|Occurred : 1/4/2007 18:00 (Entered as : 01/04/07 18:00)
Reported: 1/4/2007 5:39:17 PM 17:39
Location: Round Rock, TX
|Bright multi-colored appearance with irratic movements.
We have seen this before over the summer of 2006 but did not report this sighting.
The best way for us to describe this is that it first appears to be a very bright star and it does not move or change direction or shape at first. On closer inspection with binoculars it is seen to have 3 lights, (a red, blue and white) which blink on and off, but not like airplane lights. It makes no sound and acts as if it knows it is being observed, which is one of the creepiest aspects of this. Then it begins to move ever so slightly as if it is hovering and has no noise. It remains stationary and then begins to change shape, getting less bright but the colors remain. It will stay like this for about 30 minutes longer before disappearing quickly. I have never seen anything like it before.
We have a good view of this from our kitchen window. Every night for a week in the summer of 2006 we saw it and it would come out in the same location but at a later time, around 11:30 p.m. and stay until around 1:00 a.m. I almost called the authorities about it but I assumed they would think we were nuts. My husband, the skeptic, was even intrigued by it and stood out in the back yard and watched it for 1/2 hour. Even he could not figure it out. My son and I were the ones who watched it tonight however,(1/5/07). It is always located in the southwest corner of the field behind us, eventually moving and disappearing suddenly to the northwest.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of the star, Sirius? PD))