|Occurred : 10/8/1998 21:12 (Entered as : 10/08/98 21:12)
Reported: 10/8/1998 00:50
Location: Austin, TX
|Triangular shaped object moving from north to south. Object was barely discernable from the night sky. Leading edges faint orange. No lights or sound.
I was outside in my driveway lying on my back in order to view the evening meteor shower. Suddenly, I noticed an odd looking triangular shaped craft moving at the speed of a commercial airliner flying directly overhead. It was very faint, barely discernable, had I not been attentively focused on the stars I probably would not have noticed it at all. The object obliterated any starlight behind it as it silently glided from north to south. The leading edges of the object had an eerie faint orange glow. No lights were visible on this craft. I often watch the night sky and must say that I have never seen anything quite like this. It was exciting to see. The object moved behind a tree and I jumped up to see if I could reestablish a visual contact. As I expected, once the visual contact was interrupted, I was not able to focus on it again. I did notice the red light of an aircraft in the vicinity but probably at a much lower altitude than the object. This aircraft certainly was not in pursuit of the object and was moving almost perpendicular to the object trajectory. I called the sighting in shortly therafter to the National UFO Reporting Center. I was quite surprised but at the same time elated to find myself speaking directly to Peter Davenport, Center Director. Having heard him speak in the past as a special guest on the Art Bell Show, I recognized his voice immediately. After phoning in the sighting, I returned to my post, hoping to see more, but there was nothing but stars once again. I thought about what I had witnessed, and wondered if I would ever see something like this again in my lifetime.