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Occurred : 5/31/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 05/31/2013 22:00)
Reported: 6/11/2013 6:54:55 AM 06:54
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
100+ solid white objects/lights traveling SE to NW at 500-1500 feet overhead.

While at a friend's house for a pool party, I happened to glance up at the southeastern sky and what I saw was unlike anything I'd seen before. To my amazement, there was approximately 100 solid white lights moving very rapidly in formation in a northwesterly direction. At that point I asked the group to look up and confirm what I was seeing. Everyone was in agreement as to the description but no one in the 7-10 people there could explain what we were seeing. The objects were moving at a high rate of speed (100+ mph) and there was no sound! The formation was random with the objects following a consistent flight path. As the group thinned, there were several small clusters of objects and finally, one was following at a considerable distance behind the others. The large cluster and subsequent smaller clusters as well as the last few solo objects/lights traveled directly overhead, approximately 500-1500 feet directly above us as we watched in amazement.

The duration of the event was probably 20+ minutes.

As we watched the objects fade into the distance over Lake Travis or in that general direction, the sky began to get hazy with some low level cloud cover. We continued to watch the sky and probably 15-20 minutes after the initial event subsided, we glimpsed a similar formation much higher, above the haze/clouds traveling in the opposite direction. This time since the objects were much higher, they seemed to be moving much more slowly and at times appeared to stop. We eventually lost site of the objects/lights after about another 15-20 minutes as the cloud cover increased.

Conditions: clear sky, no clouds during the first period of sighting then low level haze/clouds during the last period.

We all snapped multiple photos with our phones and recorded video. Unfortunately, most photos and videos were way too dark to see any significant detail. I have posted the best two photos we captured. What we witnessed could not be explained that night and we still have no explanation.