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Occurred : 9/25/2003 22:20 (Entered as : 09/25/2003 22:20)
Reported: 9/26/2003 9:44:25 AM 09:44
Posted: 9/28/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Other
Duration:6-8 SECONDS
Crescent Shaped Object

West side of Houston, near the corne of Gessner and Westheimer. I noticed a bright light that flickered on the surrounding cars aad drugsore parking lot, and immediately looked up. It was a quarter moon shaped object with the horns either pointing upwards or to the west (hard to tell vertical/horizontal orientation at night). The object was a brilliantly lit white, with two slighlty darker spots about 1/3 the way in from each end. The lighting remiscent of the glow of a neon light. It traveled from south/southeast to north/northwest, at a very high rate of speed, which I would estimate to be 2 times that of an airliner, maybe 600-650 mph. It must have been low in the sky, because I first notice that it lit up the parking lot somewhat, however, it was above the low clouds as I saw it disappear behing a cloud; it did not re-emerge. No sound at all. Direction appeared to be a straight line. I've seen plenty of meteors and other objects in the sky before, but I was always able to satisfy myself that they were normal occurrences. This was not a normal aerial object. I also surprised myself with the amount of detail that I was able to recall from such a brief sighting. No tail or trail.