Friday, August 31, 2012

HELP BUILD THE TESLA MUSEUM


Nikola Tesla, Master of Lighting


At well over 6 feet tall, Nikola Tesla was a giant among men but he was so much more, he was the greatest inventor that ever lived.

When you flip a light swtich, use your computer, your phone, or listen to the radio, thank Tesla, not Thomas Edison! 

Born 10 July 1856 in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia), Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. What he is best known for, is his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system we used today.  Tesla also demonstrated "wireless" energy transfer to power electronic devices, had patents in wireless communication and radio, including many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism.

Tesla was a futurist, a scientist, a man with a dream.  He envisioned free, unlimited energy to light the world.  Well, if you know about Tesla, you know how that turned out.   U.S. Patent 645,576



Tesla's Wardenclyffe laboratory, Shoreham, New York.


Now here it is 2012 and an innovative young man by the the name of Matthew Inman of the Oatmeal.com, steps up and begins a campaign to raise money, in order to buy the site of Tesla's Wardenclyffe laboratory, located in Shoreham, New York.

In just one week the $850,000 goal was greatly exceeded but the campaign isn't over, not by a long shot.

Tesla died on January 7, 1943, destitute and alone.  All his great achievements were overshadowed and basically all but forgotten.  A museum is the least we can do, to give back to a man we owe so much to.

LINKS:
Tesla on the Oatmeal website

The accomplishments of Tesla in a nutshell

Contribute to the Tesla Museum

Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla


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V-SHAPED FORMATION OF MULTIPLE OBJECTS OVER PLANO, TEXAS and LIGHTS OVER TEXAS CITY

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Witness' drawing- MUFON Case # 41897

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First, here is a UFO sightings case from a witness in Plano, Texas, who reported his August 19, 2012 sighting to MUFON.

The second report is a sighting emailed to me here at LITS, from a witness who saw as many as 50 lights over Texas City, on August 18, 2012.

These reports are as is, with no corrections, no editing.

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MUFON Case # 41897
Location: Plano, Texas
Date of Sighting: 08/19/2012
Time of Sighting: 09:45
Viewing Distance: Over One Mile
Sighting Duration: 00:00:20
Object Flight Path: Path with directional change
Object Shape: Star-like
Summary: V-SHAPED FORMATION MULTIPLE OBJECTS


8/19/12 - Went out to my patio to relax and think about a song arrangement I was working on. Lied down on my spa edge looking up into sky directly above my house. I have a fairly broad view of the sky from this specific vantage point (watched meteor shower last week from here)...

Our home is on an approach for planes landing at Love Field, so planes are often in the sky at various elevations. This was NO plane event.

Directly in my line of sight, I saw what at first appeared to me to be a triangle-shaped object silently moving across the sky. After about five seconds I realized that it was multiple (separate) objects moving together in a triangular or V-shaped formation (think boomerang). They were moving at a fast, consistent speed, completely silent.

The V-shape formation was broken however, meaning that one of the points of the V was missing a lighted object. Then I saw 2 additional lights further back and off to the side a bit that were also moving consistent with the V-formation group of objects.

Again, the whole group was absolutely silent. Based on my viewpoint and calculations, the objects were significantly high in the atmosphere. All of the objects emanated a blue color (about the size of medium-lit stars).

At about the 10-second mark of watching, one of the 2 objects (that were out of the formation) literally dashed into the formation (completing the V-shape), darted about, then dashed back to join the other single object. What was really, really freaky is that this object dashed abruptly at an extremely fast speed, darted erratically, then back to its original position.

I estimate the whole group of objects were moving around 4-5 times the speed of any plane. We have a lot of planes so elevations and speeds of planes are routinely easy to gauge.

I watched the whole group for about 20-seconds before they moved beyond our tree line.

This was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Ever. It was nothing short of unbelievable. In checking this morning in the news, no reports have surfaced. I cannot possibly be the only person who witnessed this in a city of millions.

Even if military, the speed and movement of one of the objects was WELL BEYOND anything we know of in the public realm. NORAD, the control towers for two major airports in the area HAD to have tracked these objects!

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NOTE:  I also received an email from a witness who saw up to 50 white lights moving across the skies of Texas City, Texas, on August 18, 2012, at approximately 12:00 midnight.  He and 10 other people watched as several groups of lights traversed the sky.

The witness indicated that he felt the white lights were outside our atmosphere.

Here is that unedited email account:


We left out of town headed to Texas City,Tx for my brothers Birthday party...As we were at the party having a good time my wife and i walk outside..and like always look for ufos,but this night around 12:00am we get way more then we can image..It was a fleet of them flying in numbers up to 20 a set,for 30mins or more they came that way..we see them here at our place all the time one or two at a time,but never in this number...we call everyone out to come see what we are seeing...and like always some was denied what they were witnessing..A plane hell naw,not and that number without blinkers or were going to war,clouds moving making it look like there moving,just stupid,these were some of the what ifs..But i say UFOs..I just want to know if any one else in that area witness this...No lie

I asked a few questions and he responded:

ok,i was headed from east texas,Karnack Tx,to Texas City,but we dont see them till my brothers party that night, these ojects had to be out of space..there were some as bright as the eye can see and some so small u can barely see..headed south of texas city texas austust 18 2012,they were right over our heads..but out of space like...12 dozes of white bright dots and dill dots,right behind each other,some spaced out

What u think they were....there's no way we were the only ones who saw that..it was just to many for them not to b seen

If it was military why would they fly so many at one time,they were circle shape white dots,hell it was ten of us watching them...it was at lease 50 flying altogether if u really was able to count them,they came in sets of at lease 12,flying off in the distance,then another set come right behind the last...they were too far in the sky to not of been out of space..Out of this world, Yes indeed..

