|Occurred : 11/18/2012 09:56 (Entered as : 11/18/12 09:56)
Reported: 12/13/2012 1:54:23 PM 13:54
Location: Katy, TX
|Daylight sighting of multi-colored object and bright lights in triangular pattern
I was in the driveway of my son's home in Katy TX, finishing a phone call with one of my customers. The home faces almost due north. Weather unusually cool and dry for the Houston area, very little wind, no clouds.
I noticed what at first I thoght was a bunch of balloons floating toward me. Movement was from approximately N/NE.
I could see several colors: blue/green, yellow, reddish orange, all on the upper side of the object.
As it got closer overhead I realized that the object was much larger than I originally thought because a twin engine airplane flew at considerable distance below it (flying east to west). No airports are nearby that I know of.
When it reached around 13:30 elevation above me, three very bright lights in a perfect triangle appeared on the bottom. I then began to doubt that it was a bunch of balloons. For the lights to to be reflections, the surfaces would have to have been mirror-polished.
I had a good digital camera in my car parked across the street (unfortunately the macro lens was installed at the time).
I walked to the car; because the object was moving slowly I wasn't in a big hurry.
As I got close to the car, I looked up and saw that the object was making a sharp turn to the N/NW and moving very rapidly. The bright lights below were still visible.
I grabbed the camera as quickly as I could, but the object was already almost out of sight and disappearing above the rooftops of 2-story homes across the street. I snapped 4 photos, but I can't see anything in them. The focus was on manual, we had been taking photos of the grandkids.