Bradenton Beach police officer spotted a strange incident while on patrol at Coquina Beach on the morning of Nov. 5 that left him scratching his head with far more questions than answers, reports amisun.com.
“I saw a Coast Guard plane flying over the bay, then I watch them turn back toward the Gulf. I thought what the heck is that as I look up and saw a big black thing in the sky,” Bradenton Beach Police Officer Charles Morose said.
“I’m estimating based on the size of the plane in the sky, it was at least the size of a car, or maybe a small aircraft.”
“That thing had to be moving at least 500 mph,” Morose said.
“It just shot off like a rocket toward the horizon and it was just gone. I’m no UFO conspiracy theorist, and I’m not saying it was from space or anything like that, but there was something in the sky and it was hauling butt.”
Morose said while he has no idea what was in the air over Coquina, he can say with certainty it was not a drone or an animal.
He thinks the Coast Guard plane must have seen the object because it changed course and came back toward the Gulf, appearing to follow the object.
Morose says after the plane began to follow the object, which was almost stationary when he first observed it, its speed and trajectory changed rapidly.
The Sun reached out to the Cortez Coast Guard detachment, who forwarded the inquiry to their public relations department.
After calls to multiple departments, we were told they would reach out if they had any information, claiming there was no incident reported in the area on the date and time reported by Morose.