JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The debate continues over why bright lights appeared to hover and float in the Jax Beach sky Friday night.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says it was an evening skydiving team who appeared to be carrying flares. An organization called "Never Quit" had a night time sky-jumping demonstration scheduled for 8:30 Friday night on area beaches.
A viewer, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed the lights were caused by the release of sky lanterns starting at 10 p.m. She said a group gathered at Mickler's Beach to honor Nicholas Scott Bornman, who died in a car accident Tuesday morning.
First Coast News was flooded with reports via phone and social from confused viewers of the incident around 9:30 Friday.
Viewer Connor Kahill sent us the above video and the following text attached: "My mom saw this and she said it started out as a big ball that looked like the moon then broke off into multiple pieces in the sky. At that point I videoed it. Could you tell me what it is I do not think it is fireworks. I ran down to the beach and another ball of light was way over near the condos and the beach then fizzled out before it got past the building."
What's your theory?