|Occurred : 11/15/1971 21:00 (Entered as : 11/15/71 21:00)
Reported: 12/21/1998 10:48
Location: Lake Victor, TX
|Large Bright Blue Ball of light at very low altitude.
My friends and I, all about 10 or 11 years old played a game where we hid from car headlights. We saw what at first we thought was headlights from a car shining on the surrounding buildings. Thinking it was car headlights (in our game)we turned quickly to see which direction it was coming from so that we could dodge the lights. We did see one car on a distant road, but it's lights were not pointing in our direction. Suddenly, a bright blue "fireball" (for lack of a better word) streaked across the sky. It had no distinct shape that we could recall, only a big blue ball of bright light. It could not have been more than 1000ft in the air above us and had a deafening roar. The event lasted no more than a few seconds as it roared across the sky. I would say from east to west. I had seen meteors by that age and knew it was not a meteor. This was a very intense light and was not from something burning up. It was a very brilliant light. I am not sure that it left any sort of trail, but I believe it did not. The event was reprted on the local news the that evening and UFO enthusiasts were out the next evening searching the skies with spotlights and such. I also remember that some car horns went off as it went by and someone talking of their car dying when it happened.