|Occurred : 12/29/2000
Reported: 11/20/1999 21:55
Location: Austin, TX
|Three lights in triangular formation. One craft or three I could not tell.
My wife and I were returning to work after a lunch break. I stepped outside and looked up to see the moon. Instead what I saw were three dome shaped lights that were moving north at a constant rate of travel. All three lights were the same color something between a subdued peach & burnt ocher. They did not blink or flash. The lights were either three individual craft moving in perfect triangular formation, or they were attached to one indistinguishable craft. All moved exactly in unison! The craft covered about 40 degrees of sky in less than ten seconds and maintained a constant velocity. No noise accompanied this sighting. I shouted over and over at my wife to "Look at this! Look at this!" She was closing the door behind me and turned and observed the craft for about seven seconds. After continuing across the sky in a straight line the UFO disappeared seemingly winking to nothing as it went into the night. My wife was extrememly shaken. I too felt this, but I also felt excitement. Disbelief. Never have I seen anything even close. I am an Army veteran and am trained in aircraft identification. This was absolutely not a conventional powered aircraft. Nor is it anything I have ever been instructed to watch for. Very chillingly this craft is a near identicle copy of a recreation I observed very recently on TV of a UFO reported all over Britain in one night and investigated by that fromer MOD official whose name I cannot recall. I believe the show was "Sightings". The event is less that 2 hours old and I am back at work, but my mind is not focused and I feel as though I am running on Auto. What do I do now?
((NUFORC Note: We assume the witness implies a sighting in Austin, TX, since that is his home. The event he alludes to occurred at Bentwaters AFB in England on the night of December 29, 1980, just 1 or 2 days after a dramatic sighting near Houston, TX, referred to as the Cash/Landrum Case. In the latter case, three people were badly burned by a diamond-shaped, extremely bright object, which was being pursued by a number of USAF "Chinook" helicopters. PD))