|Occurred : 3/5/2016 22:15 (Entered as : 03/05/16 22:15)
Reported: 3/8/2016 11:37:21 AM 11:37
Location: Dallas, TX
|Red Light Flying Over Dallas Texas
I live on Parkhurst Drive near its intersection with Northcliff Drive in northeast Dallas, Texas. I was outside in my back yard at 10:15 pm CST, on Saturday March 5, 2016. To my southeast I saw a moving bright red light that was flying level at about 3,000-ft altitude and at about 1-mile horizontal distance from me. It was flying northeast, from my right to my left, along a path roughly estimated to follow Garland Road from Casa Linda Plaza to Whiterock Marketplace Shopping Center, where it then turned northward toward Lochwood Park (Google Map).
At first, I thought it was a small airplane in straight level flight without much variation. Its speed was about 200-mph, too fast to be a helicopter. I looked for any other lights, specifically white strobes and green navigation lights, but it only had a steady intense red. Since it is illegal to fly below 10,000-feet without white lights, I quickly inferred that it was not an airplane or other human construct. No craft silhouette was visible because of the steady bright red light. Then, I purposely listened intently for an airplane sound, but there was only dead silence. The craft then swung around from my southeast to my northeast, apparently making a 45-degree left turn, and headed northwest, keeping 1-mile distance from me. When it was to my northeast, I lost sight of it because of trees. I watched it travel about 1.6-miles total distance and my sighting lasted about 30-seconds.
I am 76-years of age, take walks every night, and have vast experience viewing aircraft in the night sky. I have witnessed several other anomalous objects over Dallas within the past three years, but none before 2013. My conclusion is that this particular craft was a machine that is NOT man-made, because – 1. The lighting was illegal, 2. There was no sound at all, 3. The large scale ruled out an RC drone, 4. The speed indicated a powerful craft, 5. The time was late for small airplane operations, 6. The flight path was illogical.