What was in Austin on the night of May 4th? It's anyone's guess at this point. An Austin resident was gazing up at the stars through "polarized" glasses and spotted an object very high in the sky, above all other air crafts. It was star-like, but it was on the move and at one point, it flashed.
Others saw something strange in the sky on the same evening, and they commented on the original MUFON report. One witness saw three lights form a triangle, while the other saw dozens of lights or star-like objects.
As well, another UFO report from the same night (but earlier in the day) also hit the web, but detailed a large, lit-up craft that was preceded by a loud, unnerving sound.
Here's the original MUFON report:
Star-like object moving at same speed as jet stream cirrus clouds seen in eastern skies 453-458pm CDT from NE Austin, Texas. Through polarized glasses could easily see object at same magnitude as nighttime viewing of bright star or planet. A second witness also saw the star-like object from the same perspective. Three jet aircraft crossed the viewing plane during those five minutes -- two at high altitude (20,000 ft +) and one at low altitude on descent to Austin Bergstrom Int'l Airport. The star-like object was undeniably higher in altitude than the highest aircraft viewed. Though no clouds happened to move immediately near the UFO during the viewing period, it is believed the object would have been obscured. At one point, probably around 456pm, the object appeared to flash from a point to a vertical spire as if radiating out from a north and south polar orientation. The flash was narrow in width and lasted shorter than a second. The object moved out of view around 458pm, crossing below the treeline.
Others saw strange things in the Austin area on the same night, and commented:
Hello, at 9:35 last night may 4th 2013 i saw a triangle fly from south to north. from oltorf road to downtown. i only saw it for about 10 seconds being it was moving so fast. it wasnt a solid object it was 3 dim light making a triangle. this was defiantly not a plane. it was very low and absolutely silent. i was glued to my chair. about an hour and a half later around 11 i saw a stream of maybe 15? light in a odd pattern head from west to east. these were going a little slower but still fast enough that it only lasted about 5 seconds. i swear!! on both of these accounts and i am not creating a hoax. it was the most craziest thigs i have ever seen in the sky. - Jared