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Occurred : 6/15/1977 01:00 (Entered as : 06/15/77 01:00)
Reported: 6/17/2000 08:16
Posted: 6/21/2000
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 minute
Orange ball objects seen near Ft. Worth, Texas twenty three years ago.

The date of this even as listed above was never recorded, and even the year 1977 is uncertain. The witness to this event was driving a station wagon containing his wife and three young children - all of whom were asleep at the time, which was around 1:00 AM. The vehicle was headed east along IH-20 about mid way between Ft. Worth and Dallas. After passing some low hills located not far north of the highway the vehicle came to an area which was relatively flat and which perhaps sloped slightly downward from IH-20. Immediately upon passing the hilly area the driver's attention was called to a location about one mile distant where a series of lighted orange globes were rising up from the earth - one behind the other - in an arc which brought the string of orange globes to a flight level with the earth at perhaps 1000 feet altitude. The orange globes were 20 to 30 feet in diameter, around 300 to 400 feet apart, and seemed to be moving at about 30 MPH. When first seen, there were two globes rising along the arc following five already in single file behind one another. A new globe arose about every 6 to 7 seconds from the same spot. The area from which the globes were rising seemed to be part of a large wooded residential area, but the witness could not tell what kind of buildings were present because of the trees and the distance. However, there were no structures evident which were higher than a two storey building. The globes were about the same color as the orange color on a package of Hewlett Packard black ink for printers. They seemed to be solid and rigid (unlike a balloon), and they were completely round with no appendages, attachments, windows, portholes, or other features. The orange color was uniform over all the object, and the objects seemed to be lighted as if the surface of each globe had a dim glow. They DID NOT appear like a balloon with a light source inside. They appeared to be lighted from within their surface, and NOT as if lighted from outside the globe. The globes travelled in straight, constant-speed flight - not moving up or down at all. No attempt was made to stop to observe the globes because it seemed dangerous to stop along that segment of IH-20 where there were no houses or businesses, because it was around 1:00 AM, and because the witness was tired from having driven for the previous four hours. Because there were some major aircraft industries in the Ft. Worth area the witness at first assumed that he was witnessing the testing of some kind of air craft which carried a large light of some type. But it now seems the orange ball itself was the craft being tested. But why so many?