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Occurred : 2/7/2007 20:45 (Entered as : 02/07/07 20:45)
Reported: 2/8/2007 10:40:25 PM 22:40
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Formation
Duration:2 minutes
Amber glow with two star-like points of light all moving in a triangular formation

At 8:47 pm on 2-7-07 while waiting for the UT shuttle, I witnessed an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon for about two minutes.

I first spotted a very faint amber object about 150 feet in the night sky above Waller Creek running alongside San Jacinto St in front of the UT Art Building. At first I thought it was a balloon or parachute floating, but as I observed it more intently, it was more of a dim, amber/golden glow, roughly trapezoidal, but it was more amorphous and had no hard edges. I had dark shades running through it, as if something were inside it, or possibly surrounding the glow--it was hard to tell. I tracked it visually as it flew silently, north over Waller Creek at a steady, slow pace maintaining the same altitude.

I then noticed that below the amber object were two very dim points of light similar to stars that were moving with it. The points of light were at odd angles from the amber glow and their distance from each other formed an uneven triangle. All three lights moved together and stayed in the same triangular formation.

My eyes were transfixed as I tried to determine what it could have been. Being an artist with excellent observational skills, I flipped through every possible explanation in my head: It didn’t even remotely resemble a plane.

The moon and stars don’t fly along.

The objects were not solid like a balloon, parachute, weather balloon, or any other aircraft.

Also, the amorphous quality of the amber glow and the dimness of the two moving star-like objects just didn’t make sense to me, compared with regular airplanes I’ve seen hundreds of times before. Something was just not right about this thing.

I thought about running to keep up with it, but I was exhausted from having just run 4 miles at the track, and I think it was traveling too fast to follow on foot, though a car could have kept up with it easily.

As the objects moved farther away, my bus showed up and I had to leave. When I got on the bus and looked around at people, I had a heightened sense of awareness of my surroundings, particularly my visual and olfactory senses--lights were much more intense than usual and I was acutely aware of everyone’s movements and of the faintest smells around me.

For the rest of the night I couldn’t stop thinking about the UAP. I kept thinking about what normal object would match what I had seen earlier, but there were none. I know what I saw and it was anything but normal.

I’m very reluctant to mention this to anyone, but I thought it important to at least report what I witnessed.