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Occurred : 1/24/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 01/24/11 20:00)
Reported: 1/26/2011 6:54:12 PM 18:54
Posted: 1/31/2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Shape: Flash
Duration:5s
Yellowish Orb appears and vanishes within seconds at high speed

I was looking at the Orion constellation in the SE sky when out of the corner of my left eye, I saw a bright yellowish flash in the NE sky, turned out to be a orb at approximately 1000 feet in the air, streaking from the NW part of sky towards the SE. It moved at a very fast speed I would considering the distance it covered in the short time it was illuminated, it covered at least 60-90 degrees of the sky in a matter of 5s and like going behind an invisible wall it vanished.

Now I will consider that its relative traveling direction was E-SEish from my apartment complex where in relation to an airport just south of me does have heavy air traffic, however having seen hundreds of planes in the night sky travel over my head this was not the normal. On the contrary no plane at night turns their lights off especially on approach to land. Besides every plane makes a noise and this was silent making no noise.

Having witnessed multiple "shooting stars" I can also say that this was definitely not that either. It was simply too bright, in my example its as if the lights just went out, like turning a light bulb off w/o the afterglow effect, or nothing like the dwindling light of a "shooting star".


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))