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Occurred : 8/12/2004 00:03 (Entered as : 08/12/2004 0:03)
Reported: 8/12/2004 11:26:01 AM 11:26
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:56 minutes
Small intensly strobing multicolor sphere seen over Fort Worth for almost an hour!!!!

We (my fiancee and I) had just read the article in the paper about the meteor showers, so we decided to go out in the backyard to watch the show. We heard that just after midnight, you could see them all over in the sky. We were looking all over, and waiting, and then at 12:03, something did appear in the West Sky, but it wasn't a meteor. It was a small sphere of fiercly strobing light. It was flashing red, blue, green, and yellow lights at very rapid intervals, and was "dancing" around a focal point. My fiancee ran inside and got both my parents at 12:08. From there, all four of us were viewing it with binoculars and confirmed that it looked similar to a floating soccerball with different colors of light flashing in a pattern. We all confirmed the "energetic dancing," and the awesome red,blue, green, and yellow super strobe lights. We all stared at it for 56 min., and at 12:59 it disappeared behind the tree-line. After almost an hour 4 people could not come up with a ligical explanation for what was being seen.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witnesses may have been looking at the star, "Sirius," in the northeast sky. PD))