|Occurred : 1/24/2011 15:50 (Entered as : 01/24/11 15:50)
Reported: 1/26/2011 8:56:00 AM 08:56
Location: Houston, TX
Duration:20 to 30 sec
|flew by it, 300 meters away, it was floating not moving at 15000 ft, looked directly across at it.
I was on a plane coming from Dallas to Houston and as we approached Houston we entered a storm and heavy clouds. As I looked out the window I saw, what looked like the top of a radio tower with 3 spires pointing up sticking out of the clouds. It was not moving and very close to the airplane, maybe 200 - 300 meters tops. So I though "wow we are really close to the ground in thick fog", then we went through another break in the clouds and I saw the ground around 20,000 feet below. I'm not aware of any radio towers that tall or big. It was quite large with the base and 3 spirest was big, probably the sized of a small house (800 - 1200 sq ft) base with 3 long spires sticking out the top (sorta like the San Francisco radio tower). The spires where about the length of an interstate light pole with other things hanging off of it. It was dark grey like a titanium wedding ring color. I saw from the time it came to view in the front of the window then I leaned forward! and watched it until we went into new cloud bank. It wasn't moving so it was like flying by a building 15 - 30 seconds. A few people looked concerned/confused on the plane and I should have stopped and asked the pilot but in all honesty I was a little bit worried about asking around. I can assure you it was not an illusion or reflection, it was solid as a rock and not obscured. It was just like staring at a building as you fly by. There were no flashing lights or anything like that. I did try and take a picture but my phone didn't boot in time.