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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/11/2005 00:00 (Entered as : 03/11/2005 0:00)
Reported: 3/11/2005 11:44:42 PM 23:44
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Eustace, TX
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object made a sound
The object was a wide cylinder, w/colored lights from one side to the other that flashed and alternated, it flew in a 'zig-zag' pattern

My husband had just gotten home from work at about 11:45pm when I went outside to meet him.

I first noticed what appeared to be an airplane with lots of lights flying in completely the wrong direction. It was going from east to west, which even my husband thought was strange. We both watched it from our front porch for about five minutes, until it dissappeared. This was enough time for me to see the shape, a wide cylinder, along with the color in the lights-we noticed white, red, yellow and blue-which spanned the width of the object. It appearred to fly erratically, in a 'zig-zag' pattern, as my husband stated.

When it was almost gone we heard a loud noise, similar to a plane, but much bigger, and too high and too late to be a plane. Also, there was no 'boom' as a supersonic-which we have heard several times in the last year or so, as well as seen.

Please tell us if ther were any other sightings of this object at this time. We are in Central Standard Time. It is now 1:37 am and this has just happened 1 1/2 hrs. ago, so it's fresh in my memory.