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Occurred : 3/5/2016 22:15 (Entered as : 03/08/2016 22:15)
Reported: 6/16/2016 9:22:39 AM 09:22
Posted: 6/16/2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Single moving red light over northeast Dallas, March 8, 2016.

My house is 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. Most trees were still bare of leaves, affording a good view of the sky. To my southeast from behind the neighborhood housing, a moving single bright red light suddenly appeared at about 30-degrees elevation. It was flying level at about 3,000-ft altitude and at about 1-mile horizontal distance from me. It was traveling 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 (Home Depot), where it then turned northward toward Lochwood Park.

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, visible from its left or port side toward me, proper for navigation. However, 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. 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 along my northwest, keeping about 1-mile distance from me. When it was approaching my north, 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. It was somewhat low key.

I have witnessed several anomalous objects over Dallas within the past three years, but had not paid attention to any before 2013. The different mindset that was forced upon me by my extremely vivid 2014 sighting has made me recognize that it is equally as important to identify UFOs as to discount them, and to not take a perpetually skeptical position. It is a much greater crime to see a flying saucer and dismiss it as “swamp gas” than to see swamp gas and label it as a “flying saucer.” When you see a light in the sky that does not behave like any normal object, it probably is not a normal object. Therefore, my conclusion is that this particular craft was a machine that is NOT man-made, because – 1. The lighting was illegal by FAA standards, 2. There was absolutely no sound at all, 3. The speed indicated a powered craft, 4. The large scale ruled out an RC toy, 5. The clock was late for normal small private airplane operations, 6. The flight path curved around my position and! was not straight, indicating some ulterior behavior, which made no sense for human piloting over northeast Dallas late at 10:15-pm.