Pollack, his wife Elise, and nine other people were congregated at a favorite UFO-watching spot, Shoreline Park, at about 9:50 pm local time Sunday night.
At 9:57 pm, one of the women named Pat Gerbig yelled from her vantage point on the boardwalk that there was a red light over an area some distance away called Fort Pickens. Ray, Elise and three others were not able to see the light from where they were then situated, but quickly moved to Pat's location and watched with the rest of the group as luminous apparitions appeared five more times, separated by short intervals of about five minutes between sightings.
Three of the illuminations were reddish-orange or amber pulsing lights, very low on the horizon. Pulsing occurred several times, with slight movement between each pulse, Pollack said.
Sightings of this kind have frequently been reported in the Gulf Breeze area.
The two other sightings were higher in the sky (about 15 degrees), again in the general direction of Fort Pickens, but huge in comparison with the others.
"These were massive saucer shaped lights of mostly red defining the saucer-like shape and yellowish colored segments seeming to define windows or ports fairly evenly distributed throughout the lighted area of the sighting," Pollack wrote.
"From our vantage point on the boardwalk, these covered a diameter of a 50 cent piece at arms length, with the second of these being somewhat wider in diameter than the first. It may well have been that the second, or larger sighting, was the same phenomenon, only closer. It was the consensus of opinion from those present that this was probably the case.
"It should be pointed out that in previous sightings, the saucer shape has not been defined by any type of self-luminosity in conjunction with the ports or windows being observable," Pollack said.
In all five of the reported sightings, the phenomena simply disappeared suddenly without apparent dimming or brightening.
Pollack said that there were no aircraft observed in the area before or during the time of the sightings. Checks with the Air Force and Navy also showed that there were no flare drops either Sunday or Monday night. All the witnesses agreed that the sighted objects did not resemble any kind of flare drops that have been seen in that area.
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