Editor's Note: If these object were headed south from Texas City, that would put them out over the Gulf of Mexico, as Texas City is located at the mouth of Galveston Bay. -Sunny


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

LITS Investigator Observes Unidentified White Light - Big Spring, Texas, 8/29/2012

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While on her way home from a vacation trip, a LITS UFO Investigator spots a UFO while talking to me on the phone.

I immediately stepped outside to see if I could see anything.  Our skies were clear, the moon near full (Friday, August 31 will be a "Blue Moon").

I used my binoculars, yet I could not see any anomaly.  I looked first towards the moon and then looked to my W/SW. 

I did briefly observe (with the binoculars), a bright orange light, located at approx. 60 degrees AGL,  175 degrees South.
  It was visible for approximately 5 seconds and then it disappeared.   This object was not the International Space Station, which had already passed overhead at 8:38 p.m.

Note: Big Spring, Texas is approximately 90 miles (as the crow flies) from my location near Breckenridge, Texas.  Big Spring is  W/SW of Abilene.

The LITS Investigator immediately emailed me a photo of the object, then one showing it's direction of travel.  I then enlarged the objects in the photo.  [Note: All photos have been adjusted for size. The original photo was at Res.: 72 dpi; W-2582 pixel, H-1936 pixel, taken with an Apple iPad.] -SW

Here is the initial report:


LITS Investigation
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Date: August 29, 2012
Time: Approx. 8:50 p.m. (20:50)
Shape: Oval, Light
Colors: White



I am in Big Spring, Highway 87 south of the city limits. It was not dark enough for stars to be visible yet.

I first sighted a light slightly larger than a bright star above the moon and the flight pattern seemed flat as if it was going away from me, not straight down. It went into or behind the wispy cloud there, below the moon but did not emerge on the other side. 

The time was very close to 8:50pm, and I observed it for just over a minute.

I pulled up my live sky chart and made note that the ISS was in very close proximity to the object (after the object disappeared), but the flight pattern was not the same.

The object seemed to be going away from me in a flat pattern and I was puzzled about not seeing any other colored lights.

I was talking to you at the time and juggled up the iPad for a picture.

-CC


Editor's Note:  My first thought was that it might have been an airplane preparing to land at the Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, located West of Big Spring.  However, the investigator clearly stated that the object was moving away from her.  Unless FAA regulations have changed, airplanes do not have landing lights on their tails and no navigation lights (red/green on wingtips, or white beacon lights) were visible. -SW

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kepler Finds A Stellar Duo With Multiple Planets

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The planets Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c: Kepler-47b has three times the radius of earth and orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days while Kepler-47c is thought to be a gaseous giant, slightly larger than Neptune with an orbital period of 303 days.
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NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

(NASA) Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, NASA's Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. This system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

This discovery proves that more than one planet can form and persist in the stressful realm of a binary star and demonstrates the diversity of planetary systems in our galaxy.

Astronomers detected two planets in the Kepler-47 system, a pair of orbiting stars that eclipse each other every 7.5 days from our vantage point on Earth. One star is similar to the sun in size, but only 84 percent as bright. The second star is diminutive, measuring only one-third the size of the sun and less than 1 percent as bright.

"In contrast to a single planet orbiting a single star, the planet in a circumbinary system must transit a 'moving target.' As a consequence, time intervals between the transits and their durations can vary substantially, sometimes short, other times long," said Jerome Orosz, associate professor of astronomy at San Diego State University and lead author of the paper. "The intervals were the telltale sign these planets are in circumbinary orbits."

The inner planet, Kepler-47b, orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days. While it cannot be directly viewed, it is thought to be a sweltering world, where the destruction of methane in its super-heated atmosphere might lead to a thick haze that could blanket the planet. At three times the radius of Earth, Kepler-47b is the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet.

The outer planet, Kepler-47c, orbits its host pair every 303 days, placing it in the so-called "habitable zone," the region in a planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet. While not a world hospitable for life, Kepler-47c is thought to be a gaseous giant slightly larger than Neptune, where an atmosphere of thick bright water-vapor clouds might exist.

"Unlike our sun, many stars are part of multiple-star systems where two or more stars orbit one another. The question always has been -- do they have planets and planetary systems? This Kepler discovery proves that they do," said William Borucki, Kepler mission principal investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "In our search for habitable planets, we have found more opportunities for life to exist."

To search for transiting planets, the research team used data from the Kepler space telescope, which measures dips in the brightness of more than 150,000 stars. Additional ground-based spectroscopic observations using telescopes at the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin helped characterize the stellar properties. The findings are published in the journal Science.

"The presence of a full-fledged circumbinary planetary system orbiting Kepler-47 is an amazing discovery," said Greg Laughlin, professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Science at the University of California in Santa Cruz. "These planets are very difficult to form using the currently accepted paradigm, and I believe that theorists, myself included, will be going back to the drawing board to try to improve our understanding of how planets are assembled in dusty circumbinary disks."

