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Occurred : 8/16/2003 17:00 (Entered as : 08/16/03 5:00 pm)
Reported: 8/18/2003 7:34:48 AM 07:34
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Formation
Duration:45 minutes
Three dark mysterious objects in the afternoon sky

On the afternoon of Saturday, August 16, other individuals and myself witnessed a prolonged sighting of three, dark mysterious objects in the blue skies in southeast Houston near Pasadena.

While in our backyard, my son's 10-year guest first drew our attention to an object floating in sky at about 5:10 in the late afternoon. At first, the object looked like a dark dot in the sky and was too high to determine what it was even with my low-powered binoculars. Initially, I dismissed it a cluster of balloons set adrift. But then I noticed that the object was stationary which was unusual especially at this altitude. At times, it would sway back and forth to show that the object had an irregular shape. As it swayed, a lighter shade of color could be seen on its body. It was my wife's opinion that it was not balloons.

After some ten minutes, the object slowly started drifting through the sky. During this period, a small non-commercial plane, at an altitude of several hundred feet flew by between us and the object. The object stopped once again after traversing what I think were miles. We were still unable to determine what it was.

Then my son's friend alerted us to two more similar objects further out in the horizon. One of the objects slowly drifted to our direction but still not close enough to determine what it was. At about 5:40, all three objects could seen, stationary and distanced from each other by miles of blue skies.

Eventually, my attention was drawn back to our backyard activities. By 6:00, as we turned our attention back to the skies, we could no longer see the objects.