Sightings Reports: August 1-15, 2009
Below are Texas UFO sightings reports for August 1-15, 2009. These reports are complete. I have only edited for 'caps-lock' and some spelling.- SW
Date/Time: 2009-08-02 22:30
Location: Abilene, TX
Either I saw 6 Satellites in 10 minutes or something strange was going on. They were all going
in different directions 5 of the 6 looked like stars but one of them looked alot lower and had
a brighter light source to it. I was out in my front yard just looking up at the sky and didn't
realize my father was out in the driveway and he also saw these. I came in then he came in (not
realizing he was outside) I said to him I saw a bunch of satellites up in the sky at once and
he replied back with is that what those were? I had no idea he was also outside looking at the
Date/Time: 2009-08-02 00:47
Location: Haltom City, TX
Duration: 45 minutes
Very bright sparkly/pulsating color-changing light in Haltom City / North Fort Worth off of
Loop 820 West & I-35W I had trouble sleeping and got up to go to the bathroom. I was thinking it was quite bright outside and looked through the blinds to get a look at the moon. As I was pulling away from the window, I noticed a very bright sparkly/pulsating color-changing light to the west. This light was quite unusual in that it was very twinkly and very bright. The moonlight overpowered the other stars so I knew it was not a star, it was not a steady light so I knew it couldn’t be a planet (i.e. Mars, Jupiter, Venus, etc), and it was in the wrong place for a plane (I live beneath the flight path for Alliance Airport and if I stand in front of my house, I can see the planes traveling to DFW & Love Field; these flight paths are very consistent)… there were no other aircraft in the sky at all (I looked) and it has been my experience that planes pretty much stop passing over my house or in front of it around 11:00pm at night.
This light stayed in the same place in the sky for the duration of time that I watched it. I did try to take pictures of it, but it only appears as an indistinct, yet bright, pinpoint. I tried to find my binoculars but couldn’t, because at one point I thought the light was ‘spinning’ and I wanted a better look. After about 45 minutes of looking at the light from various windows, I laid down and tried to sleep. When I could not sleep I got up again about 30 minutes later, and the light was gone. The light did change colors between red, orange/yellow, blue and white.
Date/Time: 2009-08-03 04:00
Location: Tomball, TX
Duration: 30 seconds
Distance: 1 Mile
White glowing triangle, dipped down, turned on its side and flew off very quickly to the west into space. At 0400, August 3, 2009, I saw a glowing white triangular object with a sparkle on one corner facing upward in the sky. Then it dipped down, turned on its side and flew off very quickly to the west in one fluid motion. There was no moon visible. It was about 200 feet above the ground about a mile away.
Date/Time: 2009-06-26 22:09
Location: Victoria, TX
Duration: 1 minute
I went out skywatching taking my night-vision binoculars and digital camera which I've done only 6-7 times lately. I sat watching maybe 30 minutes after seeing a couple falling stars and a plane when I spotted a brighter object out of the NW headed somewhat towards me going SE. I first looked at it through my night-vision binoculars cause it wasn't moving irregularly but I didn't notice strobe lights. I then got video recorder ready and and started filming. I could not see anything in the lcd lens so I just pointed in the direction it was and hoped I was catching this just in case. The object was almost past me when it did some pulsating or something and disappeared, but I want to call it "flickering out." I did manage to catch some video but the quality isn't great cause it's shaky and I played the video to my TV and recorded that with my Iphone so it's a video of a video. I did upload the video to youtube.com from my phone and if you search (possible ufo near victoria,tx) or search my username (JoshTX1) you should find it. I do have the original video that I need to upload to the computer but I have to upgrade nerophoto if that's what it's called. I first tried to report my sighting through my Iphone and got all the way through it all and it wouldn't let me do it so.. Tonight (8-4-09)I was searching through Texas sighting because I found a link about June being hot ufo month for Texas and I went there to find a report from Victoria, Tx on the same night I saw something (6-26-09). My video recorder reads 10:09pm, their report is like 11:43pm. I thought that was really strange so it pushed me to come on and give my report.
