|Occurred : 9/14/2007 20:15 (Entered as : 09/14/07 20:15)
Reported: 1/14/2008 7:40:15 PM 19:40
Location: Austin, TX
Duration:about 10 seconds
|Green triangle light display over ACL festival in Austin.
I was watching Reverend Horton Heat at the Austin City Limits music festival on this Friday night. It was at least half way through the show so it must have been about 8:15-8:30. I can't remember why but for some reason I glanced over toward one of the main stages to the west of where I was. I saw it about 20 degrees over the horizon and about 30 degrees to the north of the sliver of the moon. I saw a flashing light and a steady dimmer light. At first I thought was a helicopter since a police helicopter had flown over the festival several time that night. If it was a helicopter I would guess it at about 3 or 4 miles away based on the separation and brightness of the lights. Then it did something that freaked me out. Suddenly a huge triangular pattern of big bright green lights began flashing very rapidly. No two lights seemed to flash in sync, it was just wild random flashing of too many lights to count. The lights were all on the parameter of the triangle pattern with none in the middle. The weird thing was that if it was a helicopter putting on a light show, then the lighting attachments would have to have been at least the size of a football field or two. Compared to the distant object I thought I'd seen a second before the triangle light display was enormous. The light display continued for about 10 seconds as I stared in disbelief trying to figure out what the heck it was. Just as I started to get the attention of my friend the light show stopped. I was left explaining to him that the tiny flashing light that he couldn't hardly make out from the other distant aircraft in the sky had just put on a massive light show as if it was right over the festival. It continued to fade into the distance until I couldn't make it out any more. I'm ready to accept that this was a human aircraft putting on a lighting display. The only thing that doesn't make sense to me is the brightness and sure size of the triangular green light display compared to the other lights.