Ames manages Kepler's ground system development, mission operations and science data analysis. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., managed the Kepler mission development.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., developed the Kepler flight system and supports mission operations with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore archives, hosts and distributes Kepler science data. Kepler is NASA's tenth Discovery Mission and funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

Source: NASA
More: NASA News Release


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Monday, August 27, 2012

Security Officer Observes Lights In Sky Near Canyon Lake, Texas

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Canyon Lake/Sattler, Texas.
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I received an email from a security officer near Canyon Lake, who observed unusual lights in the sky, on or about August 5, 2012.

Here is that report, as is, with no corrections.

Location: Sattler, Texas - Canyon Lake Area.
Source: Emailed report to LITS
Date: On or about August 5, 2012
Time: 5:17 a.m.
Shape/colors: Orb, white and neon lavender
Summary: Lights near Canyon Lake



Hello, Sunny. I work nights, as a  resort security guard, south of you at Canyon Lake. About 3 weeks ago at 5:17am, I witnessed two flying orbs. It was predawn, and I was outside looking at Venus. Very low thin clouds were at somewhere from 1800 yards to 5000 yards up. I regularly watch big planes on landing approach to San Antonio, in this area of sky. Without a sound, this soft white orb appeared, directly in that flight path, but heading the opposite direction. A much brighter and focused spot light appeared from under the orb, pointed to the left, onto the top of a thin cloud. As the orb moved away, the spot made a short sweep and then went out. The white orb, still moving, then disappeared. 1 second later, a second orb appeared. It was at the same spot where the first orb illuminated, but just to the right of that spot. It was also a soft glow, but the color was a neon lavender. It traveled parallel to the path of the first orb, but when it reached the spot where the first light went out; it made an impossible, smooth right turn and vanished. This entire event took about 5 seconds. If I had not been looking exactly at that spot, I would have missed it.

In addition, the witness further explained that he was facing Northeast during the sighting, adding:
It is a canyon and valley, leading down to the guadelupe river, on River Road. Sattler, Tx is a mile away. My best, well thought out guess is this. Those two orb/lights would be larger than a house, and traveling at jet aircraft speeds. Pretty neat to see, after 50 years of sky watching!


[Name withheld by SW/LITS]

Note: Canyon Lake and Sattler, Texas are located N/NW of San Antonio. 

And according to exactly where the witness was located at the time of the sighting, the objects most likely would have been East/northeast of Sattler, Texas.
- SW

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Blue Light Seen Over London, UK - 8/26/2012


I received an email from a witness in London, UK, who along with his brother, saw a blue light flying across the sky.
Here is that report, as is, with no corrections.

 

Location: London, UK
Source: Emailed report to LITS
Date: 08/26/2012
Time: 9:30 p.m. (approximately)
Shape/color: Blue line (possible cigar shape)
Summary: Blue lights spotted


At around 9-10 PM, London Time, I was sitting at my room talking over Skype with some of my friends, when suddenly, my brother starts shouting my name in a astonished  kind of matter. I didn't really bother coming to him, but then he added 'You Must See this', which made me no other option but to tell my friends that I have to go for a minute.

Once I've gotten to him, he shouted agian 'Come to the Balcony Quick!'. And now usually, In London the skies are cloudy at this time of year, and you can't see any stars, becides the one star, which is the south star. So once I've gotten to the balcony, I saw my brother looking up to the sky, and saying to me 'Look up, right there! See that?', I didn't see nothing at first, mainly cause there we're over a thousand small clouds, and small gaps in between them. But after 30 seconds of trying to configure my eyes towards the direction hes pointing above me, I finally see a Blue Light, in a Lined shape. It was about an inch long from my eyes in the sky. It was nothing I've ever seen. (It's the exact same light I've read on the blog! Link for that Blog is at the bottom of this email. I've found about your website after Googling if there we're any blue lights spotted on the 26th of August. And im writing in the morning of 27th) After closely spectating the lights above me for 5 minutes, I've managed to spot that on both edges of the blue line, we're switching brightness on each other, meaning one minute one ending is brighter, the other minute the other end is brighter.

I tried taking pictures of the strange.. aircraft? But My camera couldnt catch the sight perfecly for the camera to see, and the clouds were blocking the full view.

After spectating the lights for several minutes, after the right ending of the line from my view, released a bright blue specticle, it made me think as if Someone was trying to contact anyone. It was nothing similar to a satellite, or anything else, that was the real deal. And seeing that the same thing happened in Phoenix a week ago, prooves that something is going on!

- [Name withheld by SW/LITS]

Link to article; http://lightsinthetexassky.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/blue-object-in-sky-over-phoenix-az.html


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

"That's one small step for man..." - First 'Moon Walker' Dies At 82

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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dead at 82

(CBS News) Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has died. He was 82.

In a statement his family said Armstrong had passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

The family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and also as "a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."
That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.

When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he fulfilled the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just eight years earlier.

It was a long, long way from Armstrong's birthplace near tiny Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930.

Continue reading story...

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Note: I recall watching the televised landing on the moon, felt a personal thrill and the pride of all America.


My heartfelt condolences to Armstrong's family, friends and to the U.S., for losing another hero.

The Eagle has flown to a distant point of light among the stars...

Neil Armstrong, thank you sir!  You will be sorely missed. -SW


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Friday, August 24, 2012

Lights Over North Dallas, Texas Home - 7/28/2012

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I received an email and photo from a witness in North Dallas.  On the evening of July 28, 2012, he and his wife witnessed unusual lights in the sky, then reported them to the local authorities. 

Here is his report.


