In 1997, a couple of years after Everbank Field was built, an unidentified object (aliens) were spotted at the stadium. Drivers crossing the Hart Bridge first discovered the invaders.
Cars screeched to a halt when drivers realized what they were witnessing. The sight caused a 30-car-pileup, and dispatch’s phone steadily ringing. Nobody was seriously hurt, but somebody was probably abducted.
The calls were helpless, police chases rarely leave the planet – otherwise Cops would be the number one show in the world.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was so overwhelmed they had to call for reinforcements. Dispatch thought it was a naval drill, but people on the bridge knew it was nothing they had seen before – except for one crazy guy.
There are dozens of people quoted about what they saw – all with identical stories. The first officer on scene, Deputy Adam Dean, “resigned” a week after the sighting.
By the time the National Guard arrived the visitors had vacated, but they left their mark on Jacksonville and Everbank Field.
^Their Mark ^
So, I said true, but this is actually all fiction – my friend Anthony thought of the idea, the details, all me. If you read the fine print (subtitle), Northeast Florida’s odd and USUALLY true stories. Plus, don’t believe everything you read.
Picture of aliens over Everbank Field: by Anthony Galasso.
Picture of the damage: