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Occurred : 1/3/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 01/03/2014 21:00)
Reported: 1/3/2015 11:47:12 PM 23:47
Posted: 1/7/2015
Location: Hughes Springs, TX
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
observed approximately twenty-five red/orange flying objects or balls of light in sky

On 01/03/2014, at approximately 21:05 hrs., I was asked by my wife to come outside to see what was going on in the Southeast sky near Hughes Springs, Texas. From my back porch I immediately observed approximately ten red/orange objects or balls of light hovering in the sky. The flight path of the objects appeared to be traveling from a Southward to a Northward direction. The objects did not appear to produce any sound. I would estimate the objects distance to be approximately five miles from my location.

The Northern most three or four objects of the group of ten objects made a 90-degree turn to the East, with the rest of the group following what appeared to be the exact same flight path. As the last of the group executed the 90-degree turn, approximately three minutes had passed, I noticed a second group of approximately fourteen to fifteen more objects following what appeared to be the exact same flight path as the first group.

At this time, I had walked down the steps from my porch to get a better vantage point to capture the event on my phone camera. I watched in utter amazement as the objects traveled at what appeared to be a slow rate of speed.

The whole event lasted approximately eight to ten minutes. I could not be exact as to the time as I was somewhat excited over the spectacular light show and the precision of the flight path of the group.

Due to the precision of the 90-degree turn, and the absence of engine sounds, I do not believe the objects to have been fixed or rotor winged aircraft.

The weather conditions at the time were very light clouds with a high ceiling and zero wind. The wind direction and speed was verified by the lead meteorologist at the Shreveport, LA, National Weather Service, KSLA-TV in Shreveport, and Weather Bug Station in Mt. Pleasant.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he seemed to us to be exceptionally sincere, and serious-minded, in his description of the objects. He does not believe the objects could have been so-called "Chinese" lanterns, or sky lanterns. PD))