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Occurred : 9/30/2008 13:00 (Entered as : 9/30/08 13:00)
Reported: 10/8/2008 8:37:05 PM 20:37
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Other
Duration:3-4 minutes
Witnessed white floating object hovering and spinning slowly in the sky in Houston, Texas.

I am an elementary school teacher. While on the playground during recess, a student spotted a white object hovering approximately 1000-1500 feet in the air. The object appeared to be white with two large spheres on one side and what appeared to be an elongated cylinder on the other side. It was almost triangular, but it was two spheres and a flat, cylindrical shape. We thought it was possibly a weather balloon at first, but it was rotating at a constant speed and height as it moved slowly across the sky. It seemed to be almost scanning the ground. I also thought it could be some type of flying camera taking pictures of the area after Hurricane Ike or for some type of internet "earth map" because it maintained the same speed and altitude. The object was near the descent pattern for Houston Intercontinental Airport, but it was too slow and was obviously not an airplane, helicopter, or blimp. The object made no sound as it moved across the sky. I wanted to go inside and get my camera, but I didn't want to alarm any of the other students. I also thought the object would be out of view by the time I returned from my classroom. Only a small crowd gathered to watch the object as the other students played on the playground. I am skeptical of stories I have read about UFOs, but I did witness an object that is unidentifiable. Please let me know if there is a logical explanation.