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Occurred : 2/5/2016 19:49 (Entered as : 02/05/16 19:49)
Reported: 2/5/2016 9:24:28 PM 21:24
Posted: 2/11/2016
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 minute
Orange light ascending above south Austin - rocket or missile?

Looking east from southwest Austin (Hays/Travis County border), saw bright orange light, seemed similar to rocket glow (e.g. Commercial launch vehicle).

Saw light when I got out of car at home above roof line of house across the street, roughly 35 degrees elevation. Watched light ascend for about 25 seconds, moved through clouds (caused glow), then gone.

Very sure this was a rocket or missile, perhaps even a small size amateur rockets, but have don't know if any ranges due east from viewing position, hence the "unidentifiable" report.


((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the exhaust from any missile would have been white or blue, given that rocket exhaust gases are very hot. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))