 10 miles away.

In the first sighting at 10:20 p.m. the object approached from the south going north, going from 8,000' into a gradual descent until screened by trees.

In the second sighting at 11:20 p.m. the object was observed in the north, heading south, making a gradual turn to the west, descended then climbed with a bouncing motion, up 4,000', down 2,000' and so on, at about 400 to 500 mph resulting in an overall climb and loss to view at an altitude of the order of 40,000' .

Bouncing appeared to start after the final 270-degree course change, turn to the west.

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