According to local news, an unusual NASA weather balloon was spotted over the Lubbock area Friday night.
And someone understandably mistook it for a UFO and reported it to MUFON:
In lubbock tx driving with wife she noticed it first and asked me to look up. The object was far away but looked really big, it looked to be moving fast because of a tail coming off both sides. We watched it go up and disappear for about 20 minutes. The streets were busy but no one seemed to be looking. I did see another picture on KLBK TV weather app. The person was also wondering what it was.
UFO? Doesn't seem like it. These high-tech weather balloons take off from New Mexico and often land in West Texas.
"That was not your typical weather balloon. These are launched every fall - it's a stratospheric balloon studying a gamma ray polar eye meter region...Very unusual. They study the upper stratosphere on up. When they come back down, they're in lower populated areas. They're spectacular."
Looks like we've got more new ways to debunk UFOs... add this one to the pile along with drones!
BS or totally believable explanation? Share your thoughts in the comments or on the Facebook page.
And as always, if you've seen a UFO in Texas recently, share your experience!