A mother and son witnessed a UFO the other night, and were curious enough about what they saw to send TexasUFOs a video. In the video, you can see a very large bright object hovering, but the witness described it also moving very fast and occasionally shining red or blue lights.
Today is January 30, 2017.
What do you think of this UFO? Could it be a drone? Satellites and planes certainly don't move fast like the witness describes, but perhaps this is just a mis-identification? Do you live in Humble or the Houston area? Have you seen a start that's... not really a star? Report your sighting!
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A large shiny metal craft was seen hovering north of Houston. The witness sent testimony to MUFON (case 79742) and described the UFO as looking like a "massive traditional shaver," either referring to a razor or drill from what I can tell, so the UFO may have been T-shaped:
Large stationary reflective manual shaver craft. Hoovering close to Bush Intercontinental Airport
Did you see this UFO in Humble as well? Report your sighting!
7/2/14 update: A similar UFO was spotted at Fort Bliss in El Paso a few months later.
A Texas UFO Sightings reader was quite shaken by a UFO they encountered - specifically a very large circular UFO hovering silently and then disappearing mysteriously. They graciously and anonymously submitted their testimony to the site:
I was driving south on Hwy 59. Not sure of the closest city to me but well before Humble. It was between 8 & 9 pm. I noticed up ahead of me to my right off the road & about 2 to 3 times as high as a regular hwy light, lights in a circle. I remember thinking that is a really strange huge highway light. It's colors were red, white/yellow & green. I thought really early for Christmas lights. As I got closer I realized it was NOT a highway light or tower. As I got real close I started freaking out. I couldn't see any poles the structure was on, I kept thinking it has to be on some kind of structure. It's diameter was very large. It was maybe 75 feet off the side of the hwy and probably 30 or 40 feet off the ground. I slowed down as I drove past it. I could see it was floating & I could see under it. It was very bright & scared me. So, I speed back up. When I looked back in my mirrors it wasn't there. It never made a sound. It just did appeared. Please explain to me what this is... I feel like I have lost my mind.
What a sight! Did you see this in the North Houston area recently, too? Report your sighting!
7/8 UPDATE: This is not the only UFO sighting like this from June 30th. Read more.
A Texan was woken up by the sound of a jet - well, they thought it was a jet. Since they were used to crafts flying overhead (due to their location), they thought it was odd to hear such a noise at 3 am. Then they noticed that the moon was especially bright, and so they peeked out the window and realized, that's not the moon at all - but instead a very bright, pulsating ball of light moving in different directions. By the time they busted out their camera phone, the UFO was gone.
Here's the full MUFON report:
June 30, 2013 I live on the flight path to Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). I was sleeping & I woke up to the sound of a jet coming in for a landing. It was unusual because they usually don't have a lot of planes coming from that direction after about midnight or 1am & I knew it was later than that because I went to bed a little after 1am. I could see a bright light shining through my shades. (I have matchstick shades w/ a canvas backing. they are for privacy, not light blocking) and I remember thinking, "the moon is really bright tonight." I was laying there trying to go back to sleep when I saw the light slowly move from the right side of my window to the left side. and I thought, "the moon can't move like that." and I sat up & watched the light slowly move back to the right & as it was moving I noticed that the light appeared to be shimmering. I opened the shade to get a better view of the sky & the light wasn't the moon. the moon was peeking out from behind a cloud & it was a half moon & an orange color. the light I was seeing was bright white, oval/football shaped and under the clouds. It was a shimmering light, like the way sunlight plays on the surface of choppy water, except this was in the sky. there were faint rainbows at the edges of the light and it was just moving back & forth across the sky. I kept thinking, "am I really seeing this. am I dreaming? Is this real? what is it?" I looked away, rubbed my eyes to make sure I was awake, & looked back & it was still there. and then I thought, "Oh my god, where's my phone." I ran to get my phone to film it & when I got back it was gone. I was facing east, it was about 45 degrees above the horizon. the moon was above the clouds & about the size of a nickel. the light was below the clouds & about the shape of a football but the size of a tennis ball maybe a little bigger. I checked the time when it was all over & the clock read 3:17 am. I checked IAH's website & they had Qatar Airways 6075 from Atlanta land at 3:30 am & that was the only plane that came in at that time & it was late it had been delayed 80 min in Atlanta. I have no idea what it was. I would expect it to be explained as some sort of astronomical phenomenon like aurora borealis or ball lightening.
And here's a comment from a fellow Texan who saw something similar, but on the night before:
I live in springtown tx around 7pm on june 29(yesterday) me and my son saw that exact same light we thought it it was a falling star but it stopped and went backwards. - Calvin
Humble, Texan vickie2289 regularly posts videos of UFOs, so I'm not sure how legit this sighting is. They're either a regular sky watcher who gets lucky often, or somehow collect local UFO videos and post them. Either way, this one is interesting enough. On May 29th, a strange, very colorful object hovered in the nighttime sky of Humble and seemed to shiver a little. It's very similar to a Lubbock UFO sighting earlier in the week. The YouTube description reads:
This red, white and blue UFO was in our eastern sky tonight at 10PM. It was flying up and away from me. The red and blue lights looked more like a heat signature than lights surrounding the craft. It had an interesting shape and design.
And an interesting comment suggesting a hologram:
Dear Vicky, your excellent video shows what we can call 'new phenomenon'. There are several videos out now. This object which you realised as 'UFO' is no Ufo at all. It's a hologram!
The best hologram video I have found here:
Read all my comments on that video. People need to think very concentrated.
Would be interesting for me to read about your ideas, dear friends