February 9th 2014
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Lakeland, FL
Time: Between 5:30-6:30 pm (approximately)
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Uncertain, was so high up we couldn't see even with binoculars. We saw what first appeared to be lights randomly blinking/flashing, 3 in a triangle pattern. After watching fo about 10 mins we realized that it was probably the sun reflecting off the underside of whatever it was.
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear sky, no wind, contrails from jets stayed straight and didn't move , sun was very low but not set at first, moon was at about 2 o'clock in western sky
Description: We saw what looked like randomly flashing lights (3) in triangle pattern coming from the north moving generally south, with random zig zag movements flashing from 2- 5 seconds apart. Always saw 3 in same pattern same distance apart. Judging from jets in same area, we determined this to be at a much greater altitude ruling out helicopter or small plane.
It traveled southward for probably 15 -20 minutes and when it had passed over and we were facing north and looking almost straight upward, the sun was close to the horizon but still not setting yet the object changed direction to the West, pretty much straight toward the moon, that's when we realized it was the sun reflection from something, that we were seeing and not lights. When it was in same area in sky as the moon the flashing stopped and we lost sight. (the sun was setting - about 15 more minutes the sun was set.
We tried to use binoculars to identify it thru ought all this but it was just too high only visible sign was the flashes. Also the speed was not at all constant ever, and the path it followed was like a bees or humming birds, randomly moving sideways and back, slower and faster but way slower than planes or jets.