|Occurred : 2/8/2008 20:20 (Entered as : 02/08/2008 20:20)
Reported: 2/9/2008 11:05:38 PM 23:05
Location: Plano, TX
|Plano, Texas circular object with rotating flashing red lights
At approximately 8:20pm we stepped out to the backyard and we were admiring the clear night sky. I don't know the constellation name but in the NNE sky I could see the triangle - 3 stars - and noticed a fourth and was surprised to see a fourth star?! At about 10-15 degrees my daughter and I spotted an object that seemed closer to us than the stars. I would say perspectively it looked like it was about 15 miles from us. We looked around to see the airplane flight paths and watched that for about 2 minutes and decided it was not the same as an airplane. We did not see this object move in any direction but we did see red flashing lights going around it in pattern almost. The lights spinning around this object would speed up and then slow down. We watched this thing for about 8-10 minutes and after the last cycle of flashing around this object it rapidly strobed may 6 or so times and it was gone.
About 30 seconds later we saw a dull white streak across the sky in a northerly direction and spotted another object in the North sky but it was glowing bluish somewhat hazy. Just as the first object, it just disappeared after watching it for nearly 5 minutes. About 2 or 3 minutes later, we spotted what looked like a military fighter jet flying in the direction we witnessed the first object - we could tell it was not a commercial jet because of it's profile. It was flying fairly low - at least low enough for us to see the shape of the aircraft. It is not common for military jets to fly over our house though there are several bases around us.
My daughter did attempt taking pictures of this second object, however, I'm not sure if that is what was captured. I can forward upon request.
We don't know what it was and we are hoping we weren't the only ones who witnessed this.