|Occurred : 6/1/1995 21:00 (Entered as : 1995 21:00)
Reported: 7/5/2007 12:52:15 AM 00:52
Location: Austin, TX
|Floating red light over Texas-matches other reports.
Although this is an old report with uncertain date, I wanted to post it because it matches the one from Puget Sound from March 2007.
Austin, Texas, just after dark, myself and several people saw a red light similar to what would be on a tower. It was to the South. We were within a mile of Interstate 35. We watched it as we talked as we knew there was no tower or anything there. We eventually noticed it was slowly moving towards us. It took a good 20 minutes to go from the horizon to overhead. There was no sound and no other light. It did not variate in brightness at any angle. It seemed to stop overhead, maybe 3000 feet or less. Just far enough that a spotlight could not hit it. It drifted like a hot air balloon in speed.
While watching, I called the ATC tower at the local airport. They confirmed they could see it visually but did not know what it was.
After a few minutes it just turned off. 2 minutes later it reappeared in the exact same spot on the South horizon again. When I called ATC again, they advised they now knew what it was but couldn't tell me. I told them they might ought to before someone shoots at it or something stupid.
It repeated the exact same path until it was right overhead again, and then just turned off. We never found out what it was. I just thought it sounded exactly like the other report.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))