Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many Texans spotted a gang of UFOs - specifically, solid orange balls of light! - silently flying together through the sky, faster than nearby aircraft. One witness even saw jets following behind. On occasion, people have seen single objects, vs a group.
This is all off the heels of recent sightings of strange star-liked, and even fiery objects spinning in the sky, which conspiracy theorists have linked to the consistently surprising Comet Ison, and a phenomenon known as magentars.
Next up we have photo and testimony from a Corpus Christi witness, and another generous reader of TUS:
And who could forget about the photo I recently blogged about from Galveston on the 29th, featuring a single orange orb flying through the sky? (Also graciously submitted to TUS by a reader.)
A few days before that, in Katy, someone spotted another group of UFOs, and although they weren't fortunate enough to get a photo of the event, they did kindly submit a description of what they saw to TUS:
Solid Red/Orange lights, one after another moving from the horizon in the Northeast and gaining altitude while travelling west. There were 10-15 in all, but they were always staggered, and following the same path. They all would disappear about 45deg azimuth in the Northwest sky. Absolutely no blinking or typical colors for aircraft. Even with binoculars, there was only a solid orange/red light source. They were going faster than the regular air traffic in that area (and in the opposite direction from the IAH landing pattern tonight.) No sound whatsoever. Could not judge distance, as it was just a light, with no features, but I would guess anywhere from 20-50 miles north of me, so I am certain that others had to have seen the same thing.
It wasn't just TUS that got these reports!
MUFON got a few, too.
Here's one out of Webster from the 29th:
Bright reddish orange object traveling swiftly north-northeast in unison with two smaller white "lighted" object (no flickering or blinking) at 45 degree angle from each other (all three equally spaced) with absolutely no sounds at all.
I went outside to have a cigarette before bed, when I saw 5 or 6 very bright orange objects flying across the eastern sky, just below Jupiter and the Gemini constellation. They seemed almost fuzzy to look at, but very bright. 2 of the lights remained the same brightness, but the others would brighten then slowly dim out. They were following each other, for the most part, but the smaller ones seemed to stay close together, and they were the ones that dimmed out. I looked around in the sky and saw 3 jets behind these lights, at some distance, but headed in the same direction, towards the north. There were 2 more jets flying at high altitudes in opposite directions. The objects didnt appear to make any sound. After a few minutes had passed another bright orange light flew in the same direction and slowly faded away as the others, and I saw 2 more jets right after that - both headed north east.
What do you think these Texans witnessed? I'd say Chinese lanterns or flares, but the sightings occurred over several nights!
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A passenger aboard a plane landing at the Port Aransas Airport decided to snap a shot of the view. When they went back to review their photos, they realized they'd captured a very large, grey, disc-like object in the sky, with a few orbs hovering around it.
For some reason, this story has taken the UFO community by storm. And honestly, I'm a little perplexed as to why. Although this an interesting anomaly, one that UFO-Blogger.com is linking to another similar pilot sighting that famous ufologist Stanton Friedman covered, since no one saw this thing in motion, it can be easily debunked - latest theories include clouds and the propeller tip.
The only reason I can gather that this Texas UFO sighting has received more attention than other, more compelling ones is that this story was covered by local news. I actually am not as amazed by the large gray object as I am the orbs that appear around it, though they could very well be birds or lens flares or smudges on the airplane window:
Here's a video showing different zoom levels:
And a few quotes from the story:
Miles, 41, of San Antonio, said he recently flew to Port Aransas to spend the day walking the beach.
Over on UFO-Watch.com, a person has posted about a pretty amazing sighting they experienced while driving from Port Aransas to Austin. They even stopped to check it out and were a witness to a gigantic flock of metallic orbs that kept rotating around in different positions, and even disappeared at times, for 20 minutes. Question is - did this person see a flock of birds, or something stranger? Here's the full encounter:
I live in Texas and i was driving back from Port Aransas Texas to Austin Texas on Sunday April 12. As i was driving on a long stretch of country road i glimpse up at the sky and see about 200-300 little dots in the sky very close to airplane height. I pulled over my car and watched it for about 20 minutes. I couldn’t see the objects at first with my bare eyes, so i put on my shades and could see each one in prefect detail. these objects were sphere shaped and from what i could see they had a metallic color to them like the color of mercury. These objects also had a dark shaped bottom. They were moving in crazy rotations and turns that no bird or airplane could do. They would all separate and then join back in rotation in a clockwise and counterclockwise movement. What also cought my attention was that these objects would vanished as they turned in whatever direction, and reapered as they turned back to their original position. There were two flocks of about 200-300 UFO’s and they seemed to be doing the same thing and moving closer to each other. I figured hell with it and as i was getting into my car i saw the two flocks of spheres join together to form an armada. I saw what i saw and for a fact i know that nothing on this planet has the technology to make movements like that. I also know that these objects were not ballons of birds of any kind. As birds do not fly in flocks of 300 for no reason, this isent even migration season. Tell me what you think cause this is beyond anything i have ever seen.
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