|Occurred : 3/15/1993 16:00 (Entered as : 03/15/93 1600)
Reported: 7/9/2002 12:37:01 PM 12:37
Location: Irving, TX
|Yellow light that made a fast, sharp angle turn up through clouds.
First, I'm an Air Force brat & am very aware of what jets can and cannot do. Or at least the ones we know about.
Lived very close to DFW airport, on the south side, near American Airlines headquarters. Was walking the dog one evening and to entertain myself, watched the planes setting up to land, from southwest to northeast. (This is DFW's flight pattern or the reverse, depending on the wind.) It was just after dark. I started watching a light coming in low from the northwest -- opposite the flight pattern. That's what caught my attention. I first thought it was high enough to still pick up the sun and make it reflects, but no, the sun was down. It was a mild yellow color without any red/green blinking lights that are required as a warning to other planes. The weather was cool and clear with a just few high thin clouds. I was standing on a hill with trees below my line of sight so there were no obstructions. I heard no noise from the object.
It kept coming in my direction in a straight line. Suddenly, it almost made a 45 degree angle turn, shot up through those high thin clouds and was gone. I could barely turn my head fast enough to watch it shoot up through the clouds.
No aircraft I have ever seen (1) turned that sharp, and (2) moved that fast. I grabbed the dog and went inside.
can make that sharp of a turn
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))