5/2 Update: Witness Cody Croft followed up to say that he is not sure exactly how the lights departed, as they disappeared while he was switching out the battery for his camera . As well, he also said he saw the lights blinking, which makes it tough to explain this sighting away as a lens flare or reflection: "The lights seemed to be blinking at a fairly consistent rate. Also I am a photographer and take photos off my balcony regularly. I have never seen anything like this before. It was, in my opinion, definitely not of this world. I have a theory that aliens may have found a way to harness energy from storms or may simply be using them for cover."
A Dallas resident was attempting to photograph lightning when they instead were able to photograph a UFO - specifically a collection of blue white lights spaced out and hovering for 20+ minutes.
Witness Cody Croft submitted the following photo and testimony:
Light blue lights.... There was a major thunderstorm happening and I was on my balcony trying photograph the lightning when I noticed them. The photos I took were over about a 25 min time span and the didn't move, so I know it was an aircraft of human origin.
It is uncertain what the lights did after hovering, but hopefully more will soon be revealed. In the meantime...
While this is a really great photo and could very well indicate some large craft hovering over Dallas, these lights also could be reflecting something off the ground, perhaps a result of the storming weather conditions:
Did you see this craft or group of strange lights as well? Help crack the case and report your sighting.
Got ideas on what these lights are? A large spaceship? A large military craft? Reflections from the ground below? Share your thoughts in the comments or on the Facebook page.
I think it's safe to say Texas got a solid UFO flap on the nights of June 29th and 30th. A ton of reports from all over the Lone Star State hit the web and here's what they have in common:
Let me know if you saw these UFOs (or any) over Texas on June 29th or 30th, or comment if you've got a theory! Maybe drones were just making their rounds?
Here are some video screen shots from sightings that occurred on the 30th:
And a map view:
View June 30th Mass Sighting in Texas in a larger map
Multiple UFOs Over Galveston - Officials Not Talking
Meteor(?) Bigger Than Aircraft Fragments Over Dallas Area
Austin area (Dripping Springs):
East Texas, near Longview:
While I love keeping up with the latest and greatest shooting stars to pass over our heads, I don't typically report on them here, as they are identified. However, on occasion I do read a meteor report that feels a little "off." And that's what I'm sharing here.
Someone reported seeing a fireball larger than an aircraft fall apart, but they were amazed by how big and strange the event was - it seemed much more dramatic than anything they'd seen on YouTube.
Read the full report, submitted to AMSMeteors.org:
it was a strange experience that left me feeling very privileged to have witnessed it. the size and scope of the fireball appeared to me to be much larger than those i have viewed online.
Did someone in Corpus spot a real life alien? Did a UFO land on someone's lawn outside San Antonio? And was an East Texan's electricity cut off by a UFO?
These questions - and more - are raised by some of the latest reports to come into MUFON, Texas UFO Sightings, and other sites.
I got a bunch of sightings I've yet to share from this month and last, out of Houston, Austin, and beyond, and so I thought I'd drop them down here for you to digest all at once (sorry if it's a tad overwhelming).
Very good reads, and many you won't find anywhere but here as the majority were submitted directly to Texas UFO Sightings.
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My wife and I saw an large odd light with no discernible shape behind the cloud. At first I thought it might be a spotlight, but no beam was visible and the shape was not round and appeared to emanated from behind the clouds. It remained motionless for about 5 minutes, but the light would fade at times and then intensify again, sometimes slowly and other times very quickly. There was another slightly smaller light beside it and 2 smaller lights nearby. The various lights brightened and faded at different times but did not seem to be synchronized in any way. After about 5 minutes they suddenly flashed northward at a high rate of speed and disappeared. We waited another 5 minutes but the lights did not reappear. I checked to see if there were any firework shows in Sunnyvale, but the only one is scheduled for tomorrow night. - Sunnyvale
Glowing colors various green one object yellow objects and orange - I was driving home from my mothers residence. One of my neighbors had one land on her property - Floresville MUFON Report (Note: there is a video for this sighting but you can't make anything out of it, so I did not post)
At Approximately 4:18 to 4:20 am Wednesday May 22, 2013. I witnessed 5 distinct lights in semi-formation moving from 282° W to 354° N @ Nominal Speed, at approximately 2500' to 5000' in a non-Uniform fluctuating formation.
