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!
A nearly-hour long video showing a very bright, and very strange light hovering ominously in the early morning sky over a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, has been uploaded to YouTube. At one point during the video, the UFO appears to "flash" or grow bigger!
However, is this a UFO, or just a star? After all, Venus is fantastically bright right now, and stars - believe it or not - do "pulsate."
Check out the footage below, and let me know what you think of this recent "UFO" sighting in Texas... or if you have any other theories besides star!
Bright light seen hovering in the sky:
At one point in the video, the light enlarges (or flashes) a few times:
The light is filmed through sunrise:
And then appears to fly or fade away:
1/5/2021 update: When I first put together the report for this sighting, I wondered if the witness could be looking at a balloon, rather than a UFO. However, the photos weren't clear enough to be sure, and the witness was quite struck with what they saw and had concluded that they'd photographed something far stranger. Over time, though, no one else has come forward to confirm this sighting, and many online are suggesting that this is actually just a balloon. For now, I think we can close this case and identify it as a balloon. However, if you notice any other clues, or saw this UFO as well, let me know.
A shiny, unidentified object was seen and photographed during the daytime in Killeen, Texas, according to a recent MUFON report (case 101116). In one of the photos, a circular white orb also appears. Could it be related? As always, you be the judge:
Went to get the mail across street when I noticed something flickering in the sky. I’m used to seeing planes and helicopters continuously living by Fort Hood and this was none . I went to get my camera and took several pictures. I was surprised when I zoomed in and saw the details. I’m sending the most of the original size and some of the zoomed in pictures. I do have more pictures if you want them all.
Really amazing video showing bright fireballs slowly descending in the night sky and even swirling around has gone viral on TikTok. Although the video was captured a few years ago, I thought it was worth sharing with the community:
I have a theory about what this video shows! I actually covered this sighting back when it happened, as others had seen these strange lights, too! Turns out aliens were not invading New Braunfels. In actuality, the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team dropped down into a Canyon High School football stadium on that night, and so that is likely what this TikToker witnessed:
Not to mention, near New Braunfels, in San Marcos, there is a place called Night Jumps, where regular civilians can go nighttime skydiving - and so I've seen other videos like this in Central Texas that I think show just that.
Of course, I could be wrong! So, as always, let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you've seen UFOs like this before, and you have information to share, let me know!
September 28th, 2020 Update: I have followed up with the witness, and it appears that this was a... HOAX! The witness said they were taking a photo of a hubcap thrown in the air. I don't believe they were trying to gain money or attention for these photos, but that they were just playing a practical joke.
Photos of a black disc that resemble a top hat were posted to Facebook by Carolyn Miller, who claims to have seen it in Junction, Texas.
Anyone see something strange flying over Junction last night?
Original Facebook post:
Although you may be familiar with reports of "flying saucers," you may not know that people have also reported seeing UFOs that look like "top hats"! For example, I received a report from a witness who saw such a thing back in 1984:
I am looking for other witness reports and some more details, but in the meantime, report your sighting if you also saw this.
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