Credit to the UFOB twitter account for this great case:
According to an April 9th, 1950 news report in the Amarillo Sunday Times (I was not able to find the original issue, but there are a few references online), 12 and 9-year-old cousins, David and Charles Lightfoot, were out fishing when they first spotted a "balloon" in the sky - except upon closer inspection, it wasn't a balloon at all...
The two young boys could see the saucer in detail, and shared their encounter with reporters; David described the craft as "as big or round as a big automobile tire" and explained how "the bottom was still, but the top was spinning around real fast, and on the top of the part that was spinning around there was a little peak that had a kind of spindle thing sticking out of it. The spindle was still, too. It must have been connected to the bottom part."
After watching the saucer land, David ran up to it, and managed to touch it, before it took off "like it was on a string" and disappeared into the sky. The boy described the UFO as feeling "slick" and "hot," like a "snake would." His father said the boy had an inexplicable sunburn with welts upon returning home. This is similar to another case in Texas - the Cash Landrum incident, in which a witness approached a UFO and was burned as a result.
Now, the flying saucer sightings are absolutely fascinating to me. Although they are reported today (see the witness drawings below), there appears to have been a wave of them in Texas in the 50s (see video about those cases below Some of the details these Texas boys describe about the flying saucer they saw remind me of the details of a witness to a saucer in Germany around the same time! ), and so it is hard not to imagine these cases to be connected.
Let me know what you think in the comments, or on Twitter or Facebook.
Video showing a bright ball of light hovering and vibrating over Austin, Texas has been uploaded to YouTube by the witness.
In the video, you can hear the witness' on-camera reaction, and it's priceless! The witness is clearly in awe of what they are looking at, describing the UFO as changing shapes from an orb into a disc. At one point, the witness tries to telepathically communicate with the UFO:
As my husband and I were driving past Round Rock, Texas on December 21, 2021 at precisely 6:38 pm we noticed a bright ORB light in the clear sky that was motionless from afar. The movement you see is from the car driving forward. Zoomed in it appears to be moving vibrating, helicopter like, but it remains in the same spot glowing to full on ORB orange, red fire to a quick dull craft figure. Thoughts anyone?
According to a report submitted to NUFORC (case 164953), someone working on their "weekend farm" in Nemo, Texas (south of Fort Worth) witnessed a disc-shaped craft, the "length of a school bus."
Their nephew also saw it:
Large disc with small rectangular lights sighted on our near ground and the took off leaving vapor trail
"Just as it was about to make impact with the ground, it seemed to completely disappear" - Large Disc Seen Crashing Over in Texas
A report of a "huge flaming disc falling rapidly" over West Texas back in 2014 has been submitted to MUFON (case 118559). The UFO was apparently "as large as a commercial airliner" and although it appeared to crash, it made no sound during its descent or after it disappeared from view:
Flaming disc fell then disappeared very close up.
No photos or videos were taken of this UFO, but it's worth noting that November 2014 was an extremely active month for UFOs in Texas. There were flying saucers reported, crashing fireballs reported, you name it...!
And while there may be a non-alien explanation for some of these sightings (for example, a meteor), for many of them, we are still left wondering... even seven years later!
"It had a humming sound and hovered around 150 ft off the ground" - UFO Witness from 1974 Comes Forward
TexasUFOs has received a really incredible account of a flying saucer over Texas in 1974. D R Wagner was 14 at the time when she saw a silver disc (the size of a football field!, and with colorful lights along the edge) hover over her, before silently and speedily taking off. What is especially intriguing is during the event, her brother's car - which was down the road - just so happened to die.
Check out D R Wagner's drawing of the craft and testimony below:
I encountered a UFO over my home when I was 14 in 1974 after my Dogs began to bark at the sky and I noticed the tree tops were bent over and the wind was up. So I stepped out on my front porch and as I looked up the only thing I could see was the underside of a Silver disk shaped object with multi colored lights(red,yellow,blue,green) pulsating around the under edge of the craft. It had a humming sound and hovered around 150 ft off the ground about the size of a football field. I didn’t see any hatches/doors or exhaust just smooth metal no markings and stayed in place for at least 10-15 min I felt very calm but curious, then as I stepped down off the porch for a closer look darted off in a flash with no sound. Wind died down and the sky was clear. Moments later my brother came home after having his on experience just up the road for our house. His car radio went all static and then his car died. Later that evening I noticed a spotlight searching the woods around my house show my Mom and see say it was a black helicopter and thought maybe they were looking for escaped prisoner or something.
Believe it or not, there was another teen who saw a strange disc-shaped object over Texas in the spring of 1974. In that case, the UFO was seen in Waco, Texas, less than 2 hours away from this sighting in the Dallas area.
To make matters more mysterious, the witness in Waco claimed to see "Men in Black" figures afterward:
Do you think these cases are related? What do you think of the "flying saucers"? Are aliens piloting them? If so, why did they seem to visit us so frequently in the past, but not as often today? (These days, I typically report on Triangles and Orbs versus the classic Flying Saucer.)
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