UFO’s over our house

North Dallas, Texas
July 28, 2012


Our house is located in North Dallas [location redacted].  At approximately 9:40pm, [name redacted], my wife, went to the back door to close it.  She looked out and saw 4 bright red-orange orbs, in a V formation, moving in the sky.  It was a clear night.  There were 3 in a row with the 4th making the V to the right side.  She hollered to me to come running and I ran out back, with her, seeing the formation.

Trailing farther behind, were another 8 or 10 flying singularly.  I tried to take pictures with my good camera, but there was nothing large enough to focus on.  I had the wrong lens on.  I ran back in the house and got my Nikon COOLPIX camera.  It did get some pictures, but they are really small and not too clear.  You can see what colors they were.

I loaded them on the computer. 
[Name redacted] called 911 and reported it and about 10 minutes later 2 police cars showed up with 3 uniformed officers and a civilian dressed woman.  They asked what we saw.  When we finished, they said normally the tower from Love Field or Addison Airport calls for them to be on the look out.  They said they had no such calls.  When we described the orbs, we explained that there was no sound at all from any of them.  Also, there were no marker lights or strobe light on any of them.

There were no regular aircraft or aircraft sounds of any sort in the area during this time period.  Normally, I can see at least one or more aircraft at this time of night.  It was as if they were all diverted or grounded at this time.  They appeared to have come from directly over Love Field heading NNW.  The whole thing took about 4-5 minutes.  It was hard to say how high they were due to no other objects to compare with.

[Name and exact location withheld by SW/LITS]

When I asked the witness if he had any idea what the officers were supposed to look out for, he responded:

No, they just stated that they were informed to look for anything unusual, nothing in particular.  They acted like we were a couple of crackpots or something at first.  They seemed to act differently when we said we had the pictures.  They did say they would do a follow-up report.

Investigator's note: Evidently there has been no follow-up by the police.

If you observed these objects over North Dallas on the evening of July 28, 2012,  please contact us.   Thanks!  -Sunny

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

INCREDIBLE DISC SHAPED OBJECT OVER BRISTOL, VIRGINIA - 8/21/2012

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8-21-12 BRISTOL, VIRGINIA
I was driving home on West State in Bristol, TN. sometime between 10:30-11:00 on Tuesday night and I happened to see a bright object in the sky. I live in a town called Bristol, which is literally split down the middle by the state line. One half is in Virginia and the other half is in Tennessee. At the time that I witnessed whatever this was, I was on the TN side, but I could tell that the object was in the sky on the VA side. There is an airport in Blountville, TN which isn't very far from Bristol, so seeing things in the air isn't unusual. At first, I assumed it was just an airplane. As I drove further down the road, the light in the sky got brighter and it seemed like the object was going slowly across the sky. As I got closer to the light, it seemed to change direction rather easily, so I immediately thought it was a helicopter. Seeing a helicopter isn't that unsual, our local hospital has one for emergencies and the police department has one too(I think). Finally, I came to stop at a traffic light. The light was red for maybe a couple of minutes. I never took my eyes off of the light in the sky while I sat there. As I sat there, I witnessed the light in the sky come further down from the sky. Then it stopped and just hovered there for a moment and changed direction, then it stopped again and abruptly changed direction again. At this point, I started thinking that this was definitely not an airplane and the odds of it being a helicopter was beginning to seem slim as well. Finally, the traffic light turned green and I drove down State Street here in Bristol. State Street is literally split into the TN and the VA side. Thankfully, there wasnt any traffic behind me, so I drove rather slow down the road. At this point, I could see whatever was in the sky very clearly. I was literally right underneath it and as dangerous as this sounds, I had my head out the window looking up at it as I was doing my best to not run into any cars or people. It was an oval/disk shaped object that was surrounded by lights. I am not good with distances, but whatever this was, was rather low. Low enough that I could actually see the underside of it being a slightly different color than the night sky. The lights surrounding the object were of a reddish/orange color. It made no sound at all, it was completely quiet. Yet another reason why I dont think it was a helicopter. I've seen and heard helicopters before, they can be quite loud, epsecially that low in the sky. Finally some traffic got behind me and I had to speed up, and I was no longer underneath of it. I looked into my rearview and it was gone....gone that quickly. I even stuck my head out of the window at the next red light and looked back and I saw nothing. It was like it was never there. I'll say this before I go any further, I do believe in UFOs. I'm not saying that they are extraterrestrials, all I'm saying is that there are things in the skies sometimes that cannot be explained by conventional reasons. I honestly think I saw something that fits that category. It wasn't an airplane. I truly don't think it was a helicopter. It wasn't a blimp. It wasn't a weather balloon. It wasn't Venus and it sure as heck wasn't swamp gas. Unless it was a drone or some other type of remote control hovering/flying/disappearing vehicle, then I am out of things that it could be.

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Also please note that the report is presented here as is, with not editing. -SW

Thanks to: Ken Pfeifer of WORLD UFO PHOTOS and to MUFON.

WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOS.ORG

WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOSANDNEWS.ORG

WWW.MUFONNJNEWS.COM

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Lights Over Katy, Texas- 8/19/2012

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I received an email from a witness in Katy, TX, who observed 4 orange/red lights in the sky, August 19, 2012 at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Katy, Texas
8/19/2012
9:00 p.m.


Last night around 8 or 9 PM, I walked to my truck to get or take something out of it.  The 4 lights grabbed my eye to the Northwest.  3 lights were higher in altitude and the fourth substantially lower.  There was no "pattern" to objects but, they were red and oranges (No Green) and were traveling rapidly and gaining altitude as they traveled. 

