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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 17:00 (Entered as : March 1997 17:00)
Reported: 12/12/2008 12:09:08 PM 12:09
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Lubbock, TX
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15-20 minutes
March 1997 Lubbock, Texas a large triangular shaped, lighted object with instruments showing hovered for 15m+...shot away

My daughter and I were walking back from the neighbor's house. We live across the street from a golf course. We were watching the sky for the Hale- Bopp Comet and we suddenly saw a triangular shaped object hovering over the entire area. It was large, we could see lights all around flickering with a bright yellow green color.

We were in shock at first and then began to study the object. It was low to the ground but not so low it would hit a wire. I could see into its systems. This craft had a lot of new mechanisms. I could see things flashing inside that appeared to be advanced technology. Having grown up overseas in the tropics with a father who was a flight simulator instructor, I have seen many things in the skies. This resembled nothing I had ever seen before or ever again.

There was no noise whatsoever. The craft maintained it's position for what seemed to me to be a couple of minutes. It then shot out of the area in a blink of an eye. I have never seen anything move so quickly.

I returned into the house to get my husband. He was worried about me because we had been gone for over 25 minutes. Time had escaped both of us. When the entire family returned outside it was gone, much to their dismay.

I called Reese AFB and asked if they were conducting anything unusual and they replied no flight out. I called the University of Texas Tech to inquire what it could have been. They blew me off with some cooky "it was the comets tail". Well I have seen my share of comets and their tails and this was no tail.

I watched a special about Arizona Lights and it resembled quite closely to what I had seen. That is why I wrote to you.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. Given the similarity of this report to what was reported from Phoenix, and surrounding communities, on March 13, 1997, we have assigned that date here. PD))