|Occurred : 12/12/2004 20:25 (Entered as : 12/12/2004 20:25)
Reported: 12/15/2004 7:47:45 PM 19:47
Location: Dallas, TX
|Two linear groups of maneuvering lights over Dallas, Texas 12/12/04
December 12, 2004 about 2025, North Dallas, Texas Viewing to the Northwest from the alley behind our house, maybe 20-30 degrees up from the horizon.
Moving West to East, fast. Two linear groups of dim (practically invisible) lights. One line of four or five, another of three, spinning and crossing each other's paths. If they were small and low, they were in the low hundreds of miles per hour. If they were high, which is how it looked, they were huge and hypersonic.
They were already past me when I spotted them, and faded from visibility within maybe five to ten seconds, after which they had covered possibly fifteen or twenty degrees of sky.
There was what appeared to be a more conventionally lit aircraft (though definitely not conventional) moving in roughly the same direction, low and fast, but without noise. Since it looked more conventional, though, all my attention was on the dim lights. If the brighter craft was just an airplane, it was unrelated, because I think that the dim lights overtook the path of the brighter, and their paths diverged noticeably. The brighter one disappeared first.
The lights were very dim, but appeared white. We are near the Southeast section of the local traffiic area for Addison airport, and there were several planes in the pattern. None were within a mile of the section of sky that had the strange lights (except for the one mentioned above.) The sky was crystal clear. One of the clearest I've seen in Dallas.