Life's a Beach (a pun of course): tales from our August vacation.
For months Melissa had looked forward to the twelve day vacation we had been planning, and to spending a good deal of that time sitting on Panama City Beach. Our friend and brother, John Wade Moore, had offered to put us up for a week – or perhaps to put up with us for a week – and we certainly wouldn't turn down his hospitality. So adding a few days to the beginning and end of the time he offered, we also had the opportunity to visit with some of our Christian brethren along the way.
On the night of August 13th, we had dinner and grabbing a few bottles of some good German beer we headed down to the beach to sit and watch the stars. Sitting in the moonlit darkness of a clear night on Sunnyside Beach, which was a stop on the way to our destination the next morning, we saw three unusual lights in the sky, which were certainly not planets or stars. The lights were not part of a single solid object, but were rather points forming a triangle, and each of them would disappear momentarily and then quickly reappear, in a constant rhythm that lasted the entire time we observed them. The rhythm was almost as if the lights were three points on the dial of a clock, each obscured momentarily as an imaginary second hand swept over it. We watched them for well over an hour, and they seemed to be drifting up and down the Florida coast, sometimes a little closer to each other and sometimes moving further away. And while we could see the stars in the background between them, they always maintained the same triangular shape in relation to one another. The next day we noted that in relation to our location, the lights were in the same direction as Eglin Air Force Base. Searching the internet, we found a video which claimed to be of something similar to what we saw, but not quite exact, which was claimed to have been taken at Lehigh Acres, Florida on August 8th, at least 300 miles southeast of where we were staying. Were they UFO's? Some secret government technology? We won't join in the conjecture and the conspiracy theories, but we indeed saw what we describe here.