July 12, 2012 10:50PM
While in the pool at our condo, I noticed a red light in the sky far out over the Gulf. Over several minutes it moved closer traveling East over the Gulf towards me, to the point it paused, drifted to the south then back north. At that time, it paused and the red light seemed to shut down, but the silhouette remained against the evening sky.
I pointed the object out to my daughters, a friend's daughter and a gentleman in the pool. The silhouette drafted north and lower on the horizon behind the condo out of view. It was out of sight for approximately 2 minutes, reappeared to the right, north side, of condo. The red light came back on and it quickly flew N-NW back out over the Gulf until I lost sight, another 2 minutes or so. The red light appeared to be illuminating from the bottom of the object. At the point it was stationary, a commerical jet flew very high behind and above the object. The object was close enough for me to know that it is something I have never seen before.