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Occurred : 6/9/1998 21:30 (Entered as : 06/09/1998 21:30)
Reported: 12/7/2004 9:54:38 AM 09:54
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Brownsville, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:15min.
I just called a friend that also witnessed the UFO to verify the time. As for the sighting goes. About ten of my closest friends and myself were at my house having a barbecue. It was a summer night and hot down here in Brownsville, Texas around 9:30pm. Well we all had finished eating and were sitting around having a nice conversation when my friends girlfriend yells out, "Hey, look, a shooting star". Everyone looked up to see what looked like a regular really bright star. This supposed star was traveling at a constant slow speed, in what looked to be an East to West direction. We all started talking about it and debating whether it was a falling star because it had no burn trail whatsoever. Still staring at this object, we all pretty much concluded that it must be a satellite because of the constant slow speed, perfectly straight flight path and never burnt out like a falling star usually does. A couple of friends got bored of seeing this object and looked down at each other to continue talking, while the rest and myself stayed staring at this thing. In one split fraction of a second this object Zoomed the opposite (180 deg.) direction from what now was a West to East direction at enormous length of space in just, like I said, A split second. We all were in awe. The ones that stayed staring including myself let out this "Whoa" sound grabbing the attention of the other friends that had turned away. Suddenly this "star looking" obect started making these incredibly, incredibly fast zig-ziag maneuvers. At this point, all ten witnesses were now watching. We all looked at each in amazement. I can not emphasize on how fast this object was. I'm talk about 90 degree turns, among other angles, zig-zags and zooming the opposite directions in a fraction of a second then haulting at such abrupt stop. I still get excited right now just typing this out. It was such an amazing experience. Then all of a sudden this, now through our eyes we had labeled it a UFO, shot straight up towards space and disappeared. There is NO WAY! on earth a human can withstand such sonic speeds then coming to such abrupt stops...NO WAY! Just as soon as this UFO disappeared, it reaappeared at a different location of the sky. It started flying the different zig-zag patterns again, then shot back up then reappear. It continued this pattern for the length of which was fifteen minutes. You know, it was weird, but it was as if it knew that we were watching and was taunting us. It then shot again straight up toward space and never reappeared again. The best part of this entire experience is that we are very good friends and we all saw the UFO and there is no denying it. Oh.....one more thing. Two of my friends out of the group of ten that witnessed this UFO had the same experience a year before at another friend's outdoor wedding reception. The only thing that I regret was that were weren't prepared with a camera or video camera. That's ok though cause several of us saw it.

Thank you, ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although witness does not indicate that fact. PD))