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Occurred : 5/6/1978 00:00 (Entered as : 05/06/1978 0:00)
Reported: 10/19/2003 3:24:26 AM 03:24
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:20:00
UFO manuevering over an uninterested Carswell Air Force Base

Two friends and I were at Lake Worth late at night near Fort Worth, TX sometime back in the late '70s or early '80s. I happend to see a "star" move. It looked like any other star. It wasn't the brightes and it wasn't the dimmest. It moved in a circular pattern; that is it quickly (about 1/2 second) made one circle with a diameter of about 3/4" (using my fingers at arms length to measure this and the following apparent distances), and then remained motionless for several minutes. I didn't say anything because I felt that if it didn't move again my friends might pass it off as an eye movement.

It finally moved again, this time it moved in a straight line about 4 apparent inches accross the sky. There was no appearance of accelleration or decelleration; just a quick move. It then sat motionless again for a few minutes. It made another circle, and one of my friend said, "Did anybody see thst?" I said that I've been watching it.

It behaved this way for quite some time, making circles and straight lines, and remaining motionless for minutes between moves. The circles all seemed to be the same size, but the length of the lines varied from about 4" to about 18". It always looked like a star: no flashing or colored lights, and it always held the same brightness. The last time we saw it is when it disappeared into the sky (or over the horizon) with a long, straight-line dash. There it was, and then darted off, out of sight in about a second or less.

What I find interesting about this is WHERE it occurred. It was directly over what at that time was Carswell AFB. From where we were sitting, if there was any ground activity on base, we could have seen it. We saw no military activity. Not on the ground, not in the air.

This is a place to report; not to speculate, but I can't help myself :) I'm now under the impression that thing was being operated by our Air Force.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))