A witness wrote in with a report of a bright blue light, which moved about in the skies over Lubbock, Texas.
The sighting occurred on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Time of first sighting: approx 9:30 pm
Duration of sighting: aprox 10-15 mins
Distance: difficult to ascertain, but was probably around 2 miles distant?
Color: bright blue with some tiny hints of red
I saw a ufo over Lubbock, TX! Me and my room mate were on our way home from work. We had just turned west on 98th street from the interstate when I noticed a bright blue light in the night sky. It was in the northwestern part of the sky. It was moving, a bit strangely at that, then it began to wink out. First I thought it was an aircraft that went behind a cloud till I noticed there are no clouds out tonight! I stopped the car, pointed it out to my passenger. We both watched this light move in strange patterns and wink in and out. It's turns were unnaturally sharp. It eventually passed over our car and I sped home.
After parking I got out and peered into the sky. The light reappeared in the north eastern part of the sky. It continued to make VERY sharp turns no normal aircraft could pull off. At one point I saw a small mote of white light 'fall' off the bigger light and move down towards the ground but it was so small and so far away, I quickly lost track of it (the mote).
I ran inside to get my binoculars after bringing my wife out to see it. After I got back outside it was gone..... I've never actually SEEN anything like that before. I'm kinda freaked out. My wife doesn't want to talk about it. :(
I was NOT under the influence of alcohol or ANY drugs or medications.
Name withheld by SW/LITS
[Note: If you saw this object or something similar, please report it. Thanks. -SW]
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A poster comments:
I think it was not a UFO but the planet Venus.
My Reply: Thanks for the comment and the link. If you will read again where the witness says, "It eventually passed over our car..."
According to the witness, the object first appeared in the Northwest, winked out, then moved to the Northeast, where shortly after it passes overhead.
I would definitely rule out the planet Venus. At 9:30 p.m. (Texas time), Venus was low to the horizon, located in the West/Northwest portion of the sky and appears as a bright white light, whereas the witness claims he saw a bright "blue" light. Details, details... :-) -Sunny