|Occurred : 6/9/2006 03:00 (Entered as : 06/09/06 03:00)
Reported: 11/16/2006 9:14:15 PM 21:14
Location: Harwood, TX
|Glowing ball speeds over small country town at incredible speeds
we had just finished hosting an all night paintball game, which is why we were out so early in the morning, i was directing players off the field, and around a SUV that was trying to back out. as i was holding back the SUV from moving and ushering the players around, i was looking in an upward direction, actually looking at the ends of the pantball guns, that were slung over their shoulders, making sure that the safety device was in place. as the players each passed me, tired from playing all night, i notice something moving in the sky, towards the east, or north east. there is not that much air traffic out there, very rare to se anyhing in the sky. the night was very clear and the starts were quite bright. if you lay on your back long enough you will catch the occasional shooting atar, or even the slow moving satelites, as the cross the sky ( east to west or vise versa ). but this thing was very bright and perfectly round ( maybe spherical ). and quite large, about half the size of a dime at arms length. it move rather slow right as i started to look at it, it was heading northward. covered a space of about 6 inchs at arms length, then shot straight north at a speed that i have never witnessed ever! i have been to air shows and have seen rockets fire, this was way faster, and i had a view of it all the way to the horizon, as it got further away, it got smaller in appearance, which suggested to me that the relative size i had first witness was not a glow but the actual size. if i had to guess, i'd say i had that night, from my vantage point at least a hundred mile visiblity to the horizon, and this thing made that leap in just a second and did not leave a trail or streak. just this glowing ball moving real fast. As i watched for several more seconds, as it just went on and on into the horizon until i could not see anymore, the only thing that i really had time to do was say "that was fast!"...thats when the other people turn and said " what?"....it still gives me chills to thing about it! , i have them as i type this....i don't know what it was, but i do know, it was not a helicopter, nor blimp, not a balloon, not any airplane that i am fimiliar with. I saw that russion satelite enter the atmosphere, back in the late 80's and this didn't look like that. it was not a shooting star, for they happen in just a streak and its over. and it appeared that it was not that high up, like in space...more like the altitude of private planes.