Star gazers were in for quite the light show on the evening of Wednesday, April 7th, as Space X deployed another "Starlink train" group of satellites. Although people were expected to see it Wednesday night, I received reports from Texans seeing it on Thursday night, too, which leads me to many questions (scroll down to the bottom of the article for those):
Map of some "Starlink" UFO Sightings sent to TexasUFOSightings:
April 7th at 9:03 pm in Haltom City, Texas:
"We looked up after it was pointed out by someone in our group. There was 4 of us. It was gliding in the sky, had no sound. And was glimmering as it went by. It lasted for around 20 seconds and moved slowly over us. It looked 3D but we could only make out the bottom which is where the lights were located. It was long and skinny. It disappeared all of a sudden at the end. It looked like it faded away into nothing" - Anonymous
April 7th around 7:30 PM in Plano, Texas:
"There were many star like flying objects spotted yesterday while we were taking a walk in our area. They were properly aligned in a line . We almost felt like it was a rocket but spotted a rocket in the dark was very weird. We still cannot figure out what it was. They suddenly disappeared from our sight in a proper synchronization.." -Nichole
April 7th at 9:15 PM in Temple, Texas:
"My eleven year old daughter and I just saw a similar object in the night sky at about 9:15 in Temple, Texas. It was rectangular in shape, with the right end seen at a downward tilt. It seemed to glisten as the shape drifted from left to right across the sky. It was visible for about 15 seconds and then it slowly began to dissolve until it was no longer visible. It did not look like a solid shape, but rather a cluster of lights that seemed to shimmer as it moved across the sky. It reminded me of how birds fly together in formation."
April 8th around 9:05 PM in New Braunfels, Texas:
A friend of mine shared with me that her and her daughter "saw the train of lights when we got home from practice and ha NO idea what it was!! Not shooting stars, not a plane, trains don't fly, Harry Potter?, aliens??"
Alright, so case closed, right?
Well, not exactly.
As our own man-made craft become more advanced, from high-tech drones to "Starlink trains," it will become increasingly difficult to distinguish these things from UFO craft. For example, back in 1951, a very similar sight as the "Starlink" train was seen in Lubbock, Texas. Back then, Elon Musk and Space X could not be to blame, so it was easier to conclude "UFO." Now, however, we have so many man-made explanations to choose from.
What this means is UFOs have a much easier job at "blending in" than ever before. I would go so far as to say that if I were an alien wanting to visit Earth in my spaceship, I would choose to do it on a night when Space X was deploying satellites! That way I could have an easy cover if I got found out.
Another challenge that "Starlink" and other satellites/rockets gives us is - they are increasingly hard to track. There are so many deployments, so MUCH space junk up there, that you could blame almost any UFO sighting on something man-made. After all, we are just flooding our little corner of the solar system with lights! According to the Natural History Museum website, "While there are about 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth at the moment, there are also 3,000 dead ones littering space."
So, in conclusion, if you see a UFO, and someone tells you saw "Starlink" or a "drone" or something else man-made, don't assume that to be the case!!! Even if it looks like a "Starlink" satellite or drone!!
4/6/2021 Update: The witness has commented with some more information about the sighting that could help us connect all the dots. Firstly, this UFO sighting occurred in Henderson, Texas, on March 21st (the story originally stated East Texas on March 22nd). As well, here's some additional details the witness wanted to share: "Thank you for commenting and sharing this video. I recorded this video the evening before I posted it around 7pm in Henderson, Tx in the back of the McDonald's parking lot. I saw someone in the drive through pointing towards the sky so I looked in the direction they were pointing, saw this object and began recording. I have no idea what it was and it could definitely be one of the options you mentioned but either way I thought it was interesting and decided to post it just in case."
A glowing white cylindrical or cigar-shaped object hovered in the sky and then disappeared over East Texas, according to a video recently uploaded to YouTube. I'm still looking into this sighting, but if you know more about it, please let me know:
Cigar-shaped white object hovers in sky:
Object starts to fade:
If you can't see the video below due to the age restrictions set by the uploader, click here.
"If you have any idea what this might be please leave a comment and let me know 👀"
This is not the first time we've seen something like this! There have been many reports of "cigar" UFOs over Texas lately, and this sighting also reminds me of a November 2018 sighting in Fort Worth, which you can see a photo and video of below:
What do you think of these cases? Could they be related? Or is there an easier explanation, for example, a military flare that is burning out, or a plane that is flying away from us, giving us a false illusion that it's disappearing?
Let me know what you think in the comments!
"It was definitely an eerie experience to record" - Daytime Video Shows "Swarm" of UFOs North of Dallas
Clear, daytime video showing UFOs over Texas has been submitted to MUFON (case 114462) along with brief testimony from the witness:
Swarm Of Glowing Orbs Disappeared & Reappeared Repeatedly
This case is similar to another one nearby in Fort Worth, but from a week or so earlier (March 19th at 3 AM). A witness wrote into MUFON (case 114261) about seeing UFOs that looked like "stars moving erratically almost like dancing."
Is it possible these cases are related?
Or is it possible that these weren't UFOs at all, but just something like... birds? Just flying to and from the camera, or at an angle that made them "appear" to disappear? Another theory I have is that these UFOs were really just pieces of trash or debris, swirling in the wind.
Let me know your thoughts and theories in the comments below. And if you also saw these UFOs over Texas, report your sighting so we can solve this mystery!
A really great report of a UFO seen flying around the moon has been reported to MUFON (case 114415):
Came from behind the moon
Although the witness didn't get any photos or videos of this sighting, some of my favorite sightings happen around the moon! Case in point, in the fall of 2020, an Austin resident witnessed something almost identical to this one:
Have you ever seen a "moon UFO?" Report your sighting!
Have theories or thoughts on what this UFO could be? Share them in the comments!
A really amazing testimony and drawing of a UFO over the Houston area has been submitted to MUFON (case 114207). Although the sighting occurred back in the 80s, the witness still remembers it to this day, and I'm glad they finally came forward to share:
Cigar shape glowing
Cigar UFOs have been in the news a lot lately, as an American Airlines pilot reportedly saw one while flying. But they are nothing new. Cigar UFOs have been reported for years, as this case proves. And in fact, there was famously a wave of "mystery air ship sightings" in the 1800s, in which many Americans witnessed rod, cylindrical or cigar-shaped UFOs, some of which had strange seemingly alien occupants!
Have you ever seen a UFO like this before? Then report your sighting, and help solve the mystery of the cigar UFOs!
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