Reported on: 2009-08-05 22:26
Date/Time: 2009-07-09 06:15
Location: Big Springs, TX
7-9-09, 6:15 AM: while walking our little dog , Toni saw: SW of our property, very large aluminum sphere with glowing white light, hole beneath, and blue light surrounding it. Saw it
go straight up from the edge of town like an elevator then moving in a southeasterly direction.
Greg saw: Yellow ball of light just ending a vertical assent. Moved in a SE direction, did not
move in a manner consistent with any know motorized aircraft or animal. Almost in a floating
pattern, but not exactly like a balloon.like a butterfly?? 2. I noticed a huge bright lite where none should be when out in our yard at dawn ... (we are more or less in the country) we are a bit out of town and this thing appeared to be over the eastern edge of town ... it was absolutly huge. I find it impossible to beleave that no one else saw this at that hr , with people traveling to work and school. 3. I knew exactly what it was as this was our 2nd sighting .. the first being in 2005, it was just as silent ans just as alarming . 4.It was a huge aluminum sphere . emitting bright white lite out of its surface and out of a huge hole in the bottom of it . The light was blue on the egdes 5.I could only think of getting my husband and a camera as we didn't get any pics the first sighting .I was frantic and terrified and also i guess mesmerized 6.once it ascended and took of .. it finally was out of sight and then just gone..
Reported on: 2009-08-07 01:52
Date/Time: 0002-11-30 12:28
Location: Pearland, TX
Distance: 100 feet or less
27 AUG 08 I was leaving work around 12:25 pm, 27 Aug 08, Ellington Fld, Houston, TX-- I was
going home to evacuating from hurricane Gustav. I notice this object, as I was at the top of I-45 over pass going south towards Pearland, TX. I slowed down to get a closer looked at this object- it was suspended 12? to 14? above Dixie Farm Rd. I looked for cables or something that it could be hanging from, but nothing, it was stationary in sky on its own. I drove under it and kept going. I looked in my rear view mirror and it was still there, I know, I was not the only person that saw this object. The sky was clear ??Blue Bird Day?, something came over me- (Traumatized), I carry a camera with me all the time, which I use with my job. It?s funny; I never thought about stopping and calling 911 or take a photo of the object. When, I first saw this object, it looked like a surveillance probe; cylinder with dark windows around the top, the object was 3 to 4 feet in length, approx 10 inches in diameter. The object was stationary in a vertical stance and never moved-NO NOISE- I heard about UFO Probes before, when I got home I told my wife about what I had saw. The sky was so clear it would have made a great clear photo or movie? I called my brother-n-law and told him what I had seen. He said he saw something like this on Discovery Channel... that the FBI and CIA...my have. This photo is the area where the probe was seen and the photo of the probe is one that I made on Photo-shop to show what I had seen. This is not the original photo of the probe?but is of the location and what the probe looked liked. I?m an aircraft inspector and been around aircraft for forty-two years,Twenty-two in Air Force and Twenty with NASA--still working... I have seen two UFO?S in my life time. One last year in Trinity Bay will I was fishing and one over Arizona in 1974, from a airline.... Both were disk shape. The one I saw over Trinity Bay was a glow- orange moving away from me slow an in seconds it disappeared.. One in Arizona was dancing all over the desert flood and sped off much the same way, both sightings were in day light.
Date/Time: 2009-08-05 21:30
Duration: 3 minutes
Distance: Over one mile
around 9:30p.m.I was sitting in my back yard looking south when I noticed 3 bright white lights
moving slowly to the south. At first I thought it was a plane either taking off or landing at hobby airport which is app.10to15 miles from my location.But as I watched, the lights began to pulse in unison and then started to strobe or a ripple like effect like a police car. it was no airplane because there were no navigation lights on what would be the wings or fuselage. All the while the 3 bright light's never moved like they were part of a solid object.It looked like a rectangle from my vantage point.I noticed the object turn more to the south south east. All the while the light's never stopped pulsating and strobing.The object moved slowly because I watched it for about 3 min. Before disappearing behind my neighbor's roof line.I am curious if anyone else noticed it.I do not think it was a plane, at least a conventional plane, because of the lack of navigationl (green and red)light's.I can draw it or be willing to talk about it with someone.I've had several sighting's over my 52 yrs. of life so I wasn't scared just really curious. You can contact me by phone or e-mail if you like. This happened wendsday night 8-5-09.
