Florida witnesses reported nine UFO incidents over 12 days, including one triangular-shaped low fly, one large UFO followed by three smaller ones, a spherical object moving below a passenger jet, bright spirals of light, and four reports of multiple orange lights in the sky.
A March 23 report included details that a UFO in a triangle shape with eight lights was low flying near the witness.
On March 12, one very large UFO with three smaller objects nearby was spotted by a witness who was driving along I-95 toward Orlando with "different colors and different lighting patterns underneath."
A passenger aboard Air Tran flight 823 in final descent on March 14 over Orlando looked out the window and saw a "small, dull silver colored spherical object" in the air below the plane and moving in the opposite direction.
Read about these and more Flordia reports below. Following are the unedited witness reports from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
March 23, 2009 - Saw a diamond shape craft with 8 lights hovering.
I was driving home from work and saw out of the corner of my eye a low flying craft. I turned my head quick to look at it thinking that I was going to see a plane crash and noticed that it was not an airplane. I was just east of WalMart on highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The craft was hovering just above the trees maybe 50 yards away from me. I was so startled that I had to pull off the side of the road. I watched it for about 3 minutes. It had eight lights. They were shaped like a diamond. Four lights made up a small diamond that was surrounded by four more lights that made up a bigger diamond around it. It just hovered there in the sky not moving. I also noticed that it was not making any noise. I had the windows down in my car and I could not hear anything. After a few minutes it just diappeared. I thought that maybe I had blinked and missed it, but I could not find it anywhere in the sky. I know that it was definitely not any kind of airplane that I had ever seen or heard of before.
March 12, 2009 - one larger ufo with three smaller ufos about 1/4 mile in front
i was headed down interstate 95 towards orlando when i saw a large craft just sitting in the sky with different colors and different lighting patterns underneath. i scanned the sky to see if there were more. i then saw three seperate small lights/orbs . the fronts of these three circles starting pulsating and reminded me of a jellyfish. the highway was loaded with cars and yet nobody slowed down or stopped (myself included) to get a better look or take pictures. my thoughts were, this was some kind of stunt because the large ship reminded me of an episode of star trek classic where a klingon or was it romulan vessel decloaked,and that is what this circle (underneath) looked like. i just kept driving down interstate 95.
March 14, 2009 - Saw small spherical orb-shaped UFO while coming in for landing at Orlando International Airport on Air Tran flight 823
I was flying from Chicago to Orlando, FL on March 14, 2009 on Air Tran flight 823. During our final descent I noticed a small, dull silver colored spherical orb in the air below the plane on the left. The object caught my eye because of its gray color and perfectly round shape. The object was at less than half the altitude of the plane. I noticed it, saw it disappear behind the wing and reappear on the other side before leaving my range of sight out of the plane's window. The object was moving in the opposite direction of our plane, slightly faster than our plane's speed. At first I thought it was a power line with some sort of identifying object, but saw no other orbs or power lines. My next thought was that it was a bird, but I later saw a bird flying below our plane. The bird was traveling in the same direction and at approximately the same altitude as the object and it was easily recognizable as a bird. After the sighting I tried to explain to myself what I had seen, but no explanation came to mind. Later seeing a bird which looked very different confirmed that I had seen something unusual and unexplainable. The object was definitely in the air and looked unusual enough for me to want to report it.
March 17, 2009 - Lights would appear then separate into two to three lights then fade out.
While staying at St. George Island Fl. Each night about 9pm while watching the stars we started to see orange lights appear. Sometimes the lights would split into two, one traveling east and climbing to a higher altitude then disapearing while the other staied fixed on the horizon and disapearing at the same time the other one did. Sometimes the lites would apear and then fade out. On several occasion we would hear jets flying out over head. Knowing of the Air Force bases close by we didn't know if there were military excersizes out over the gulf or were they chasing the lights. The lights looked like orange flares but traveled horazontaly and climbed never falling to earth as flares do.
March 23, 2009 - Spiral of lights glowing at 1-3 sec durations with lights brightening and dimmming from tail to center.
I was sitting on my back porch, which faces east, at my home on Nine Mile Road and Ashland Rd. in Pensacola, FL. A Navy base and a regional airport are located near my home. Airline and Helicopter traffic at night is common in the eastern pensacola sky.
At approx 8:30pm
A "spiral", for lack of better term, of lights began glowing a very bright red-orange in the east sky. This was not a helicopter or plane. It would glow for approx 1 - 4 sec then fade out from tail to the center of the "spiral".
