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Occurred : 11/16/1998 23:00 (Entered as : 11/16/98 23:00)
Reported: 12/14/1998 19:22
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Austin/San Marcos, TX
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1+ hr
Extremely clear night, south/southeast of Austin,TX. Possibly btween Austin/San Marcos. 11pm 11/16/98. Flashing object. Remained stationary over 1 hr. Was not plane/helicopter, nor planet/star.

Approx 11pm, looking s/se from SW Austin, sky was very clear, no moon, I noticed one of "planet" was very bright and twinkling oddly. Upon reporting to my roommate we became suspicious of object. For one hr. it didn't move, flashing red, yellow, white. Appeared to be 1-2 miles above far south/se Austin or just north of San Marcos. We ruled out aircraft and planets/stars. With binoculars I had to rack focus from stars to object. There was obvious depth/definition/form to object. It wasn't aircraft. It was apparently 1 mile from ground, approx. 20 miles S. of downtown Austin. Possibly satellite? Only possibility in our opinion. One wk later a friend in San Antonio told me he saw UFO on same night to north/northeast of SA @ same approx time. Similar description in height/location. This was the night b4 meteor shower.