I called my wife out who did witness the lights but, disregarded it after a few minutes.  There were thunderstorm clouds in the area and after about 15-20 min. of watching them travel, I lost them behind the clouds.  They appeared too high to be military to me and I we did not see any green lights on them at all. 

I am curious to see if any other observations were reported int he Katy area around these times?  We do have flight paths in the area but usually from the West and the South.  The 3 lights were higher and traveling up and not in the typical flight path and the 1 was substantially lower and seemed to be traveling faster after about 5 min. of watching them to "catch up" to the other 3 lights. 

I have never seen these lights before.  But, when I Googled this I noticed that there are a few sightings in the area reporting the same thing and colors in the same location in the sky. 

[Name withheld by SW/LITS]

Note:  If you observed these lights over Katy, TX or the near vicinity, please submit your report.  Thanks. -Sunny

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blue Object in Sky Over Phoenix, AZ 8/17/2012

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A witness reports to MUFON of a bright blue object in the skies over Phoenix, Arizona, August 17, 2012.

This report is presented here, as is, with no editing.

MUFON Case # 41842
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Sighting: 08/17/2012
Time of Sighting: 10:40
Summary: cobalt blue, brightly lit,appeared to be almost a flat line


Report:
I walked into my back yard for a breathe of air, looked up and saw a brightly lit blue object in the sky.I watched for a few seconds as it made some small-ish circles in the sky.I realized it was not a helicopter or airplane,and I yelled for my husband to come see it.We watched as it made incredible soaring and diving movements, as well as circles and holding perfectly still.It looked as if it was playing in and out of the clouds. It reminded me of a hawk or vulture flying on thermals,it was incredibly graceful and smooth moving. We watched for at least ten minutes,it moved south east from where I originally saw it, and simply vanished. We were amazed by the object's fluid movements. We were glad we both saw this object, it's movements were very beautiful.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vacationers Observe Bright Orange Objects Over La Follette, Tennessee

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I received an email from a witness, who while vacationing in La Follette, Tennessee, saw bright orange lights in the night sky.

The previous evening, friends staying at the same vacation home saw the same (or similar) lights.  One of the friends provided the original photo.

I enlarged and cropped the original photo. I then enhanced the image to see more of the object.

My thanks to the witnesses, for the report and photo. -Sunny


La Follette, Tennessee
July 13, 14, 2012

[Originally reported 7/15/2012]

I witnessed bright orange objects traveling in a meandering fashion across the sky. Sometimes the would stop and hover.  I could not hear engine noise.  I had three separate sightings within a 15 minute period at approximately 11:00 PM on July 14th, 2012.  A friend saw an object like this in the same location the night of July 13th.  She took a photograph.  I did not know of her sighting until I told her family about my sighting this morning.

My sightings:  I saw the first object traverse the sky in a meandering and sometimes zig-zag fashion.  It disappeared - I assume in the clouds.  Less than five minutes later I saw the object, or one just like it, appear and travel the same trajectory.  Both objects stopped and hovered at times.  The were very bright orange.  The second object appeared to ascend straight up very rapidly and in a few seconds it appeared like a pinpoint before disappearing entirely.  A few minutes later, two of the bright orange objects appeared together - again traveling the same trajectory.  They did not fly in a pattern uniform with each other.  They appeared to move closer and then farther away from each other.  At times they hovered simultaneously, and at times one hovered while the other meandered.  One disappeared in the manner similar to the first object I saw, and one disappeared in the manner as the second object I saw.

When the objects switched direction, there was no arc to their pathway.  Their motion was similar to that if a yo yo.

I was staying at my sister's vacation lake home.  The friend who took the picture on July 13th was also staying in my sister's vacation home.  She was with two other friends who also saw the objects.

[Name withheld by SW/LITS]

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Witness in The Woodlands, Texas Claims Photos of Orbs and Mother-ship

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This report is as is, with no editing.
Source: MUFON

MUFON Case # 41782
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Date of Sighting: 08/14/2012
Time of Sighting: 12:00
Viewing Distance: 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration: 01:20:00
Object Flight Path: Hovering then path,Path then hovering
Object Shape: Circle, Oval, Sphere, Teardrop
Summary: Observed orbs entering and leaving mother ship and re-entry into ship

Report:
Observed orbs form into one and attach themselves to mother ship. Several orbs in the sky for long periods of time but moved quickly through the sky. The mother ship hovered for long periods of time.

This is the second sighting in the last few days in The Woodlands Texas which I have observed in the late evening hours. More have also been reported by other individuals in the area.

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Photos and Video of Orange Orbs Over Seagoville, Texas During Perseid Meteor Shower

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While watching  the Perseid Meteor Shower on August 12, 2012, witnesses observe and capture video and photos of unknown glowing orange objects in the sky over Seagoville, Texas.

