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Occurred : 3/8/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 30/08/07 22:30)
Reported: 3/8/2007 12:54:35 PM 12:54
Posted: 3/8/2007
Location: Columbus, TX
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30-45 sec
Unuaual aircraft flies in snake like formation breaking the sound barrier

I live out in the country on a small ranch. I went out in the backyard around 10:30 PM to take the dogs out, a normal routine prior to going to bed. I usually have a great view of the sky and love to star gaze.

Blinking lights on the NW horizon amongst the trees caught my attention. At first I thought it was bright stars in the distance. But I noticed they would disappear while I stood in one place and reappear in another. As I moved to find them they would appear and disappear.

I tired of this event and began looking straight up at the brilliant stars hoping for a shooting star when a series of flashing lights appeared in the western sky. At first glance it looked like a plane but as it got closer overhead I began to watch and follow its unusual movements and shape. The object was moving from west to east at a speed that was faster than an airplane, its shape was unrecognizable even though there was a full moon.

The object moved in an erratic nearly snakelike formation. Many lights could be seen flashing across its middle girth in a very random, flickering red and white pattern. I couldn’t judge its distance from earth nor its size but I believe it was larger than a plane.

Once the object disappeared in to the eastern horizon, I heard the tremendous trailing noise of a jet-liner back to the east where the object first appeared. I noticed a flash of dull white light, similar to a lightning flash, illuminating a cloud in the sky, as the rumbling of the aircraft tried to catch up to the object.

Could it have been traveling faster than light? I watched the object for 20-30 seconds and the noise lasted nearly as long.