My 16 year old daughter, her boyfriend and I all saw 3 amber orbs in the sky last night. They were in a triangle at first then moved into a line, as one faded out. The other two continued in a line and then the second faded out and then the 3rd faded out. We sat in my truck on the side of the road trying to figure out what we just saw. I started driving again not even a minute later, and we saw 2 more in a line. I drove up to a convenience store, were we got out and watched as these two did the same as the first 3 we saw, one faded out and then the other. We thought it was over, so we got back in the truck and we saw the last one. It did the same thing. Treveled across the sky slowly and then faded out. There was no noise, all were the same color. The wind was blowing fairly hard so it couldn't have been anything like a flare. They were all about 6 or 7 stories off the ground no more than 100 yards away from us. they all traveled in a line from south to north. They didn't appear to be a "craft" of any kind, but more like lights.- Diana Miller, Mineral Wells
star like UFO moving then climbed out of sight - Around ten o’clock PM the electricity was out and my spouse and myself was outside to see what happened. I looked up at the sky to view the stars, while looking I could see the stars slightly clearer since several blocks were out of electricity. I was looking in a southeasterly direction and one star began to move I told my wife to look and she saw it as well, the star (UFO) starting moving north and got smaller and smaller (climbing in altitude I suspect) until it was no longer visible. The ufo was twinkling just like any other star in the sky but it started moving after watching it for a few seconds just sitting still. The encounter took no longer then maybe 5-10 seconds at the most. Lately I have been seeing things like this lot (this is my 4-5 sighting this year). - Port Neches NUFORC Report
A ball of spinning colorful changing lights sitting in one spot. It turned red and took off faster than anything I've seen before. - Savannah Carter, Grapevine
Two small crescents facing the same direction in the sky behind fast moving clouds. The sky flashed and a larger crescent connected the two smaller crescents. The shape was bright and slowly dissipated and was no longer visible. The clouds did not cover up the event while it occurred. The object appeared very far away.- Dallas MUFON report
it was way up high in the sky blinking going really slow and I thought I saw an alien - West Side of Corpus Christi
Well it was around 6:15 A.M. and I was waiting for my bus. I was just scanning the sky hoping to see a UFO.
White orbs about 5 minutes apart seen in the daylight flying straight north at an incredible speed. We were in the pool and watch planes come into Austin all of the time and these were not of this world. Could not be a balloon because of the rate of speed and the altitude and the direction. The orbs had a clear circle around them as well. Freaky.- Austin
Driving down the highway, my mom pointed at a group of 4 blck dots we believed at first to be planes but we noticed they were in the same spot close together. Then the one on the farthest left kinda shined for a quick second (we assumed it moved) then the other three followed suit then suddenly they disappeared. We look all over the sky but th four black "planes" were gone. - Southeast Side of San Antonio
Apparently, UFO reports spiked on the night of May 22nd, thanks to the flight of the first solar plane, which can fly day and night without fuel emissions (amazing). It landed at the DFW Airport at 1 AM on Wednesday. The extremely large craft is definitely a cool sight, and its slow and silent movement, large amount of lights, and hovering abilities would most certainly have caused a passerby to scratch their head.
What makes this story even more intriguing is recently we heard about a mass UFO sighting in the town of Quincy, MA - of "an airplane ... buzzing around the city, flying low and slow." As if that isn't spooky enough, the FAA knows what's up but isn't telling! A Quincy resident said "it's more than weird, it's frightening ... I don't know if they're looking for somebody ... they won't tell us." The only thing the FAA had to say about the matter is: "aircraft is not a drone, it's manned, and we have to be very careful this time." Could this solar plane be what Quincy residents saw? And if so, why is the FAA being so creepy about it?
Here's a video of the "UFO" landing:
Here are a few quotes from a local San Antonio news story about it:
The carbon fibre Solar Impulse, with a 208-foot wingspan, flew in from Phoenix during its second leg of a cross-country trip that began May 3 from the San Francisco Bay Area. The plane is the first able to fly day and night without fuel or polluting emissions.
I'm not seeing any of the UFO reports really, but there was one submitted to MUFON and I think it might be describing this plane leaving the DFW airport:
My friends were outside waving for me to go outside and look. I looked towards the DFW airport direction and saw a cigar shaped object with red & green lights on the ends and a red light in the middle that was flashing. It was swaying back & forth changing direction. It kind of resembled a plane but it swayed oddly. Wierd! it slowly drifted towards the south. it was hard to see it at times because of the trees. it was kind of scary I've never seen anything like that before
Here's a video about the recent mass sighting in Quincy that the FAA is mum on:
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