|Occurred : 1/6/2002 15:00 (Entered as : 1/6,7/02 15:00)
Reported: 1/8/2002 10:48:19 AM 10:48
Location: Spring, TX
|Silver sphere/rectangle object seen in clear blue sky above Spring, Tx.
On Sunday, Jan. 6th., my sister saw something in the sky around 2pm above where we live in Spring, Tx., approx. 20 miles north of downtown Houston, off I-45. Sister was only one who saw it on this day. She said it looked silver or metallic in color, and flew around in circles then suddenly couldnt see it anymore. My sister told me about it the next day on Mon. the 7th, and she took me outside to show me where she saw it at approx. 15:00 hrs. (3pm), and lo and behold, there it was again in the same spot ! I saw it this time, and my description is basically the same as hers -- appears to be the size of a ballon at arm's length, but I think it's more like the size of maybe half of a Volkswagen. The object looked more round than any other shape, although at one point it looked kind of oval as it would turn. The UFO was flying haphazardly like a bird fighting the wind, but definitely wasn't a bird. The UFO made no sound whatsover, and looked to be approx. 1000 ft. or lower on a clear blue sky. The Sun at this time was behind us in the west (we were lookig south at it), and whenever this object would turn a certain way towards the Sun, it would shime very brightly, as if only part of it was made of shiny metal (it didnt reflect off the Sun the whole time, just silver in color most of the sighting). I get email news updated from our local ABC News channel here in Houston (channel 13), and somebody else in Pearland on Sunday (Pearland is maybe 30 miles south of us - same direction we saw our object), and the took a video of it, which can be viewed, and their story on the ABC News Houston website). The picture they took does look a lot like what we saw, but more rectangular than what we saw. These people said it appeared to be burning, which might be the Sun reflecting off of it like I said how it shined very brightly when it would turn towards the Sun.
That's it, I'll report any more sightings promptly the same day it happens next time.
((NUFORC Note: We have looked at the video on the television station's website, and did not note any significant movement of the object, as described above. If, in fact, there was no significant rapid motion to the object, we believe that one of the first possibilities to be ruled out would be a condensation trail ("contrail") behind a high flying airliner. However, the image on the website is not sufficiently high-resolution for us to be able to reach a conclusion on the issue. PD))