One thing that's great about a meteor shower is it brings people out of their houses and gets them looking up at the sky! So, we've got a lot of UFO sightings to report this weeks. Here's one of many:
Multiple Texans witnessed a round silver object, larger than a plane or satellite, possibly with some "cables or lines" hanging off of it, and sporting reflective lights. It traveled in the sky and was apparently headed southwest from Dallas to Granbury. The first report of this sighting hit MUFON on the 23rd, and then other people who read the report and saw the same object on the same night, chimed in with some comments. While we can't be sure the three witnesses saw the same object, it is rare to see such corroboration about such a specific type of sighting.
Here's the original MUFON report:
I was driving west in the 4900 block of Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth, Texas on April 22 at approximately 1:00 pm. No cloud cover. I looked to the south and there was a silver object in the sky moving to the northeast. It was larger than a plane and very silver. My daughter was in the car with me and I told her there was an UFO. She saw it thought it might be a drone. It was silver and would flip on it's side and you could see there was nothing in the middle. The object had some type of cables or lines that were hanging out of it. The object was luminescent (very silver). I turned off of Camp Bowie to the north and tried to follow it. The entire episode was 30 seconds or a minute. Lost sight of it on Crestline as the trees blocked our view. Was a very strange experience. I do not think it was a weather balloon. I have never observed anything like it before.
And comments from other witnesses:
I saw a similiarly described object on April 22nd, 2013. I was out side around 12:30, just a little ways out of fort worth waiting on the anticipated meteor shower that night. I noticed there was alot of satelite action going on that night, but I have never seen anything of this caliber before. It was closer than any plan/orbiter i have ever experienced, it seemed larger as well. The shape was almost round and had reflecting lights on it. It was in the air for about a minute before I no longer had a view of it. I don't know what it was, but it was very strange and unique. - Tragikklee Faytal
Did you see the UFO, too? Let me know!