|Occurred : 7/8/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 07/08/1904 21:30)
Reported: 8/9/2004 5:52:46 PM 17:52
Location: Lindale, TX
|A strange bee sound and searchlight. Media reported a "fireball" that night.
The media reported a fireball going across the sky that night.
I was sitting in the house at the computer. The back window is to my right, facing due East. I heard something that sounded like a "bee". That's what caught my attention. I looked out and saw a spotlight or searchlight shining down on top of the trees about 1/2 mile or so away. It was moving slowly North. There were no markers, or anti-collision lights. I have been an aircraft mechanic for 15 years, and I know an aircraft when I see one. I am also a ham radio operator, and have a ladder propped against the front of my house, so I can get to my antennae. I ran out the front door and climbed to the top of the house to get a better look, but it was gone. It was moving kind of slow, and I thought it was a blimp. It would be real strange to see a blimp at night - especially with no markers on it.
I have heard that giant "bee" sound a time or two since, but I didn't see a searchlight. It always occurs at night.
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