|Occurred : 10/15/1990 23:00 (Entered as : 10/15/90 23:00)
Reported: 6/18/2003 8:18:35 AM 08:18
Location: Austin, TX
|UFO seen over Austin's Robert Muller Airport
After a monday night football game, I stepped out on to the porch of my friends house which was just across the street from the city's international airport. I looked up into the night sky to see what if any stars I could see when I saw the following: From my vantage point I could only see the shape of a square bottom surface about seventy five feet by seventy five feet and nine circles in a 3 x 3 grid. Each circle was protruding from the bottom like a squared edged donuts about 5 feet deep. All were the same size and equally spaced apart.
The object seemed to be floating above the south edge of the airport at about one hundred to one hundred fifty feet. It moved very slowly across the sky about five to ten miles per hour toward the west.
The object had no lights at any point during my viewing. The only way I was able to see any details at all was due to the light reflected from the surface.
I felt no magnetic or electrical fields, but I was never directly under the object.
As I watched the object float by, I moved to get a better view, it never picked up its pace or altered its altitude. I heard a door open and saw my friend come outside to say good bye to me, I ran up to her and pulled her into the street to show her.
She did not see what I saw because as I showing her the object, it became blocked by the trees. I ran futher down the street with her in tow and although I could still see the object, it was hard for her to see it as it had no lights. I ran us back to the house and jumped in my car and tried to follow it but as it was not following a street it soon was gone from my sight as well.
I can give no reason why this airport would be of interest because as of now, it's closed down and a new airport is in operation. The only US Air Force base was just a reserve station at the time and shut down soon after Desert Storm. It became Austin's new airport.
I finally writing about this because I've never seen anyone else describe a square object, and I thought someone else may have seen something similar. It has always made me wonder exactly what it was that I saw. I know I'll never know but the experience was awesome. I keep looking up in the night sky to see what I can find.
As for me, I have spent most of my life around US Air Force bases. My father served and I served as well. For the first 28 years of my life I lived on or near a base.
I watched SR-71's lift off from a California base, U-2's from a Florida base, I was on the Cape to watch a Shuttle launch, seen countless air shows, and once I saw a F-117 take off from a Texas base in broad day light. The F-117's profile was so strange I thought I was seeing my second UFO, but then it banked I saw the wing shape.
My job during active duty was in electronics and communication devices, during my reserve years I loaded aircraft, C-130's to C-5's.
I like to think that I know aircraft, I've built many models and continue to keep up with new aircraft design, as best as an ex-military man can. Generally I know what I'm looking at when I look up into the sky but on this occassion I did not have one clue.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))