|Occurred : 9/7/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 09/07/99 23:00)
Reported: 9/7/1999 02:19
Location: Austin, TX
Duration:30 min. +
|Two objects that would normally be assumed to be stars except too low in the sky, changing colors - blue/green to white, to red. appeared to be hovering, only slightly changing postion, moving lower on the horizon. One larger and more visible than smaller object to the northeast of it, otherwise identical.
the previous evening my roommate and i had witnessed the same strange lights in the sky, we had called the police to report it (1:30 am) and two officers came out. they thought they were following up on a hoax until they followed us into our backyard and witnessed the objects for themselves. the officers called around to local airports and airforce base and could not find an explanation. We ruled out helicopters, these objects (then one large and 4 smaller) hovered in one place for over and hour - definitlely not a plane, and too low and stationary for a satellite ( we assumed) -- so, on 9/7/99 (tonight) i went outside on the off chance there might be another sighting and i found one of the objects low in the sky to the west of my house ( the previous evening they had been to the northeast). i called a friend who owns a telescope and he went outside to see, he called me and reported another smaller one above the one i spotted. He could not explain the flashing objects either. These were lowering on the horizon quickly, so soon they were behind the trees and i could no longer see them (approx. 30 min.) I am a college gradute with a degree in English - i have an open mind, but tried to explain this sighting logically (plane, satellite, etc...) none of these explanations seemed satisfactory. I am very interested to know if anyone else reported a similar event either night.