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Occurred : 2/25/1999 17:41 (Entered as : 02/25/99 17:41 and 17:52)
Reported: 10/22/1999 10:35
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Lewisville Lake, TX
Shape: Oval
Duration:10 minutes
While observing an aircraft laying a broad contrail in daylight, I saw first a light and then an oval craft hover then move slowly south.

I was out at the lake enjoying the views when an aircraft flying at about 10,000 feet flew overhead from south to north spewing out a broad white contrail. As I observed the plane and the contrail with my binoculars I noticed a small light above the contrail which looked like a large star. It was still daylight and too light outside for it to have been a star. I continued observing this light from my car looking overhead slightly to the south. It suddenly disappeared. I kept looking for it in the same general area to no avail. Then, at about 17:52, I spotted a white oval craft (definitely a craft) hovering around 5,000 feet overhead slightly to the south. It began to move north very slowly (in the direction of the plane). It appeared to reflect the sun on its side toward the west and had what appeared to be a silver band around its midsection. It began to move over my car so I had to get out to find it again -- and it was nowhere to be seen. I do not know whether the light was this oval craft descending to a lower position or the light and the oval craft were two separate objects.

((NUFORC Note: We have received a number of reports of anomalous objects in, or near, normal contrails behind aircraft. We do not know what these objects are.))