*Reported on: 2009-08-08 18:37
Date/Time: 2009-07-02 11:50
Distance: Over one mile
I was taking video of the 747 taking off from Lackland AFB with the Shuttle being carried on its back. I did not notice the object while filming or taking still pictures. But after reviewing these pictures later is when I noticed the Triangular object in the pictures. I am going to attach these links so you can see them. I have altered the color in some of the pictures so you can see the object better. This object resembles the triangular videos that were taken out of Florida. Let me know what you think. Jaime Garcia Object to the left of the wing: http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/jsantxman/?action=view?t=DSCF1352.jpg View of Shuttle: http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/jsantxman/?action=view?t=DSCF1340-1.jpg View of
Object again. First in normal colors and then altered to show object better: Source: MUFON
Date/Time: 2009-08-10 00:00
Location: Fredonia, TX
Distance: Over one mile
I was headed home on friday 7th aug 2009 and witnessed 3 groups of 2 helicopters flying about
800 ft high 1 trailing the other directly behind at about 100 yards at a airspeed of no greater
than 20 knots. First this is very hard on a chopper as it is a hover with slow forward movement,
also helos always fly at about 30 degrees trailing because of blade area safety. I didn't think much about it till I came over a hill and spotted a highly modified HumV. It had a large com trailer attached to it with several odd antena. They were painted about the color of wet cardboard and had no markings. There was a white Ford Crown Vic setting there also and three
men in civilian clothing standing outside and watching the helos. There were 2 sets of Hueys and
1 set of Apache gun ships but all were flying the north to south grid. Up on my return Monday
the 10th of August I witnessed the same thing about 5 miles north west on the same highway.
State Hwy 71 between Llano and Brady. Oh and I almost forgot on Friday you can see from the
enclosed picture the had traffic down to on lane around this military ground equipment. I had forgotten it till I check my phone pictures.
Note: This was after the sighting of a "UFO" on a flatbed trailer on I-20, Dallas, TX.
Date/Time: 2009-08-11 22:18
Location: The Woodlands, TX
We were outside watching for meteors as it's supposed to be a fantastic display tonite. I saw a
diamond or triangular moving shape in the sky - there were no lights on it, but it seemed to
blocking out the starlights behind it - it seemed to be very high in the sky. At first, I assumed it to be an airplane and thought I just couldn't see the running lights clearly as it was behind a very light cloud cover. As it emerged from the cloud cover (traveling from the north to the south)I expected to see lights - there were none. I pointed it out to my husband and kids, and no one else could tell what it was either...it was something we had never seen before. The only illumination seemed to be a very faint reflection from the surrounding ambient light. It took a turn to the southwest and we continued to watch as it moved across the sky. It continued on to the southwest and we lost sight of it when it was at about 30 or 40 degrees above the horizon. It just got too faint to see. The entire trip across the sky took about 2 minutes - movement was at a consistent speed. There was no sound, but we didn't expect any as it seem to be at a high altitude. Hard to judge the size, as we could not easily judge the altitude, but if it was as high up as it seemed, it would had to have been very large.
Date/Time: 2009-08-11 20:45
Location: Albany, TX
I was sitting on the front porch of my daughter's house, app. 10 miles north of Albany on Hwy.
283. I have taken many pictures of the evening skies from this same vantage point, but have
never seen this particular "line" in the sky--it did not change over a period of 10 minutes or
so, it just got too dark to see. Am an avid watcher of UFO Hunters, & I remember a show about
"tunnels" or something similar. I realize that this is probably one of those easily explained
things, but I would rather send this in & it not be anything than have it the other way around.
