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Occurred : 7/15/1966 19:00 (Entered as : June 1966 17:00)
Reported: 11/10/2005 10:49:00 AM 10:49
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Galveston, TX
Shape: Oval
Duration:30 seconds
Glowing Orb chased by F-104s in daylight over Galveston, Texas in 1966.

In the evening during the Month of July 1966 about 7pm and still light out I was on the roof of the family home and heard the sound of a jet to my east. I searched the sky over the city to the east and saw a F-104 ((sic--see below. F-106's "Darts")) which I had seen in my area before and was famillar with. The jet was heading diaganolly across the sky toward the Gulf of Mexico.

I looked toward the front of his flight to see if any other aircraft were with the jet. I then observed a glowing reddish orange ORB moving in the same direction as the jet but again in front of the jet about perhaps a 1000 ft.

The object appeared the size of the eraser of a pencil if held a arms length. The eye could not focus on the oject as it appeared to glow as an ember in a fire glows. There also seemed to be a counter-clockwise swirling to the glowing object.

I had to slightly turn my head to the left to view the jet and all the while I could make out the features on the jet clearly.

The orb crossed over the island's seawall at a point I later measured and found to be 1 1/2 miles from my point of observation. The only noise I heard was that of the jet and both objects proceeded out over the Gulf.

I then heard futher jet noises from the West and turning to look over the city to the west I witnessed two more F-104's flying only about 1000 ft. above the roof tops as they proceeded toward the Gulf toward the orb in an interception heading. I lost sight of the Orb and jets as my view was blocked by a hotel that was on the seawall at the time.

After the sighting I found out about the A.P.R.O. and filled out a sighting reoprt they had mailed to me later. I had no interest in this field of ufo 's prior to this sighting. Thank You

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))


In the ufo report I submitted today the jets were the f-106 Delta Dart. The Delta Dart was what I saw not the Starfighter which is the f-104. The Delta Dart was flown from Ellington field in Houston and it was the f-106 Delta Dart that was chasing the Orb.