"My other friend and I were so scared that we took off running to our homes" - Witness Recalls Childhood UFO Sighting in the Dallas Area
Here's an oldie, but a goodie. According to a MUFON report (case 83420) I just stumbled upon, a "huge metallic cigar-shaped UFO" was seen over a neighborhood in Texas by two friends who were playing outside:
It was 1975 I was 12 years old, I looked up and saw a huge metallic cigar shaped UFO
Updated Story April 15th, 2022
Well, it seems Twitter agrees...this was no UFO at all, but a solar balloon! (See photos below.) I think this is a very fair theory. However, the trouble is I can't 100% verify that there was a solar balloon in the area at the time. After all, it appears most solar balloons are toys and used for recreation, so there wouldn't be a way to track them. According to world-weather.info, it was sunny in Dallas with little to no wind, and so it is possible this large solar balloon could have been hovering for a while:
Updated Story April 14, 2022
As of today, I am still looking into this case. In fact, I'd like to share a comment from a possible witness to ANOTHER UFO just like this one! Maybe it can shed some new light on everything... Richard P writes: "I got pictures only. I was a passenger in my work truck. I was able to shoot pic burst on my iPhone. I was at Spring Valley and Dallas North Tollway. I first noticed it driving east on 635. Once we exited onto the service road, it was still just sitting there. I watched but never saw it moving. We continued driving till i got close enough to photograph it a few seconds at the light at the Spring Valley light. The photo doesn't give it justice...I’m still baffled with lots of unanswered questions. I don't know of anything besides a helicopter that can just sit still in the sky."
Updated story October 2019:
TexasUFOSightings has received a new report of this strange hovering "black pipe" over Dallas! The second potential witness of this UFO just wrote in about what they saw, and they also claim to have video footage. I haven't seen the video yet, but I wanted to share the compelling report in the meantime: "On sept 27,2019 at 10:52 am I was driving north on the Dallas north tollway just south of the 635 interchange. I spotted in the air to my right a long black pipe in the air. the pipe was motionless. It is the same object that I saw reported on your site for the same day. I captured a brief video of the object on my cell phone."
A dark, rod-shaped object was photographed in the daytime sky over Dallas. According to the witness, who submitted a report to MUFON (case 103638), the UFO was totally stationary, ruling out a balloon:
Something just sitting in the sky
What do you think of this photo? Does it show a UFO? Or is it a misidentification (blimp, party balloon, weather balloon), or even a hoax? Or could this be a real unidentified flying object; other cigar UFOs have been reported in Texas this month, so perhaps it is all connected!
An Austin, Texas resident spotted something strange in the sky a few days ago - specifically, a silent, cylindrical object hovering in the air. Although the witness did not have a camera on them at the time, they were able to draw a picture of the UFO and send it, along with testimony, to me:
Driving home from work on Wednesday at about 1:10 PM, I turned from Davis Ln going east to north on Coastal Dr. Shortly after turning north, I looked to the west at a clear blue sky and noticed a rather large Silver/White cylindrical object hovering in place oriented in a North/South direction. The ends of it were rounded like a metal CO2 cylinder. At first, I thought it might be an airplane, but I noticed it had no visible wings or tail. It was rather low in the sky and was obscured somewhat by the trees lining the neighborhood and I moved farther north to get a clear view by pulling over at an intersection that would allow a full view of the object. There was another woman on the street walking her dog who was apparently unaware of the strange sight. I heard absolutely no sound and noticed that the object was devoid of markings, seams, lights, windows, or lettering of any kind and then it suddenly began to move south, as if someone had just stepped on an accelerator causing it to move deliberately at a constant, but not very fast, speed until it was no longer visible from the trees that blocked any further observation. I questioned what I was seeing, whether it was an aircraft or a blimp, but neither of those would act in such a strange way. It was apparent to me that the object was definitely out of place and not a typical aircraft. I had no camera available so I am offering a drawing I made to approximate what I saw. Could this be one of the "tic-tacs" that we have been hearing about?
Compare this sketch and testimony to other similar sightings in Texas:
A really intriguing report of a "Tic Tac" UFO following a jet has been submitted to MUFON (case 119742). Read the testimony below, and let me know if you also saw this, too, or if you have theories or ideas about this sighting:
White tic tac shaped object in broad daylight following jet
Although there were no photos taken of this "Tic Tac" UFO, Texans have filmed them before. See the image below, which purportedly shows a white cigar, disc, or "Tic Tac"-shaped object that appeared in the daytime over Houston. Like this recent sighting, this UFO also appeared alongside a jet, as it was observed during an air show:
I have covered many "Tic Tac" UFO sightings in Texas, but this is one of the first times I've reported on a "black" "Tic Tac-shaped" object. Check out the testimony submitted to MUFON (case 119924):
Black tic tac shaped object seen from SW El Paso above Rio Grande
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