29-year-old Carmen Rich came to Florida (USA) to relax with her family. On June 17, 2023, they were on Fort Lauderdale Beach when a storm hit, and Rich decided to try to capture the lightning on video (see below).
Suddenly, something elongated, bluish, and extremely fast rushed right in front of the camera. Rich immediately noticed it and began to ask her sister Jennifer, “Wow, did you see that? Something just flew over there!”
According to Rich, she immediately stopped filming the video as she wanted to scroll through the footage to get a better look at the flying object.
If you slow down the video’s speed significantly, a blue elongated “stick” without wings and without a hint of something like an engine becomes clearly visible, flying from left to right and seeming to vanish into the air.
Rich says that what she saw scared her a lot because she believed it was either an alien ship or technology created by the US authorities based on an alien ship.
“It was the fastest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. And because it was moving extremely fast, I thought it must have made some noise, but no, there was no noise.”
Rich also mentions that in reality, the object appeared much larger than in the video. At that moment, an airplane was flying in the sky, and compared to the airplane’s speed, the object seemed superfast.
“I was on vacation, so I should have acted normal, but that night I was really scared. I’m glad that I only had this experience and not a closer one that other people have reported.”
“I believe it was a UFO. It could have been something human or non-human, but it was clearly an unknown flying object. I don’t know if it was an alien ship. I don’t think we’re alone in the universe, but I don’t think the government is telling us all the technology they have.”
“I don’t know what it was, but it was something the public wouldn’t know about for a very long time, if at all. I showed the video to a few local people, and they said they had never seen anything like it in their lives.”
Rich later posted the video she shot on social media and received a lot of comments. Some users believed she had filmed a UFO that was trying to recharge from a thunderstorm.
Skeptics have suggested that this is either a reflection of some moving object, such as the glass of a car or someone’s drone, or a rare lightning effect.