If it is possible, could you email me to let me know what this is? I did see an object when I was about 10 yrs.old in Visalia, CA,( that would be about l957). It was a glowing rather bright green ball that came across the sky from west to east. Can still see it in my mind, I think I have been looking ever since for another one! Thanks--
Date/Time: 2009-08-12 00:00
Location: Ft. Hood, TX
Distance: 20 feet or less
my wife and i and our roommate were out side watching the meteor shower, after about 30-45 of being outside seeing a few meteors (5-6) my room mate pointed up and said theres one, as soon as that was said we looked up and all realized that it was not one, we could clearly see I dark triangle shape with a dim light in all three corners, there was no bight lights or strobes on it, I could not judge how big it was or how high it was, but if it was the size of jet liner I would have to say it was flying pretty low, we also herd zero sounds coming from it. as we live next to ft. hood and 2 airports we see planes and helicopter on almost a daily basis, but this was something different that none of us have see before.
Reported on: 2009-08-13 01:17
Date/Time: 2002-10-01 23:00
Location: Glen Rose, TX
Distance: 60-70 feet
I was 12 at the time of this event. It was a clear texas sky night with little to no breeze. I live in a rural area about ten miles outside of the nearest town (Glen Rose, Tx). I feel this is a relevant sighting especially since a nuclear power plant is located a short ways from where I take residence (Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant). The plant is in fact in veiwing range of my residence since I live on a hill. My house is located just off Highway 67. I was outside shooting basketballs for a short time while I noticed an unfamiliar humming noise. I dont think the noise was being emmited from the object directly but actually coming from the object breaking through the thick air. The object was clearly triangle in shape as it blocked out the bright stars and much of the night sky. Small lights could be seen flickering as would a light on an airliner's wing tip. There were only blue, red, and white lights emmiting from the objects underside. It was flying directly perpindicular to the highway as it slowly made its way out of sight. As to its hight off the ground, I could safely say it was about 60-70 feet up. I feel this is a good estimate in correlation to my house and it seemed to be just above the roof. I felt no emotional distress nor anxiety as the object passed over my head, only intrigue. The object flew in a straight line. In a mere five minutes the object faded out of sight, oddly in a direction that would pass within a few miles of the nuclear power plant. I have spoken to many members of our community about my sighting and most can tell me about their own strange occurences in the region. The object was clearly solid and made of a metallic substance. It flew apprx. 40 miles an hour and very smoothely. It had no apparent struggle to keep airborne. It was around 60 feet long and at its tail 60 feet wide, a perfect equalateral triangle. It very well could have been a military designed craft as jet fighters frequent the airspace around my house and the power plant. Just recently a string of UFOs were reported and recorded in Stephenville, Tx. These sightings were covered in depth by media sources around the state and even the nation. Simply typing in "Stephenville UFO" on Google will result in a barrage of pages covering the event. Strangly, UFOs around here are not uncommon. If anything, they can be considered almost normal. For any UFO fanatic or skeptic, this area should be labeled a definate hot spot. I researched my sighting on the internet and found that triangle UFOs are spotted quite frequently on major highways such a mine. Some call them "black triangles". Research should definately be done on these occurences. My own belief is that these are simply government controlled crafts thats existence has not yet been released to the public.
