Story updated September 9th (updates in red): Texas UFO Sightings continues to receive statewide reports of a 'wandering" or "wobbling" star that does disappearing acts, changes colors, and even zig zags about! Many people (including a local ufologist who I follow) speculate that this is just a bright planet - perhaps Venus - however most eyewitnesses describe the light behaving in a way that a planet (or satellite, for that matter) should not. Could this be a unique optical illusion that is happening due to unique space conditions?, a super nova?, the ISS, or something even stranger, like an ET space craft or satellite? Although Venus is a bright planet this month, there is nothing on the astronomical/star gazing calendar that would lead you to expect to see anything new in the sky on September 5th, the day these sightings started. If you have theories, join the conversation. If you saw this "star" as well and don't think this is a "star" at all, report your sighting!
Texas UFO Sightings received several reports last night and this morning - from different parts of the state. Everyone saw a very large glowing object very high up in the sky, as if it was a star or satellite. However, it did things that a star or satellite should not do - like wobble, disappear and reappear, and even change colors. The photos the witnesses snapped show a bright star-like object, but each witness saw different things:
I saw the same object over Granbury TX near Stephenville. The object has appeared for the last 3 nights over the lake. Here is a picture off my camera phone.
Lake Lewisville (September 2nd):
I check this site weekly and I wasn't quite sure if this was a planet or some type of Ufo. Now that I have seen others post similar pictures in the dallas area I thought I would share. I came home from work just before dawn and I noticed an abnormally bright light in the sky. I checked an app called the night sky to see if it was planet and it showed that Mars and Venus were in the same area. I was looking south towards Dallas from the lake. The object was the brightest light in the sky which had no color to it like most planets when you view them at night. I decided to get the binoculars out and noticed the light had an odd shape to it. I got my Samsung S6 which has a 8x zoom and great clarity. I began taking pictures and zoomed in further than what I could see with the binoculars. I'm not sure if this was actually a planet or not so I thought I would share. Has anyone else seen this? Thanks you
Unknown city in Texas:
Bright light in the sky it stood out. And watched it for over a hour. Only once did it move enough for to notice. I saw it move forward then backwards in one motion. It would also dim down on the brightness to where it was faint then real bright again. I'm watching it again as I write this. I guess it got smarter about making a visible ruckus. Almost forgot also saw tonight a star looking object moving around the bright object in the sky. I even called my family to see it, satellites I don't know . I'm still unsure about what exactly I'm seeing when i look through my binoculars. I put it on a tripod so it won't move. Anyways i think i see faintly parts of the craft. There's definitely three orb like lights in the center that dim and go bright. And seems to look like i guess wings like a plane on the side and a tail. Again idk if my eyes are playing tricks on me but if they are they been doing it for the past two days. And I'm 27 so still in the prime of my eyes
A friend and I noticed a very bright sphere shaped object hovering stationary in the sky early this morning in the Houston, TX heights area (9-5-15, 6am). No sounds coming from the object, it was silent and very still but noticed many different moving/hovering lights around it. Faint red lights surrounding it, and almost a faint green misty looking trail behind it. We saw the brightly illuminated objects around it moving at an about average speed towards and away from the bright white sphere shaped object. I will not specify on any belief/non-belief on such things, it seems as though most invest too much emotion in that sort of thing... Just want to clearly state facts and provide original camera phone photos we snapped. Very interesting though...
East of Amarillo, along i-40:
So I don't know what this was. I saw it for about 2 hours when it was dark and I was heading from Amarillo to Oklahoma. I figured it was a satellite, and it may have been. The strangest thing was that at one point I watched it literally fade out completely until it was a light blue dot, then gone for about 30 seconds. It then faded back in the exact same way. Weather balloon? It was too high for any kind of tower, and it wasn't an airplane.
I saw a bright object in the East rising the same rate as the stars. It might be a Large Balloon but I'm wondering if it is a Supernova. Perhaps it is and perhaps not.
Pearland (at Woody RD & FM 518):
Like I sat and watched what appears to be a orb whitish in color ,swaying back and forth from time to time then it would just sit still for while and act like a rising star. I'm watching it like right now as I type, when I first came out side for smoke it was yellowish and appeared to be a plane before whatever it is started acting like a star but I'm like dude I see you moving . I'm guessing it could be a drone of some sort because this isn't the first time I've seen this wondering star doing whatever it is doing .I watched for at least 45 minutes
Check out some of the most recent comments and reports about this strange "star":
We noticed a large white glowing light floating straight up into the sky. It seemed to sit still for about 15 seconds, then it slowly drifted to the right , then changed to a bright red color. The color was very intense. This object did not make any noise. It glowed red about 10 seconds then turned white again. It started to slowly lower down but we lost sight of it. It startled us because it seemed to just appear, and we have not seen it before. I read that three other people in Texas could've possibly witnessed the same type of lights!
Did you see this "star" as well? Please report your sighting so we can solve this mystery!
It's very odd to see such a frenzy of reports like this -- but could we simply be looking at the ISS or a satellite? Or is this something much more unusual, like a supernova (as one witness suggested) or even an ET spacecraft? Share your thoughts in the comments or on the Facebook page.
We've got two UFO sightings out of San Antonio to report today - both appear to have happened around the same time, but definitely are distinct.
One star gazer was studying the night sky with a night vision camera when they noticed a light pop up out of nowhere, fade out for a long period of time, reappear, and then fade out again. What's interesting is the videographer didn't notice it had company - another light also appears alongside, exhibiting the same behavior. I - as well as a commenter - sure noticed it, though. These lights could not be seen with the naked eye:
Check out the full video and description from the witness, who often posts videos about fantastical stories but does not appear to be yanking anyone's leg here. Many comments on the video are from other locals who've seen similar things:
I was testing out the night vision or infrared effect on my Nikon d5200 in my backyard at night. When I happened to see a 'light' in the sky that I could only see on my cameras display, I did not see it with my naked eyes! What is it? Faint star, space trash, satellite? It fades in and out and gets brighter and dimmer then it just disappeared! I was filming looking west towards Castroville Tx.
The day before or after (guessing) another San Antonio resident watched a bright white light hover in the daytime sky. Could be a balloon or something boring like that - since there's no video description, we can't really make too many assumptions.
Worthwhile watch, though:
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