The witness was driving home from work through downtown Pensacola on at 3:45 p.m. on August 15, 2018.
“I stopped for a traffic light and something off to my left caught my eye,” the witness stated. “I turned my attention towards the movement and witnessed what appeared to be an 18- to 24-inch long, silver dart-shaped object moving slowly just above the rooftop of a building. I know it was just above the roof because the object was between me and the taller building behind it. As I watched, it slowly began to accelerate while gradually gaining altitude. It looked more like a rocket from an old science fiction movie than an airplane but there was no exhaust or propellers that were visible. If it had wings, they were very stubby. I really can’t say that I saw any wings. The object continued to gain altitude and accelerate off towards the north, but suddenly made a left 180-degree turn and headed south (back towards me) at a slower pace. The traffic light changed, and I had to move, but I glanced up at it twice more as I crossed the intersection, and it appeared to have slowed or perhaps to have come to a stop about 500 feet up in the air. This was not a drone. Well, not any kind of drone I have ever seen, and I do a lot of research on a lot of things and I have never seen anything this small with these characteristics.”
Florida MUFON Field Investigator David Toon closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.