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Occurred : 9/19/2000 11:50 (Entered as : 09/19/00 11:50)
Reported: 9/19/2000 10:51
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 min
Silver sphere the size of a VW bug seen in the northern sky of downtown Houston Texas for about 30 min moving in different directions.

On Tuesday Sept 19 at 11:50 am I looked into the northern sky and saw a silvery shining sphere or ball dancing in the sky. Iam located in downtown Houston Texas. It moved in 4 or 5 directions and was very shiny. The sky was clear with good sun. At one point a Southwest Airlines jet looked like it was going to hit the sphere. The event lasted about 30 min. I took pictures and called the Houston Police Dept and was told it was a weather ballon. It moved from very fast, to slow, to still. It seemed to continue to move to the north until out of site. I also looked at it with 60x28Mc field glasses. It was round 3d and very shiny or spinning possibly. It moved very smoothly, not in a jerking fashion. There were quite a few jet contrails in the sky and thats what made me look up. Those contrails have been occuring alot lately. I am a professional with a college degree and generally clear headed. I have never seen a Ufo before. I am 38 yrs old. It was probably less than a 2 miles from me when this began. In comparison to the Southwest Airlines Jet it was about the size of a VW bug.

((NUFORC Note: We received a report of approximately 5-6 silver-colored objects reportedly seen by a large group of witnesses on the west side of Youngstown, OH, at 1215 hrs. (EDT) on Tuesday, 19SE00. PD))