|Occurred : 9/15/1980 22:00 (Entered as : 09/15/80 22:00)
Reported: 3/8/1998 00:00
Location: Dam B Lake (Just north of; ntersection of Angelina River), TX
|Two slow moving luminous flying craft observed along a high power transmission line in East TX.
In the winter of 1980 my older brother and I were camping out at a hunting lease in East TX, located South of Sam Rayburn Lake. It was late in the night and the sky was clear and moonless. We where parked in a jeep cherokee near the edge of a high power line clearing. The area is far away from any cities and is very forested. My brother and I were talking and listining to the radio. We both noticed two low, slow moving lights about two miles away. The lights where visible in the distance because we were looking down (parallel) the high power line. After obseving the lights for a couple of minites we both ask each other if the other had noticed the lights. They were moving parallel with the power line and would soon be very near to us. At one time a beam of light shinning towards the ground came from one craft. We both became very frightend and I cranked up the jeep and drove hastily out of the treeless area and parked about 50 feet in the woods. We both grabbed our guns. I had never been so scared. I was shaking. I turned off the engine and rolled the window down. Looking straight up I saw one of the craft had moved straight above us. It was about 60 feet above the tree tops. The bottom of the craft looked very different. I recall a triangular pattern of amber lights with some long neon tube type lights also. The craft hovered above us for a few minutes. It made a continuos shhhhh sound. I thought we were about to be ether dead. But the craft moved slowly away keeping the same altitude. Fear left us as we figured, if the craft wanted to harm us it would have when it was above us. Our mood changed from complete fear to courisity. We put down our guns and ran into the opening under the high power lines for a better view. We noticed one craft had stayed back in stationary flight position while the other craft made a circular horizontal flight pattern which had taken it over the jeep and near the club house where the only other people where for a 10 to 15 mile radius. The roving craft returned near the stationary one and both hovered for a few minites. They both looked like to very bright spherical lights aganst a very star filled night sky.No blinking lights where seen. Then as we looked on hoping they would take us for a ride, they both shot silently into the upper atmoshere like a shooting star in reverse. This event blew our minds. We did not tell anybody for a couple of years. I was 16 years old at the time and my brother was in his mid 20's. He was a private pilot at the time. He knew the craft where way below stall speed for a conventional non helicopter type of flying craft. I think they used some type of EMF propulsion system.