Yeah, I lived on Siesta Key (outside Sarasota) for a couple of years in the early 90s. I wasn't working, and I spent every single day
beach, and about 6 hours of each day in the water. Seriously, I just hung out on the beach every single day
, and you get to see some pretty
when you're out there every day for two years.
Anyway, one day in the middle of the week in July, not too many tourists, and I was hanging out at a place just a little south of Siesta Beach — a
place called the Point of Rocks
, an ancient petrified beach. Maybe you know it. I guess it was around noon, and I was just staring out to the
horizon, and I realized that I was looking at a solid object, maybe a mile out, that was just hovering above the water.
It looked like it wasn't very big, maybe the size of an office copy machine, kind of blocky, white, with some metal highlights, like metal trim. And
I just sat there and kept staring, and it stayed out there, unmoving, about 10 feet above the surface, I'm guessing. So, after about 15 or 20
minutes of watching this thing just sit there a mile offshore (which is not as far as you think), I got up and started walking back toward Siesta
Beach, and I'd glance back out every once in a while to keep my bearings in relation to the hovering thing.
So, I made it back to Siesta, which is about a half mile from Point of Rocks, and I could see
very plainly that this thing was still
sitting there, same position, totally motionless, hovering over the water. So I walked over to a guy with a JetSki and I asked him if he could see
what I was seeing. His mouth just hung open when he saw it, but you better believe he kicked that JetSki in the ass
and was going out to
I figure he was about half-way to the thing when it simply disappeared
. Like, I'm looking at it really intently
one second, and the
next second I'm going WTF? Where'd it go??
It was just gone
, which is kind of a sickening sensation, seeing something vanish right in
front of your eyes. The guy on the JetSki suddenly just looped around and came back to shore, and he said he lost it
, he lost sight of it
because the surf was too rough.
And I said, "No, you lost it
because it disappeared."
So, I guess that maybe ten or fifteen people on the beach saw the thing that day, everybody sort of murmured when it vanished, then went about their
business. I'm telling you, Siesta Beach is a really tough
crowd. It has to be something like an MTV film shoot or a Coors Women's
Volleyball Championship to impress the folks at Siesta.
— Doc Velocity