|Occurred : 12/28/2007 08:05 (Entered as : 12-28-07 8:05)
Reported: 7/20/2008 8:57:40 PM 20:57
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
|What might this be?
My family was taking advantage of fine weather one evening, and had hauled a TV outside on the spur of the moment to watch a movie. At the time listed above, I saw what resembled a very large meteor (but was not a meteor or space shuttle) traveling from north to south, as you look from the west at a downward angle of appx. 40 degrees. The total visible path of the object was around 8 inches with your hand held at arm's length, though the visible light trail was around 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. It lasted around 4 seconds, and had a very visible color tint, which I saw as green, but could have been a trick played by my eyes, since it was, after all, nighttime, and I had been looking at a television. I fetched my DSLR and telephoto lens, but nothing ever showed up again. Please continue reading, as I will tell you the results of my foot search.
(The movie was "Swing Kids" not a sci-fi movie or anything at all! This rules out any influence from the movie making me "want" to see something.) I have seen meteors lasting for over 8 seconds, and shuttles re-entering the atmosphere, and this resembled them, except that it seemed much, much closer. The dimensions of said trail are seen above. I estimated, based upon the horizon, trees, etc. that the object was 1.8 to 3 miles away.
Later that evening, I wondered if the object could have been a plane crashing in the area, and decided to go search. I pulled out my GPS, marked 3.5 miles, and set out. I trespassed for hours, and the only civilization I observed was a large oil well complex, with a small metal building. I got the number to the oil company, and after a little asking around, I found that they do not have any aircraft in our area. Therefore, I have not resolved what I may have seen.
I don't believe in ailens, there were no "substances" in use, either! In addition, I called the attention of my mother and brother to the object by saying, LOOK, LOOK! Upon which they responded, "where?" and the object was, by that time, gone.
Thank you, any information is much welcomed.