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Occurred : 8/27/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 08/27/2004 21:00)
Reported: 9/22/2004 1:44:58 AM 01:44
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Beaumont, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Exploding, traveling light that traveled far faster and more sparatically than any craft I've seen.

My family and I were driving toward Winnie, TX, around 9 p.m. in the evening on the 27th of August, so as to goto the beach for the weekend. We were driving on the interstate a bit after the sun had already set, and I was leaning my head on the backseat passenger window just gazing out into the sky. My father was driving, and my mother was in the front passenger seat. I soon noticed a tiny white light traveling in a sparatically upward pattern. I dismissed it as a plane, but soon realized that the craft was changing direction far too much to be any kind of passenger jet. I followed it silently as it changed direction instantly several times, trying to keep focused on it. I soon told my mother, and she noticed the craft too. We were both astonished by its irregular motion, and it soon dissapeared into the distance, as if it had suddenly shot away from us, instantaneously. But, seconds later, it re-appeared, the light was still at the same opacity, but it had re-appeared in a location far from where it had disappeared. We were both a little frightened by the reality of the situation, but it didn't cause us to jump to conclusions or anything else of that sort. We were still on the interstate, and we had told my father of the craft, but he was busy driving and was not able to get a look. My mother and I followed the craft as it seemed to stop dead in the sky. No longer than it had been motionless, it began to give off what seemed tiny little explosions. It looked like the craft was kind of popping bright shimmering fireworks. It looked much like very dim artillery shell-style fireworks blowing up right off of the craft itself. We watched this happen several times, 8-10 times. We could even see would seemed like the little embers from these explosions floating downward toward the ground. The craft continued to kind of spontaneously combust, and eventually began moving once again in its sparatic movement. We watched it move across the sky and eventually dissapear once again, all the while it was still exploding like a faint artillery shell. It eventually left our sight.