I almost posted two separate blog entries for these two separate UFO reports, but since they both came out of Austin around the time (10 pm and 11 pm), I'd rather post about them together just in case.
At 10 pm in Southwest Austin (Circle C area) a person spotted a large, wedge-shaped, unlit, gray craft moving silently overhead. An hour later, in northeast Austin (along Cameron Road), someone spotted two objects flying through sky, in changing formations, and making a "whirring" noise. What do these UFOs have in common? Well, besides the time and place, the witnesses made sure to point out that the UFOs were not lit, and they also seemed to be pretty low flying. Luckily, a photo is on the way for the north Austin sighting. And by the way, although the first UFO was described as silent, the witness admitted they were in a hot tub and may not have heard it.
Did you see something in Austin on the night of May 8th? Please let me know! Another mass sighting in Austin happened a couple days before.
Here is the full report submitted to Texas UFO Sightings, as well as MUFON:
I was lounging in my hot tub around 10:00 PM, looking up at the night sky as I often do, after an evening run. I noticed movement from the south in the sky, I was facing west. I looked and quickly saw what at first I thought was a high-power search light tracing along the bottom of the clouds. But almost right away I noticed that there WERE no clouds in the sky at that time. This of course startled and interested me so I sprang up and watched as this thing pass directly overhead, I'm guessing at about 2,000 ft, traveling exactly from the south to the north. Very deliberate motion, no wavering. As I watched it go by I noticed it was very clearly wedge-shaped and translucent-white, like the color of a cloud almost. To describe the shape, it was very much shaped like an Army Private 'chevron' arm stripe; angular and crisp. Almost exactly the same angle and width proportions of a chevron stripe in fact. It made no sound that I could hear (I had one low-power hot tub jet on, I couldn't turn it off since the tub was in 'filter mode', dang it). I didn't notice any lights on it, just a very slight glow to the whole shape. I waited and watched for another 10 minutes for a search light to cross the sky, but none did. A few wispy clouds drifted by while I was waiting - if there was a search light it would have lit those up. No video or pics unfortunately. But I will keep a camera nearby from now on. Just don't want to drop it in the tub!
And the report published by Lights in the Texas Sky:
13407Leaving the Whataburger at 11:15pm...prior to getting on Cameron Road I noticed a whirring sound and a few seconds later I noticed 2 light-objects moving from the NE toward my location and coming from hi to low elevation.