The report below is courtesy of Ken Cherry who is the director of EPIC Voyagers.
Location of Sighting: Lake Placid, Florida
Date of Sighting: December 29, 2018
Time of Sighting: 4 to 4:30 AM EST
Description: Here are the details of my friend’s sighting: Date: 12/29/18; Location: Lake Placid, Florida in front of the Home & Office Supplies (204 S Main Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852); Time: 4 – 4:30 am; Quotes: ” It was 4 a.m. Saturday morning I believe and it was in Lake Placid Florida right over main Street and when it drifted away just as silently as it was hovering over me it kind of went off to the southeast.” – When asked the direction it came from: “Now that I don’t know because it was already out there when I came out of the building and it wasn’t there when I went in.” Plus, he didn’t experience any missing time – I asked.
Note: The witness to this case related his story to a reporter. The reporter forwarded the report to Ken Cherry who is the director of EPIC Voyagers. Ken in turn forwarded to the report to UFOs Northwest.
Investigator Notes: We have been unable to obtain any more information from the witness. Updates will be made if the witness provides responses to questions. The photos of the object appear to have been compressed. This is probably due to the file transfer process. The photos were taken by a cell phone. Sometimes photos get compressed when forwarded to email. I don’t believe that the photos were fabricated. No evidence exists that would suggest this.
Photo analysis does not show a solid object containing the lights. However, weather conditions were quite inclement so the object could have been obscured. The cloud bases were only 400 feet and the visibility was 1/2 mile in fog. Given the low cloud ceiling the object must have been quite close to the witness. I thought perhaps that the lights could have been a reflection of ground lights on the low ceiling. This theory is dispelled by the fact the witness saw the lights fly away. Some may say that the object was a drone. I feel that this quite unlikely give the inclement conditions and the time (4 to 4:30 AM).
We have requested radar data from the FAA to see if the object appeared on radar or if it could have been a military aircraft. The FAA is not responding to data requests because of the government shutdown. We are hopeful that the shutdown will be resolved and the data will be processed. Updates will be posted.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.