Reported on: 2009-08-13 05:09
Date/Time: 2008-06-28 10:30
Location: Houston, TX
Distance: 100 feet or less
This is an update to the black triangle I reported over my house on June 28, 2008. For nearly two months before my sighting, I had been feeling severly depressed over the fact that the human race and all of the beautiful country and animals could quite possibly be detroyed by us
or nature. In fact, I was very troubled about the massive caldura (volcano) under Yellowstone
Park could erupt killing millions. The morning of my sighting, I woke up and heard in my head a
voice not my own. This voice said, "Do not worry yourself, if anything did happen, you and the
ones you love will be safe." Immediately, this depression lifted its heavy yolk off my shoulders. I became very aware and took these words to heart. I got ready for work and when I went outside to get in my car, that is when I saw the black triangle in the cloud. Please look up the details, event sighting date 6-28-08, black triangle, Texas Well, two days later while I slept in my bed, I was awaken by something in my room. I looked around but couldn't see anything due to a very bright light shining on me. I became aware that I was lying down, but didn't feel that I was in my room. Suddenly, I felt a presence over my left shoulder and could feel something touching my left thigh. When I looked up and over my shoulder, I saw three entities standing there. It is hard to describe them, but I would say that they looked like old wrinkly men, sort of like those in the movie Fire in the Sky. I asked them what they were doing and one of them replied, "We are taking something from you for the future." The next thing I remembered was waking up in my bed. I told my mother about this and she said that that night she was sleeping on the floor and she felt herself fighting with something and remembered pulling off tubing attached to her body. She remembers the sensation of being stood straight up and on to her feet from a position where she started on her back. The next night again I dreamed of the light, but this time it seemed even brighter than before. That's all I remebered from that night, but upon telling my mother this, she too saw a bright light from behind her. It was brass/copper color and very intense. I never told her the color and from where it was shining, but it was just like mine that night. I told her hers was the same as mine. It's very difficult to describe how I feel about the whole matter. It's freightening and exciting at the same time. I don't feel scared. I'm more afraid of humans than I am of them.
Date/Time: 2009-08-14 21:00
Location: McAllen, TX
Duration: 3 minutes
Just today, August 13 2009, at about 9:30pm I witnessed a strange aircraft hovering above Ware Rd. and Dove. It had a blinding light pointed at my car that resembled the spotlight from a
helicopter. This particular aircraft however did not have the signature lights a chopper would so I followed it. It begun to move north at the speed of a jet airplane; I followed behind northbound on 29th off of Dove. When I approached Lark it was already passed 5mi and decided to hover.
It was at that point, looking from lark and 29th, that I could tell it was no chopper. This aircraft seemed to be in a triangular shape with lights on the edges and bright lights on the 3 corners. The lights blinked in an odd sequence and in multiple colors. It seems this aircraft masks itself as a chopper but from certain angles its cloak is rendered useless. To get a better view I turned westbound on Lark as It decided to travel west as well. As I turned north on Ware Rd. the aircraft seemed to change shape slowly. I turned west again on Trenton off of Ware rd. to follow the aircraft that seemed to be hovering further south west from Trenton and Ware Rd. Once I came within what seemed to be a mile of the aircraft on Bentson and Trenton the aircraft changed to camouflage perfectly in the sky; it seemed as though I was looking at a star. Within the same moment the craft's lights came back on and it started moving southbound and so did I. This craft was moving so fast there is no way in hell it was a chopper, at least not one I have ever heard of. By the time my car traveling at 45mph reached 4mi line the craft was clear into Mexico and hovered until it either disappeared or landed. 20 min later, 9:50pm, I spotted a second aircraft hovering just next to the radio towers on Dove in between 23rd and 10th St. Being within 200yrds, I thought the craft clearly resembled a chopper for sure. By the time I approached the canal eastbound I could see in my mirror that it was no chopper; It was the same type of aircraft from before. I hit my breaks and turned into the parking lot just west of Gold's Gym to get a better look at the craft traveling south west from that point. Why would a chopper hover right next to a radio tower in low viability? They wouldn't. What was that craft doing? Was it government or something else? Why did they fly off into Mexico? I was finally traveling East on Fern off of 2nd St. and had a 3rd sighting, this time at a distance. I saw a third craft hovering next to another radio tower just a few miles east of the second sighting. This craft resembled the previous 2 in light patterns and flight.
None of the 3 crafts were flying in a point A to point B pattern as a chopper would, police or
otherwise. These crafts few as one would for a joyride or sightseeing. Cloaked as a chopper at
that. Any explanations? Anybody who has lived in McAllen, TX as long as I have knows you will
never see 3 choppers flying within the same 30 min and within a few square miles of visibility.
