We have two MUFON reports coming from Austin of a strangely similar UFO over a period of a few nights. In one case, a whole family in Austin spotted a bright light in the sky that moved very slowly, occasionally dimmed, and even interacted with a plane. In the other case, a couple watched a very similar UFO for a long period of time and even got video footage of it (though they never uploaded it). What's interesting is similar sightings have been seen in Magnolia, Pflugerville, and Corpus Christi recently. Here are the two testimonies.
From May 20th:
This object appeared out of the day sky. It was so bright. It couldn't have been a star because the sun was still out and I couldn't even see Venus. The object would dim every 30 seconds (estimated). It would go in and out of brightness. A commercial plan flew right by it but the object would loss its brightness as the plan flew by. When the plan was out of few the object would re-illuminate. There is no way anyone could have missed this. The brightness was just to much to be unnoticed. It moved slower than any craft that I have seen in my life. My whole family was there to see this thing.
From May 21st:
My husband and I often sit outdoors in the evening and last night shortly after I joined him outside he pointed out an object that he had noticed in the sky. He pointed out an object in the Western Sky about 45 degrees from the horizon that had moved into a position just over the treeline. I told him that I thought that it was Venus but he told me that it wasn't because he saw the object move into the location that it was now visible. I continued to keep an eye on the object and noticed that it slowly dimmed and could no longer be seen with the naked eye. It stayed dim/off for awhile and then shortly after became bright again. The object was not as bright as Venus but bigger and brighter than any other star in the sky. A couple of airplanes flew overhead and we noticed the object dim again. We were able to see the object through binoculars and couldn't find a defined shape to it but noted that it did not have any strobes nor did it make noise. I took out my HTC Android cellphone and turned on the video recording option. I was able to capture the object on camera as it hovered and dimmed on and off for about 16 minutes. Note that I was able to establish a landmark on video as the neighbors solar path lights were on and can be seen on the bottom left of the footage. The porch light was not on at their home nor is there a street light behind the house. The total time that we observed the object was 16-18 minutes. I have 2 recording of the object and have uploaded them to Youtube. The first is 25 sec and the second is a little over 16 mins long. Note that due to the quality of cellphone recording and the distance of the object that it had to be extremely bright to even show up on the recording at all. You do not see the object distinctly but with my candid narrations you are able to make out what I was able to catch in the footage. I incorrectly stated the date on the footage. The object was indeed observed on Monday, May 21, 2012 between 9:25 and 9:45 p.m. CST.