NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/16/2014 04:00 (Entered as : 12/16/2014 4:00)
Reported: 12/16/2014 6:58:23 AM 06:58
Posted: 12/18/2014
Location: College Station, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
Bright spherical orb moves across sky with incredible speed before spontaneously disappearing.

I am a 22 year old male college student currently attending Texas A&M University. At about 4 AM on 12/16/14 I stepped outside to stargaze on this unusually clear night. One of my roommates was also outside with me, but looking in a different direction when the event occurred.

I was facing east when I noticed a bright white orb of light on the horizon. It was moving from south to north with extreme velocity. In the course of about 3 seconds the orb-like object continued on it’s path in the West-Northwest direction with speed near that of a shooting star until it spontaneously disappeared from sight ( no visual obstructions).

My best estimation, based off of observation, is that the object was between 10,000 and 15,000 ft elevation and moving at least 20x-30x faster than any aircraft I have ever seen.

When I first noticed the orb I exclaimed for my roommate to look, and by the time he was facing in the right direction it had just disappeared.

This was my first UFO sighting, I figured I should report it especially since I am very curious if anyone else in this area saw it.