ST. GEORGE ISLAND — Tourists on St. George Island claim to have encountered visitors from further away than the typical vacationer.
On May 10, someone posted an account of a close encounter with something unknown in the sky over Franklin County:
“I like to get great sunset pictures, from the Florida coast, so every night at the beach house I would go up on top to the viewing area to watch the sunset, to see if it would be a memorable one or not…
“… as I was looking northwest to watch for the sunset, an object which appeared to be a black orb with a flaming bottom streaked over my head from out over the Gulf, headed inland. I pointed my camera at it and zoomed the lens, and snapped a picture, before the object was beyond my sight. There was no sound at all. I have no idea how high the object was but it appeared to be about airplane height.”
The alleged photo was not posted with the report.
The sighting was reported to MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, an American nonprofit organization that investigates reported UFO sightings. MUFON maintains an online archive of reported UFO sightings and provides a portal for people to report their sightings, abductions etc.
A search of MUFON’s online records going back to 1995 reveals the latest encounter on the island is only one of four alleged UFO sightings reported in Franklin County over the last 17 years.