Saturday, November 5, 2011
Daylight Sighting in Austin, Texas- 11/4/2011
LITS received an email from a doctor in Austin, reporting a bright orb seen in a clear blue sky at 9:30 am, on Friday, November 4, 2011.
Could this possibly have been simply the sun's reflection off of a commercial airliner, or other terrestrial based aerial craft? Or was it something else?
Location: Austin, Texas
I am a physician living in Austin (Northwest) and I was driving northeast in my neighborhood today at 9:30 AM and saw a bright orb in the sky — looked like a planet at night but much bigger and brighter. I was interested in what I was looking at and pulled over to get a better look. The sky was completely blue and the contrast of the bright object was amazing to see. Before I even thought to take a picture of it, it disappeared. Did anyone else report seeing anything in Austin, Texas this morning?
I didn’t think it was a balloon reflecting the sunlight b/c of how amazingly unchanging it was. It didn’t move through the sky like a meteor or some other debris burning up in the atmosphere — there was no tail.
I’d appreciate it if you could let me know if there were any other reports today.
[Name withheld by SW/LITS]
Editor's Note: If you saw this object in Austin, TX on November 4, 2011, or have had other sightings, please report it. -SW
Email from: Montreal, Canada
I read the physician's report about the orb above the highway and would like to say that i experienced the same thing in Montreal last week!
While driving on the highway on a clear day, with no clouds in sight, I saw a bright white orb, slightly oval looking. I thought it might have been a plane, but all of a sudden it shrunk very rapidly and faded to nothing. There wasn't even a speck remaining, which there would have been if it was a reflection off of a plane; the orb was far too large to be a reflection off of something so small it couldn't be seen with the naked eye.