A veteran star gazer got their first UFO sighting. At first, they thought they were looking at an especially big and bright planet, but when the glowing object started to move, things started to get weird. It morphed into a clear glass ball and eventually dimmed out. After seeing this, the witness "stood there for a few minutes with [his/her] mouth wide open staring at the sky."
Here's the full report, submitted to MUFON:
I've been interested in the Universe and physics for most of my life. I've spent many nights just gazing at the stars looking for unusual objects. I've seen hundreds of satellites moving slowly across the night sky. I've seen the space station as light reflected off of it from the sun as it moved across the sky. I used to see them more frequently living on a farm in Cross Plains, Texas. Now living in the city the lights keep me from seeing such a large number of stars and planets, but on some nights the visibility is good. On several occasions recently I've see what I initially thought was a satellite moving across the sky only to see it make a complete u turn and head the opposite direction and I've seen small dimly lit objects moving in different directions across the night sky changing speeds but nothing I could say for sure it was a UFO. Last night I was having a hard time sleeping, so at 4:00 am I got up and went out to the front porch, it was a good clear night. When I first stepped outside I look across the street toward the Western Sky where I frequently see bright planets and stars, but when I looked up this time I immediately saw this very bright circular object, it was a bright as a car head lamp at one block away. It didn't cast a beam, it glowed brightly. I first thought to myself wow that is the brightest planet I've ever seen, not even thinking about UFO's. As I stood there for a few seconds it started moving away from me, so I sort of ran toward the road to get a better view. As I did this, the light started to dim until all that was left was a round transparent sphere. It looked like a clear glass ball in the sky. As it kept moving away it slowly disappeared out of sight. I actually stood there for a few minutes with my mouth wide open staring at the sky. This was like nothing I've seen before. it was big and bright and made no sound. I didn't see any air traffic around for several minutes. I know the patterns the planes take as they approach the airports or take off. I also see fighter jets as they take off from Carswell, they usually fly very high once they get this far. This object was within our atmosphere. Hard to tell how high but to guess 5,000 ft or less. At that height I would guess it was 300 feet in diameter. It emitted its own light, not a reflection.
A Texan taking a smoke break in their backyard noticed a bright white orb hovering very high up in the daytime sky over a neighbor's house. It then moved up and down and side to side before shooting up and disappearing into the stratosphere. Man, do we wish we had video of this! Sounds like a true blue UFO to me.
The sighting gave the witness a feeling of "elation and a sense of peace." What's especially intriguing is this is not uncommon apparently, the New Braunfels resident sees these all the time. Here's the full MUFON report:
I was in our backyard smoking a cigarette and waiting and I noticed a bright light shoot across the sky, very very high up. It then stopped and hovered over the house next door (still very high). I watched as it moved up, down, went to the side for about 10 feet, went back up, straight down about 15 feet, hovered again for quite awhile, then shot straight up and out of sight.This is nothing new to us, the only thing new was this was the first one that I have witnessed during the daytime. I always feel elation and a sense of peace when I see these.
A couple headed home from Lubbock stopped for gas and got a lot more than they bargained for: a UFO sighting... better yet, a UFOs sighting. They witnessed 60+ red lights, blinking in a strange pattern, followed by long white lights that behaved totally differently than these, followed by... get this... a more classic UFO, a round object with lights seemingly rotating at the base of it. They were totally amazed - yet not fearful - by the sighting and "think and talk about this constantly." The wife is a painter and is attempting to recreate the scene, but admits she "won't be able to do it justice."
Here's the full testimony, submitted to MUFON:
We were traveling home from the Lubbock area after a doctor visit on June 6th, 2013, heading East on Hwy 62 moving between Floydada in Floyd County and Matador in Motley County just after 10:30 pm. We had stopped in Floydada for gas at 10:25 pm. I was driving the speed limit of 75 mph with the cruise control on. It was very dark because there was a new moon. My husband, first saw the red lights to the South of the highway. It was a huge field of bright sequentially blinking bright red lights and it was a little ahead of our position. My husband said to me "Look at all those bright red lights. It doesn't look like any kind of airfield I've ever seen, besides this is Floydada. No airfields this large around here." Then I looked and commented that I didn't think airfields had rows of bright red blinking lights. Then he said "They are blinking sequentially." We were only about a few of miles outside Floydada heading East. There were about 60 to 100 of these red lights in horizontal rows blinking simultaneously about a mile in length and about tree height above the plains. Then suddenly we noticed that we were alongside parallel to the field of red lights, just about in the middle. My husband was telling me excitedly about this as I looked over and saw the same thing. It was parallel with us. A few minutes after seeing the red light field become parallel to us, we then saw 6 to 10 bright white vertical lights appear within the red light field flashing upward in sequence. However, the white light "pillars" were not in sinc with the red lights. These vertical white lights continued for several minutes and then vanished. Since I was driving, my husband kept his eyes on the objects. I was looking as much as possible. The objects traveled parallel with us for about 10 to 15 miles continuously then slowed a bit so we were ahead about a quarter mile or so. Then suddenly they were back parallel to us. By now we were discussing how we were certain that this was an event like nothing either of us had ever encountered before and that these were something unknown and extraordinary. We were not afraid and did not have any feeling of urgency or anything. I wanted to pull over and watch but my husband was so tired and wanted to continue home. Then, however, another large object just appeared in front of the red light field. It was a round object, not a sphere but a very large circle or large cylindrical shape, flat on top and bottom, out in front of the field of red lights still blinking simultaneously. The round object had several rows of bright white light panels rotating around it. It appeared to be rotating slowly. This was all totally bazaar! These followed along parallel to us for another 10 miles or so until we came to the canyons of the Cap-rock off the plains where the highway cut into the canyons and blocked the view. We both think and talk about this almost constantly. It was incredible to see such a thing! We had to tell you about this. I am an amateur painter and I am attempting to paint the scene. I won't be able to do it justice.
We've got some pretty clear nighttime footage of a triangular shaped craft hovering in mid air. Three lights, two white and one red and blinking, are clearly visible, but why is it so still? Or is it moving away from the camera, and we just can't tell? It eventually fades away into the darkness.
Definitely not a helicopter, but it might be a drone or some experimental craft... heck, even an RC plane. Comments on RealUFOs.net's post about this sighting seem to conclude it's just a jet, nothing more, nothing less.
I don't have details on who saw this, as this was re-published by a UFO video-collecting YouTube account. Check it out for now, and hopefully I'll be able to follow this post up with more details:
Austin band Speak (shout out!) snapped a great photo of an explosion in Downtown Austin. The first question that comes to mind... is what the hell exploded in Downtown Austin? Then you might notice there's a UFO lurking right above the cloud of smoke, a gray saucer-shaped object.
I don't have an answer to either question. I can't find any local news item about a big explosion or fire in the area. And no word on the streets about the UFO, either. I'm almost wondering if this is a fake photo?
It's just an instagram moment in time and no one appears to have seen this UFO with their own two eyes, so it could be a smudge on the camera, some light distortion, or even something as harmless as a bird or helicopter. It's worth nothing, however, that UFOs frequently pop up around natural and man-made disasters.
Still, if you saw something in Austin on June 13th, let me know!
Here's a series of tweets about the sighting:
Downtown Austin: um, were you just obliterated by a nuclear explosion? http://instagram.com/p/aW3y2An7ks/ - @hearSpeakhear
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