Location of Sighting: Siesta Key, Florida
Date of Sighting: June 17, 2017
Time of Sighting: 8:23 PM EDT
View Video Clip of the Ball of Light (YouTube):
Description: At sunset a round ball of light flew across the sky at very fast speeds changed directions quickly and disappeared into the water. It was captured on 3 different I-phones.
Witness Response to Investigator Questions: It was the sunset on Siesta Key on one of the private beaches. There probably 60 to 70 people on the beach. We noticed it when we were taking photos and 2 other people we were with were able to capture photos as well. It was moving super fast and then seemed to disappear into the ocean. I actually have a bunch of other photos if you’d like them!
Note: The witnesses apparently saw the object. This not the result of anomalies showing up in the background of videos or photos.
Update – June 23, 2017: The witness responded to my questions and it appears that the object was only seen through camera lenses. Given this scenario the object is likely not real and is a lens flare. The original report strongly suggested that the object was seen and then videos were taken.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.