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Occurred : 8/15/2000 21:44 (Entered as : 10/15/2000 21:44pm)
Reported: 8/15/2000 20:38
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1-1.5 seconds
Pie shaped craft ignited rocketlike engine ,skipped across the sky and vanished silently at tremendous speed.

Pie-shaped craft seemed to suddenly appear traveling at what looked like average airplane velocity. Love Filed airport is not far away so the majority of the planes in the sky are assending or descending, so scalability of airplane size is not hard to fathom. We were facing southeast looking southeast on the patio at a local restaur 21:44 CST. glancing at the sky above the the adjacent table, I noticed the craft heading west. The sun had not set all the way so the craft could be seen fairly well. Its texture didn't appear any differant than the materials made for modern aircraft,and not unlike typical flying saucer materials.The size of the craft was misleading because it seemed to big to be that low in the sky. My mind could not make out it relationship to it distance in respect to its size.. It seemed to me for an instant first a small plane seen upclose, , then seemed to appear like a helicopter, probably my mind making up for the differance in size to as were it should have been. As the idea of it being a meteor started to cross my mind, my reflexes, already fired, was already thrusting my pointing finger to the sky as the craft employed some sort of energy device and increased it speed incredibly. what appeared to be the back of the craft, lit up with a white light. The light was not the light typical of lights on planes but was more akin to a white flash, white hot like a welders torch. The white flash was produced in an area rectangular in shape, with even distribution of the white light. The craft skipped forward at high speed and disappeared,Hyperspace style. As its engines ignited I shouted UFO and my associate witnessed the speed increase, skipping, and disappearance. We agreed that the white light was not similar to the break-up of a meteor or its falling deris.