This report is presented here, as is, with no editing.
Source: MUFON

MUFON Case # 41759
Location: Seagoville, Texas
Date of Sighting: 08/12/2012
Time of Sighting: 01:15
Viewing Distance: 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration: 00:01:45
Object Flight Path: Straight-line path
Object Shape: Fireball, Sphere
Summary: Watching a meteor shower, saw 5 orange glowing objects flying toward the city


Report:
August 11, there was a meteor shower. We started watching around 11:40 pm. My husband and I have been watching, going in and out of the house. Throughout the evening we have been seeing the airplanes from far and close. The meteors, which were shooting in all different directions: Some were very high and dim, some were close and you could see the trail just after them! One would shoot off the southeast and about 5 minutes later one would shoot off straight to the north.
About 1:15 am or so we started back outside for a bit. As I was preparing my chair to sit down (we had been watching the northeast sky, way from the city lights) I was facing south and looked to the east and I see an Orange Glow, keep in mind we had been watching the meteor shower all evening! I told my hubby to take a look; I grabbed my phone and started recording it! I recorded the Orange Glow for about 25 seconds as it crossed the sky. It had to be flying just above the Hwy 175 heading northwest towards Dallas. Just as I turned off the camera on my phone, I noticed another Orange Glow just behind it! I started recording again. Just behind that Orange Glow, this time there were two more flying side by side, with yet, another behind that one. Totaling 5 altogether! While I was taking video, my hubby was shooting pictures from the iphone 3GS. The same type device I was recording the video.
After the event, we were discussing our opinions. There was not a sound, no trail behind them, and they were flying perfectly together. I would assume around the same speed as a slow plane. Almost like they were following something up the highway! I have the pictures and the video! On the video, the night was so dark you cannot even see the houses or trees in the frame. Nor can you see the color! However, in the pictures my husband took you can see the color! I figure if they had been meteors they would not have flown in such a formation, there would have been a trail behind them, and I don’t think they would have been flying so slowly!
My husband says, “We see and hear the planes and helicopters fly by all the time. No sound, no blinking lights, just orange lights floating through the sky. ”

Video links:
http://www.mufoncms.com/files/41758_submitter_file1__001.MOV
http://www.mufoncms.com/files/41758_submitter_file2__002.MOV

Suggested reading:
Perseid meteor shower wows stargazers

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NEWS: New Spy Blimp... Not A UFO

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"The U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) flew for the first time from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Aug. 7. The air vehicle was airborne for more than 90 minutes during its initial flight. LEMV is built by Northrop Grumman with major subcontractor Hybrid Air Vehicle."

The football field-sized blimp uses ten percent of the fuel, compared to traditional aircraft and can hover in the air for three weeks at a time, operated either manually, or remoterly like a drone.

Not a speed demon but...

Northrup Grumman says the Spy Blimp is 100 feet longer than the Goodyear Blimp and is able to accommodate up to seven tons of supply and cargo, at a top speed of 30 mph. Even with a full load, the Spy Blimp can travel up to 2,400 miles.

I see you!

Military plans are to use the LEMV as a reconnaissance vehicle, jam packed with electronic surveillance equipment and set to enter live trials in Afghanistan, in 2013.

So when you look up in the sky and see the Spy Blimp, it could be looking back at you!

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Officer Called Out To See Black Triangle In Spring, Texas- 8/10/2012

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This report originally submitted to MUFON is presented here as is, with no editing.

MUFON Case # 41649
Location: Spring, Texas
Date:  08/10/2012
Time:  10:59
Distance: Over One Mile
Duration: 02:00:00
Object Flight Path: Stationary
Object Shape: Circle, Flash, Oval, Sphere
Summary: Large Pulsating object craft or large orb. A total of 4 witnesses in all one was an officer and two were neighbors.


While getting ready to lock up the house I realized my wife had accidentally left the garage door open. As I walked outside to close the garage door I looked up and noticed a large flashing-pulsating object in the sky to the South. At that time I observed planes moving through the sky near the object. The object stayed stationary and was close enough for me to see many brilliant lights flashing from the object. When I observed a plane fly near the object I believed the object was as large as a large passenger plane. I notified the neighbors next door and they were witnesses as well. They were a little shocked to see the object as well and all of us agreed it was doubtful to be a drone or plane. The object moved some distance but very slowly. I then notified the police and an officer came out and also observed the object. He shined his flashlight at the object as well but there was no response. I was able to take some pictures and some video as well. The object did not leave the area for nearly 2 hours. The oddest thing was as as planes were close to the object it looked like the object was as large as a large passenger plane but when the object moved further South it looked like a large pulsating orb. Well that's the scoop from The Woodlands, Texas on 8-10-2012.


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Frenchtown, New Jersy UFO Sighting- 8/14/2012

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MYSTERIOUS OBJECT WITNESSED IN FRENCHTOWN NEW JERSEY


8-14-12 FRENCHTOWN NEW JERSEY

I was driving along a desolate and completely dark country road that has cornfields and farms on either side. As I am about 2 miles from home I see to the left, above cornfield, a green light which then moved and I could see two other lights connected with it, all three different colors (I think copper/red and white)forming a horizontal line. The object was moving about in a sinister fashion that resembled an insect but with more precision. It had animation, and moved about with a concious quality. My first thought was it was a remote controlled toy plane, but its movements were so bizarre I changed my mind. I stopped my car on the side of road to look closer and another one appeared. Identical to the first. I could not make out anything other than the lights.  It was pitch black on the road and there was nothing to illuminate the actual object. I could see that the three lights were part of one piece, moving together. The two objects seemed to be communicating and/or following each other and were hovering and moving very low to the ground, about the height of a medium sized tree. I decided to pull away and as I did, both objects were visible in my rear view mirror. They came over from the cornfield and were now hovering over the road, as if watching me drive away. They quickly disappeared back over onto the cornfield.

NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
This case is under investigation by Ken Pfeifer of MUFON, New Jersey.

Source: Ken Pfeifer, WORLD UFO PHOTOS

WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOS.ORG
WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOSANDNEWS.ORG
WWW.MUFONNJNEWS.COM 

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UFO Sighting and Lost Memory Near Broken Arrow, OK

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This report was original submitted to MUFON.

