A wild-looking photo appearing to show a fiery saucer-shaped object zipping through the night sky has been submitted to NUFORC (case S171560); the photo was sent along with secondhand testimony of a UFO being chased by nearby aircraft.
What's interesting is a few days later in nearby Lago Vista, another witness made a similar UFO report to NUFORC. Both reports detail a round craft with "haze" around it.
But did someone really see a "flying saucer" over Austin, Texas? Or is this just some hoax? The up-close photo could truly be of anything (for example, a lamp) as there's no frame of reference to show that the photo was taken of the sky.
Check out the photo and report below and, as always, let me know what you think about this case:
There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
"Black, reflective, larger than several football fields" - Texan Sees UFO, or Soviet Satellite?, in 1986
A sighting of an extremely large, black object slowly moving over Austin has just been reported to MUFON (case 124784). The sighting occurred all the way back in 1986, so apparently the witness was not able to forget about it:
Black, reflective, larger than several football fields....
The witness claims that the Austin Statesman referred to the event as "Russian space debris burning up," which they were suspicious about.
I couldn't find this exact wording in old newspapers, but I did find a series of articles from August 1986, which described a "Soviet satellite," called Cosmos 1767, crashing back to Earth, specifically into the Indian Ocean:
According to reports, the details about this satellite were largely unknown, and so it's unclear what it looked like.
According to NASA, Cosmos 1767 Cosmos "was a Soviet ELINT (Electronic and Signals Intelligence) satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Zenit 2 rocket," which was "based on the first generation Tselina ELINT," which you can see pictures of below.
What is odd is there is also an article detailing the satellite crash from February 1986; the problem with that is Cosmos 1767 allegedly didn't launch until July 30th, 1986. So, it seems like there is more to the story...
At the time, the Austin American Statesman reached out to Jim Oberg, a former NASA engineer, and acclaimed space journalist and author, for comment; Oberg said the Cosmos 1767 appeared to be the "fifth in a series of unusual launches."
Just a few years after all of this, in 1988, another Soviet satellite, this time called Cosmos 1900, and this time radioactive, would also be predicted to fall back to the earth, though it's unclear if it ever did.
Is it possible this UFO witness in Texas in the summer of 1986 saw a secretive Soviet satellite? Or was this just a convenient cover story for something far stranger?
Let me know, as always, what you think of this story in the comments.
Did you also live in Austin in the 80s? Did you witness the Cosmos 1767 satellite crash, or something else strange in the sky, during the summer of 1986? Report your sighting, and help us solve this mystery!
A cigar-shaped UFO was seen moving slowly over Central Texas a few months ago. Testimony was sent in to NUFORC (case S168761):
Tube shaped object gray in color and then turned into a brilliant light and was gone.
Although no photos or videos were taken of this incident, many "Cigar" UFOs are reported in Texas. However, there could be easy explanations, like SpaceX or a blimp.
However, if the witness is correct that the UFO moved slowly and then took off with great speed, that is head -scratching.
Check out other "cigar" UFO sightings below, and let me know what you think!
Right after reporting on a triangle UFO that was seen over Buda, Texas, on May 15th, I stumbled across ANOTHER triangle UFO report (MUFON case 122324) from just a few days later, 20 minutes north of Buda, in Austin:
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I went around digging for other "triangle" UFO/UAP reports nearby, and I found this NUFROC report out of Austin, Texas, from April 9th, 2022, which I thought was worth sharing:
Just now - heard helicopter over my apartment - looked out to see Triangle craft - being followed by police chopper
So, what do you think of this recent string of Central, Texas triangle UFOs? Do you think they are all misidentifications (of drones, planes, etc)? Or do you think these UFOs could be part some strange, perhaps alien, pattern?
Let me know what you think in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter. Lastly, if you've seen a UFO over Texas, report it.
5/16/22 Update: The witness has followed up with more detail for us to consider: the sighting occurred on Monday, May 2nd, shortly before midnight, and involved another eyewitness! Here's what they wrote: "We looked at each other in silence for like 10 seconds with WTF expressions on our faces. Then we started discussing what we saw. To be more specific, it looked like 3 boomerangs made of LED glowing white silver."
A brief but detailed description of three possible triangle UFOs over Austin has been reported to me anonymously. I'm still learning more about this sighting, but if you also saw this, let me know!
A triangle like shape like a small boomerang that almost looked like a bird with spread wings flying. There were 3 in unison flying from behind a house appearing to take off from ground because they were flying up North East direction from ground level.
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