I called into the house for my wife to come out and see, which she did.
The event lasted for approx 3 mins. with 10 - 30 secs in between appearances of the "spiral" in different configurations and also bouncing left and right in the sky from one appearance to another.
March 23, 2009 - Sighted object coming home from Pensacola Beach going home in Gulf Breeze.
Coming home from Pensacola beach, I spotted three lights in a row. The object seemed to turn and then it appeared to be triangular with more lights. The lights would stay on 3-4 seconds and then disappear. The object did not appear to be moving, so I assumed it was not an airplane or helicopter. I kept watching as we were driving accross the bridge and the object did not appear to move. I wached the lights go on and off in the same pattern at least 4-5 times. As we reached the end of the bridge and turned on HWY 98 toward Navarre, we looked to our left and the same lights and pattern appeared on the left side of HWY 98 totally opposite the side of the road we had seen it before. This time it seemed to be moving back accross HWY 98 back toward the water. It moved across, in front, above us, and lower behind trees. We were in a Jeep with no windows, but heard no noise what so ever. After arriving home in Midway, we looked in the sky and could see what seemed to be puffy small smoke-like clouds above us, but the rest of the sky was totally clear. Shortly afterwards we saw and heard several military helicopters going toward where we last saw the object. We were totally amazed as we continued to rule out the possibility of planes, copters, flares, ect. We came to the conclusion there was nothing we knew that could exhibit such unusual patterns of movement and light display.
March 23, 2009 - Red-orange floating dots.
in washington highschool in pensacola florida a fire alarm went off with out cause causing many people to come out. now it was around 8:30 so there wasnt very many people in the school other than janitors and orchestra practice students. when every one was out side we heard emergency response vehicles coming toward us but they circled around us torward the airport which was very strange, we were sure they were coming in response to the fire alarm. we looked toward the airport and saw orange red lights that would appear for about 4 seconds and dissapear and appear to the right about 10 - 30 seconds later. it did this about two times when a helicopter over passed us extremely close to the ground for just a helicopter to be flying around. the helicopter made a L shaped turn towards the lights.the lights appeared and dissapeared about 8 times.the helicopter then went around the area we first saw the lights.then about 2-3 min later we were facing the complete opposite direction, 180 degrees the other way and we saw the lights appear and reappear about twice and stopped for the rest of the night. pretty soon after words there was about 3-5 helicopters flying around all of the areas we had just sighted the flying dots. this was all in pensacola florida.right after the fire alarm went off, we heard a loud bass sound for about 30 second to a minute. after the dots dissapeared a large cloud seemed to cover that area.
March 23, 2009 - Red lights in the night sky.
Just over Cordova Mall near the Pensacola Airport, about four or five red lights appeared in the night sky after a fire alarm went off at Washington High School. Several people exited the building and noticed the lights in the sky.
Shortly after, several helicopters and emergency sirens could be heard in the area, but not sure if they were responding to the lights.
The lights faded out, then reappear in random locations in the sky several (more than five) times.
My son caught it on his phone camera, so it's kind of hard to see. At about the middle of the video you can make out a light at the center of the screen. They were joking about what they thought they might be seeing, but then quickly got excited and nervous at the thought that it really could be a UFO. The ringing noise on the video is the fire alarm from the school, but the kids say that they heard a low pitch noise--a "boom"--that continued to hum for about a minute after.
We contacted local media and authorities, but no one seems to be able to explain it.
March 23, 2009 - Thought they were fireworks!
My brother and I were riding in the car and we saw what looked like very low flying planes, until it disappeared and reappeared. There were 5 lights that would fade and disappear and then reappear and stay lit for about 5 seconds and disappear again. This continued on and we tried to follow it (heading south on Log Lake Rd. until we got to Guest? Lake) to find out what the lights were. We stopped at a good place to view the lights in front of a house where the residents were looking at the lights, too. The round lights were about the color of the orange-yellow of common street lamps and we decided they weren't fireworks, flares, helicopters, or airplanes. We live very close to Eglin AFB's and Duke Field's outlying land. I took my brother home (the opposite way we were following the phenomena) and when I came back to jump on the interstate (I-10), there were several emergency response teams coming from that way. I couldn't make out what types of response vehicles they were, though. It's a SUPER rural area, so there's nothing back there for 6 or 7 such vehicles to come from. There was no sound with this...happening. Bizarre!