It is presented here as is, with no editing.



MUFON Case # 41717
Location: Brokjen Arrow, Oklahoma
Date: 08/09/2012
Time: 10:30
Distance: 501 Feet - 1 Mile, Unknown
Object Flight Path: Stationary,Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change
Object Shape: Disc, Fireball, Star-like, Other
Summary: Felt surprised by my headlights. Zoomed at my house and then hovered showing light sequence green, yellow, blue. felt as though we were getting a "show"

Report:
It was pretty late at night and my sister and I had decided to go down to the gas station to get some smokes. I live in the country, not very often any visible lights other than porch lights are seen out here. On August 9,2012 there was no moon at all...which was awesome I thought because of some personal issues my sister was having at the time. As I walked her down our steps she had looked up to the east and asked what was that light? I looked quickly and told her must be a new radio tower light, or cell phone tower light. She said no it wasnt...but I had blown her off to get in and start the car. She got in my car and I had backed out our curved driveway trying carefully not to hit the kids' basketball goal. I put the car into Drive and flipped on my headlights, without thinking when my sister screamed! I slammed on the brakes and noticed that the orange light was directly in front of me. I quickly shut off my car, turned off my headlights and JUMPED OUT to see what kind of helicopter was flying soooo low. But it was not a helicopter. As I am staring up in the sky, the orange light had turned into a blue and white flashing light that was making its path down my long driveway. I thought for sure this thing was going to circle my car when it suddenly stopped NOT MAKING A SOUND. That is when I felt mesmerized. I wanted to sit down instantly. I noticed the colors, Green first, then yellow, and finally blue. I felt drawn to the blue and noticed it sort of tick like a second hand on a clock in a circular movement. I screamed at my sister "did you see that?" but at the same time she screamed at me "DID YOU SEE THAT?"....I do NOT remember what happened after that...I don't know how I got back into the car, I don't know where it went, or how it flew off. I remember being back into the car...Hooping and Hollering together with my sister...we were completely overcome by adrenaline. We went into the store after discussing we wouldn't say anything inside of the store. We were in there for about 10 minutes talking to the fellow in the store talking about his conspiracy theories when we got our smokes and pops and got back in to drive home. We are only about 1 and 1/2 mile away from the store, but on the way home, we had decided to NOT tell my husband because he would NEVER believe us at all. My sister was staring out her side of the window, and me with my eyes on the road, when she gasped out" OH>>>MY>>>GOD>>>YOLANDA...THERE IT IS AGAIN!!! She grabbed the wheel and I sneaked a peak to see EXACTLY what we had seen before only this time the side view! I grabbed my phone and called my husband to meet us outside. I had barely pulled into my long driveway when I noticed my husband had come outside. I screamed for him to look to the WEST behind our house and when he did, HE SAW the show of his life!! We ALL witnessed 4 light orbs flying towards each other in an AWESOME collision path, only one would move up, the other would go left or right.....awww....it was indescribable. My kids started coming out and I got to show them this awesome making of history meanwhile my husband had grabbed binoculars and was watching a certain grouping of lights that had a large star beam type of light. What he explained he saw was a cluster of orbs with Blue and White neon type of lights. He described them as "cloud like" and "see through" and from the bottom was were the BRIGHT RAY of light was coming from. We ALL watched in aww as the small orbs disappeared past our view and the larger cloud like UFO moved with a sequenced white, blue, white, blue, white, moved across the horizon before finally disappearing into the night. Not 2 seconds later, we could hear helicopters and airplanes before we could see them. What was strange is that it seemed that they were trying to "mock" what we saw. The lighting, they way the airplanes were flipping upside down to show a bright beam that seemed to disappear....but the difference was THERE WAS NO SOUND with the others. You could VERY PLAINLY hear them coming from a mile away, especially, in the dark, quiet country in which we live. One thing I falied to point out in telling my story here, is the way in which the lights shined. With tower lights, it looks like a "ray"...the lights on these UFO's were "neon" looking. You could see darkness where there was no light, and the part that was lit up, did not "ray" out. It was VERY prominent lighting that comforted you. Whatever it was...my family...my WHOLE family, including children witnessed something that VERY FEW FOLKS will ever see. And for this, I am Thankful to tell my story!!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey 3-D Flight Through the Universe

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With a universe this crowded, life has to be out there, everywhere!




Video Link

From the YouTube posting:

This animated flight through the universe was made by Miguel Aragon of Johns Hopkins University with Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium and Alex Szalay of Johns Hopkins. There are close to 400,000 galaxies in the animation, with images of the actual galaxies in these positions (or in some cases their near cousins in type) derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. Vast as this slice of the universe seems, its most distant reach is to redshift 0.1, corresponding to roughly 1.3 billion light years from Earth. SDSS Data Release 9 from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), led by Berkeley Lab scientists, includes spectroscopic data for well over half a million galaxies at redshifts up to 0.8 -- roughly 7 billion light years distant -- and over a hundred thousand quasars to redshift 3.0 and beyond.

For more information about BOSS and the latest data release, go to:
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2012/08/08/boss-sdss-dr9/.



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Rectangular Object Over Cedar Park, TX - 8/8/12

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A witness reports to MUFON of seeing a rectangle-shaped object that hovered, then projected a beam of light before flying away.

Please note that according to the time indicated by the witness, the sun would have just set.   It is unknown (by this investigator), if the time for the sighting is correct.

The report is presented here, as is with no corrections.

