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Occurred : 4/12/2013 23:45 (Entered as : 04/12/13 23:45)
Reported: 4/12/2013 10:51:03 PM 22:51
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:25 minutes
Red and white light dancing and dipping rapidly over Austin for over twenty minutes.

I was in northwest Austin looking toward southwest Austin at 11:45 PM when I saw a red light and a white light moving erratically.

They appeared slightly brighter than aircraft lights would be and each was a solid light.

They moved around erratically, and in particular would dip very suddenly, losing altitude quickly, then rise back up again, move around, then dip very fast again, and so on. The best way to describe their movement was that it was similar to an insect flying, such as a fly or a bee, except for the very rapid descents and rises.

From time to time the intensity of their light would dim and then resume brightness.

After a few minutes the white light flickered off and was not seen again. The red light continued its motions and would from time to time dissappear below the crest of a hill which was at least ten miles away.

I would estimate the red light was some distance further beyond the hill from my point, making it's brightness ! more than that of an aircraft light or lights.

After a while it dissappeared under the crest of the hill and I did not see it again, at about 12:10.