Someone in San Marcos (specially Rio Vista Park) spotted three strange lights flying in the sky, and fortunately snapped a photo and submitted it to TUS. A friend or family member of theirs also drew attention to it on Twitter.
Either we've got 3 UFOs on our hands, or one UFO with three lights. Compare the San Marcos photo to the one out of Austin from October 12th:
Sightings of triangle and V-shaped crafts have skyrocketed over the past month - in cities like Austin, Dennison, and Fredericksburg. I so far have not even been able to keep up! What's going on, Texans??? I will be putting together another post wrapping up all of this craziness soon.
Here's the full witness report for the recent San Marcos sighting, kindly submitted to TUS by a reader:
I saw 3 unidentified objects flying and suddenly lost sight of them, I took out my cell phone but didnt capture a clear shot in time unnfortunetly.
Have you been lucky enough to spot one of these triangle crafts? Please report your sighting!
7/27 UPDATE: Apparently this UFO traveled a little to the northwest, too, as it seems to have been spotted in up in Zephyr, TX, according to a comment on this story by Steve: "About 10:30 at night I saw a really fast moving bright light shoot through the sky towards the northeast. This was in zephyr Texas. It was so fast and then just disappeared it had no tail."
Last night, something appears to have been doing some magic tricks in the sky in the Austin/San Marcos area. Close to midnight last night, two people reported - to Twitter and then to this site - seeing a bright disc streak through the sky and then abruptly and silently disappear.
Was this a meteor so high up in the sky that people in different parts of the state saw it at the same time (though I don't see any meteor reports from TX for July 19th, and typically shooting stars make sounds when they explode), or was there something far more mysterious going on?
Here's the tweet out of Austin:
I just saw a crazy bright light by Austin tx. Very fast, thick short streak/thin disc that stopped and disappeared silently
And the San Marcos sighting, submitted to Texas UFO Sightings:
A large, oblong or thin disc of bright white light (like a banana but not curved) appeared in the sky very quickly before slowing down and disappearing completely, silently, and instantly with no explosion or evident interaction with the atmosphere.
In North Texas several days before, another identical sighting with multiple witnesses occurred. If you saw this UFO, please let me know!
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Yesterday evening, a really gigantic asteroid got a little too close for comfort, if you ask me. Not to worry, NASA says, because it's too far away to harm us. However, on that same token they say they are ramping up efforts to detect threats like these in advance and prevent them from damaging the planet. Hey Obama, can we get NASA more funding!?
Meanwhile... on the very same evening Texans spotted some pretty spectacular meteors, so certainly the asteroid has - at the very least - flung some stuff our way... and are likely, if not certainly agitating our current wave of storms. Check out these riveting descriptions, reported into the wonderful resource AMSMeteors.org:
A bright streak, going up and to the right, that quickly faded, no smoke, just a very bright streak.. I would like to know if anyone else saw, recorded or reported this phenomenon, it seemed odd that it appeared to be going up, but I'm guessing it was an optical illusion due to its trajectory as it entered the atmosphere. - Adam H. in College Station
This video surfaced a few hours ago of what appears to be Asteroid 1998 QE2 in action:
Here are a few interesting quotes from the USA Today article:
Astronomers plan to study asteroid set to pass Earth to avert future catastrophes.
We've got a tweet out of Austin, a recent UFO hot spot, about a light in the sky that was moving way too fast to be a shooting star, mysteriously hovered, and then vanished without a trace (as UFOs tend to do). @megggggaann tweets:
I feel like I'm one with the aliens because I saw a UFO last night
So, did this tweep see a "mundane" meteor (there apparently was one in Austin the night before) or something... more?
Update: Sky watchers ElPasoAllSky.com received sightings of a meteor/fireball for thsi time period (either way, there was definitely a UFO flying over Central and North Texas).
Someone has reported an Austin UFO sighting to the message board GodLikeProductions.com. The May 22nd/23rd sighting was of a meteor-like object, green in color and with an explosive quality. From the forum:
Big one, headed approximately east to west, lots of green (copper) and an explosion. Did anyone else see it?
Others chimed in and discussed similar sightings from the past. A resident of Wimberly, TX seems to have seen the UFO, too:
I saw it in Wimberley TX
Huge green/blue with large visible smoke trail, then faded out, with no noise.
One person from nearby Round Rock heard a sonic boom during the same time period:
I'm in Round Rock and heard the sonic boom. But since I was naked at the time, I could not run outside and look.
What's interesting is another meteor-like object - a blue, flashing light with a red tail - was seen in nearby Georgetown the same night.
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