MUFON Case # 41612
Occurred: 08/08/2012 @ 08:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Distance: 21-100 Feet, Unknown
Object Flight Path: Hovering then path
Shape: Rectangle
Summary: It was rectangular in size, it just hovered up and down then flew away with a loud hum.


Report:
So like usual I go outback at my house and the time was around 8:00 P.M. so I started looking up at the sky since I kept seeing different shapes in the stars then all of the sudden I could see this bright red and yellow light glowing and hovering above the tree's in my neighbor's backyard. My neighbor's moved so no one was home but the object just hovered above the tree's. After watching this for about five minutes I got out my IPhone and tried taking a photo of it but my camera wouldn't work, on top of my phone it said it had no service but I do have a drawing of what it looked like. Anyway after about ten minutes I heard some weird sound like a door opening in space, I looked at the object and it projected a white beam of light at the tree's then turned off. What was weird was when the beam went off so did the yellow and red lights. I honestly don't know what it did but after about twenty minutes of hovering there the red and yellow light's came back on and it just started making a humming noise then took off into the sky.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Teardrop-shaped Light Over Garland, Texas- 8/2/2012

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A witness in Garland, Texas reported to NUFORC, of having seen a teardrop-shaped light as they drove home from work, on August 2, 2012.

Here is that unedited report.:

NUFORC Case # S91399
Occurred : 8/2/2012 21:00
Location: Garland, TX
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:4-5 seconds
Summary: teardrop shape, hazy aura, like an LED light from my view about the size of a human fist.

Report:
I was driving home from work coming southbound on Arapaho Rd to the intersection of Beltline Rd. I made a left headed East and once I pasted Brand Rd. to my left there was a bright light that came out of nowhere. I lit up the sky in a blue,white light and it had an haze around it. I thought is was a flare or left over firework but it went down and then came up and I saw a small tail behind it. I was waiting on a sonic boom or engine or rotor sound as it past over my car but there was no sound. It flew over my car and headed in a southeast direction. I looked behind me and didn't' see it again.

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Red/Orange Lights Seen From Myrtle Beach- 8/8/2012

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A witness reports that she and her boyfriend observed red/orange lights over the ocean, east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on the evening of Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.

Originally submitted to MUFON, this report is as is, with no corrections.

MUFON Case # 41571
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Date of Sighting: 08/08/2012
Time of Sighting: 09:30 UTC
Distance: Over One Mile
Duration: Undisclosed
Object Flight Path: Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change
Object Shape: Fireball, Flash, Sphere
Summary: Hovering orange-red orbs blink then synchronize over the ocean

Report:
While sitting on the beach waiting for the local fireworks show to start (there's one every Wednesday), my boyfriend and I noticed a bright orange/red ball of light directly east, out over the ocean, below cloud level. The first light appeared and disappeared, then another did the same. Several minutes later, similar lights were seen doing the same. A few moments later, approximately 5 of these orbs synchronized and appeared in a slightly curved line and were equidistant from one another. They appeared for 5-10 seconds, then disappeared again, all at the exact same time. One more object appeared and disappeared afterward. The entire event occurred over the course of about 15 minutes. The orbs were roughly the color of a flare, but did not move as such. Instead, they hovered and disappeared quickly, not slowly dying out like a flare would. Several aircraft left Myrtle Beach Airport around the time of the sighting, but when they flew near the orange orbs, they were much higher altitude. No sounds accompanied the sightings.


Update!

I just received an email from a witness who reports having seen the same lights near Myrtle Beach, SC.

"Ive just returned home from a Myrtle Beach vaca. My wife and I had a sighting over the ocean. I was blown away by this. When I got home tday I found your web sight and was even more blown away to see that others reported the sighting. This all occured 8/8/12 around 9-9:15 pm. Ive read the other reports and I can 100% verify the other stories, almost exactly. Im very interested in this kind of stuff so this was exciting to me. My wife on the other hand is more skeptical and a little freaked out by all this! Just wanted to share this with you. Thanks"
[Name withheld by SW/LITS]


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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Curiosity Captures Descent to Mars

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On the evening of Aug. 5 (PDT; Aug. 6 EDT), NASA's rover Curiosity, landed inside Gale Crater, Mars.

The Gale Crater is a huge impact basin, 96 miles (154 kilometers) across.

As Curiosity made it's decent to the flat crater basin, the camera on the rover's underbelly captured hundreds of color photos of Mars. This video is a composite of those photos.

Other images may be viewed here.

Also visit Space.com for future videos, photos and more space news.


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Triangle of Lights Over Austin - 8/3/2012

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Area of Sighting, Austin, Texas
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A witness reported observing a triangle of red lights over Mopac Expressway in Austin. Texas, on August 3, 20122.

The report submitted to MUFON is presented here, as is, no editing.

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MUFON Case # 41411
Location: Austin, Texas
Date of Sighting: 08/03/2012
Time of sighting: 10:30
Viewing Distance: 101-500 Feet
Sighting Duration: 00:00:20
Object Flight Path: Straight-line path
Object Shape: Boomerang, Triangle
Summary: 3-4 solid red lights in a boomerang shape with a white beacon in the middle


Report:
Not sure what this was. It moved parallel NE to SW along mopac. There are a lot of aircraft in this area but they tend to move NW to SE. So i thought that was strange.It was in a triangle shape. I saw it moving from Steck to Spicewood and lost sight of it in the tree line. It had 3 to 4 solid red lights in a boomerang shape, and there was a pulsating white light in the middle

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