11/11/20 Update: I have followed up with the witness, whose name is Melanie (not MelAnie, my apologies), and they have shared that the only theories they've heard from others are "government satellite." However, the fact that the light did a "full circle around the (moon) within 1 minute" and "practically kissed the moon the left side," makes it very unlikely to be that -- or a drone, for that matter. I agree with Melanie's assessment. Satellites are slow and go in a straight line, whereas drones fly lower in the sky and are often noisy and even have blinking lights.
To help us crack this case, Melanie has shared another photo of the mystery green orb, which really shows how close it got to the moon:
An Austin resident and her daughter were star gazing when they noticed a mysterious green light circling the moon! Check out the photos shared by Melanie Baccus to me on Facebook:
My daughter wanted to go out & take pics of the low, Orange Moon the other night. To the far left there's a Star or Planet that never moved. You, or someone can tell me exactly what. The Green Orb wasn't visible to my eye, only in my phone camera lens. It came from bottom right. Circled around Moon Counter-Clockwise, practically kissed it on the left, then kept moving along. So weird! If I hadn't taken these photos myself, I wouldn't believe it!
What could this strange orb of light be? Could it be something simple to explain like a drone, or is it much too high in the sky? Let me know what you think in the comments, and if you saw this as well, report your sighting!
A report of an "unusually bright object" hovering and making a fast circular motion before disappearing in the sky, has been submitted to MUFON (case 105583) along with a picture:
A unusually bright in the sky
Believe it or not, I often read testimonies from people who stop to observe a pretty twinkling star, only to notice it... move!
What's peculiar about this sighting, however, is the spiral that the UFO does. That had me wondering if it could have been a meteor or shooting/exploding star? There was only one fireball report filed Texas for the night January 15th, however, and it was far north of Austin in San Angelo. But as with UFOs, not all fireballs and meteors get reported or noticed!
What do you think of this witness testimony and drawing? Let me know! Did you see this disappearing "star" as well? Report your sighting!
Several folks in Central Texas witnessed a very strange string of lights glide through the sky in the early hours of Tuesday morning. I've seen reports out of Austin and Houston, so far:
Starlink Satellites to blame?
But it turns out that aliens are probably not invading the Lone Star State. SpaceX launched a "fleet of Starlink satellites" on January 6th, and so many online are suggesting that Elon Musk is really to blame for these UFO sightings! Based on the launch date, and other photos of Starlink satellites I've seen in the past, this theory holds a lot of water:
Where most reports of UFOs were reported, Houston:
What Starlink satellite looks like from down on the ground (pretty amazing looking):
That said, with the increase of man-made advanced craft, from drones to satellites, we should be careful to not be so quick to judge or debunk a UFO sighting. After all, there are famous sightings from the past that are very similar to the "Starlink train," and so we what are we to make of these sightings? Would they be incorrectly debunked as our own satellites if they were seen again today?
Compare photos of the famous Lubbock Lights (1951) and Stephenville lights (2008) to recent sightings of SpaceX satellite launches and let me know what you think... maybe our technology is catching up to ET's?
A video taken from the road appears to show two strange, bright lights hovering in the night sky. In the video, two witnesses (possibly a father and son) can be heard discussing the strange sight in front of them. I'm trying to learn more about this sighting, but in the meantime you can check out the video that was uploaded to YouTube below, and as always, let me know what you think - drones, streetlights, hoax...aliens???
A very large, glowing, cigar-shaped object was seen hovering in the sky (seemingly near the moon) by an Austin, Texas resident. Check out the photo they shared on Reddit as well as some of the comments they made on the Reddit thread describing the sighting:
... I was driving home from work at 10:30 pm and I saw this thing in the sky. It didn’t look like a cloud, it had a set shape to it. I watched it as I drove for about 15 more minutes. I then pulled over to take a picture of it. It stayed there all the way until I got to my home.
What's interesting is another dark, cigar-shaped object was photographed over Texas recently, but in Denton several nights before this, which UFOJane discussed it in a recent YouTube video:
Fast forward to 2:32 mark for cigar UFO over Denton, Texas on July 10th:
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