I feel as dumb as those cooks that come on TV saying they saw a UFO. I make fun of those guys;
now I am one.
Reported on: 2009-08-14 10:52
Date/Time: 2009-08-03 21:30
Location: Houston, TX
Duration: 3 minutes
The ID of the primary witness is being withheld for professional reasons. The RP is known to me
and considered highly releiable and credible. I spoke with the Sr. FI for MUFON in Houston and
he recommended I file this report. See also MUFON Report 18577 from 6 days after this event in Arizona; the events appear to be very similiar. I have deleted specific location identifiers at the Houston International Airport. I will act as go-between if follow-up is needed. Here is the
account from the RP: Last night (August 3, 2009) we were taxing out at about 2130L hours late
out of Houston Intercontinental Airport and were taxing heading west to a spot (Number deleted). We were told to monitor ground control for taxi clearance to the runway. While waiting for our clearance "we" spotted a very bright and large red light that was about 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. It was moving slowly and appeared to be descending also very slowly. While watching this light, we saw it drop a smaller red light which fell a few seconds and vanish. We looked at each other (we being my co-pilot and a jump-seating commuter airline pilot sitting in the cockpit jump seat), and said, ?Did you see that?? A few seconds later the large red light slowly faded away and disappeared. We thought, "Oh that was weird" and then the large red light suddenly reappeared. It had moved in a northeasterly direction and was now closer to us. We couldn't tell how far this light was but it was very bright reddish orange color that was a steady light with no flickering. It appeared to be oval shaped. As we were watching it we were given clearance to taxi so I started moving slowly trying to keep this object in view out my left cockpit window. Then it suddenly released another smaller red object and again slowly faded away about the time we reached the runway. I desperately wanted to ask the tower if they were watching this and my co-pilot said "NO, don't say anything!!". So, I didn't. We turned onto the runway which would have put this object out the right window but my F/O said he didn't see anything so we took off on (Deleted Runway Number) and turned to a heading of 125 and climbed out towards the Gulf of Mexico. This thing was very strange, it was not a police helicopter or military aircraft, there were no nav lights or strobe lights and it was near a very busy airport. I thought it was strange that no one else mentioned this light to the tower. It was very visible and obvious and was very creepy. I have read similar eye witness accounts and this could not be explained away as mis-identification. I know what it wasn't but don't know what it was. Thought you might be interested and it might also be interesting if anyone in the Houston area reported this thing. Submitted by: James Clarkson MUFON Washington Chief Investigator
Date/Time: 2009-08-15 23:41
Location: McGregor, TX
Duration: 44 minutes
On Saturday night of August the 15th, 2009 I went out on my back porch and these are the events that unfolded. I was going outside to smoke and I was looking up in the sky because I had seen a meteor shower a few nights before and wanted to see if there would be any shooting stars. As I looked up over my treeline I saw three lights in a triangle pattern that I first thought were stars. After looking at it for about five minutes I realized that they were in the wrong spot
to be stars. After sitting in disbelief at what I was seeing I realized that I may be looking at a UFO. I went into the house and woke my wife up and told her to come outside and look at what I was looking at. She came out and witnessed it as well. The object seemed to be at least a half mile wide and had a pulsating light in the middle light that seemed to change colors. There were 3 lights. It never broke formation the whole time I saw it. It did however move. It finally moved out of my line of sight at 12:19 AM August 16, 2009. I called several of my friends at the time of the event and asked them to go outside and see if they could see anything. No luck. So what I am wondering is did anyone else see the UFO in the Waco area that maybe saw what I did. I also can tell you that I've seen lots of aircraft in my life and this was not some aircraft flying in formation. The event was too long for someone to fly in a perfect triangle for that amount of time and to slowly fade out of my line of sight some fourty four minutes later. Anyway please inform me if there were others who saw this event.