|Occurred : 8/27/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 082708 19:00)
Reported: 9/29/2008 10:53:51 AM 10:53
Location: Wichita County, TX
Duration:1 hour, 15 min.
|On Saturday evening, 27 Sep 08 between the hours of 7:00 and 8:15 P.M., my wife and I noticed an unknown object emitting an extremely bright light in the sky. Our position was on Missile Road between the north boundary of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett, Texas and 1-2 miles from the airfield at Sheppard Air Force Base which was east of us. Looking up and to our west, we saw this object that I would estimate west-northwest, possibly 50 plus miles away and possibly near the altitude of 10,000 feet.
At 7:00 P.M., the sky was clear and it was getting near sunset so we were guessing the object could be deflecting sunlight but this object was exceptionally illuminated and large for any aircraft. We went to a nearby Wal-Mart, shopped and came outside and the object was still there and a bit closer. We went home and the object was still there but more to our immediate west. As my wife went to get our binoculars, I talked to a neighbor to justify what we were seeing and we all agreed we were seeing something unusual. At 8:00-8:15, I saw through my binocular what seemed to be a balloon shape object sourcing this amazing golden-white light. Upon further looks, this object appeared to be diamond shaped with an exception of being elongated and flat on the bottom. Taking an eye off of it for a few short moments, maybe a minute, it disappeared.
There was nothing on the news about it, but I’m sure others had to see this fairly well populated town. I felt compelled to write about this was extraordinary sighting. We’re retired Air Force, lived here for over 10 years, and are familiar with night and daytime air traffic in the area. I do not know of an aircraft that could remain in a nearly static position for more than an one hour with the exception of slightly moving south, be nearly diamond shaped, generating the intensity of this blinding light and then disappear immediately.