|Occurred : 13:30
Reported: 5/20/2004 11:44:06 AM 11:44
Location: Pearland, TX
Duration:One to two minutes.
|A late July or August weekday afternoon between 01:30 p.m. and 04:00 p.m.: Leaving no contrail and at an altitude twice to thrice the cruise altitude of commercial jets, a moving object (about the size of what a bright planet looks like in the night-time sky) was seen approximately 60 degrees up from the western horizon. Traveling in a straight line from west to east at a rate of speed approximate to that of a jet, the object was a-glow from white light reflecting up from the earth below. Two or three other objects, similar in appearance yet smaller in size and more difficult to see, were then observed trailing the larger object as it reached a 90-degree zenith point in the sky. Spread out at random distances up to a total of about a 40-degree arc, each object caught up with the larger object and flew around the sides and rear of the larger object in honeybee-to-hive fashion. Each smaller object, one at a time, disappeared into the back of the larger object. The larger object, picking up speed, kept moving in a straight line towards the east. At about 55 degrees up from the eastern horizon, developing thunderhead clouds obscured the object from view and it could no longer be seen.
((NUFORC Note: Source of report does not indicate date of incident. PD