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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/9/2005 21:12 (Entered as : 04/09/2005 21:12)
Reported: 5/11/2005 12:15:34 AM 00:15
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Sidney, TX
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 3 min

"On 04-09-2005 I saw what I believe to be a UFO in Comanche County Texas at 9:12 local time. I offer some unique observations.

That evening, I was walking back to my motor home after wildboar hunting in an unpopulated area that I lease for hunting. The sky was clear; wind calm and the sun had just set. The sky was growing darker and darker blue straight above and stars were beginning to show. The sky was becoming black in the east. The setting sun was still keeping the western horizon illuminated and indirect lighting from the west made it possible to see my way without a flashlight. " ------------------------------------------------------ So he saw it in the twilight at precisely 9:12 PM near "Sydney" Texas. (The town is spelled 'SIDNEY'!) This is VERY odd since Sunset at that position was at 7:53 pm on that day and twilight ended at 8:18 PM- almost an hour before the supposed sighting of a craft illuminated by the light of the setting sun.

Now, if that time was a typo and he meant to say 19:12, then his story STILL doesnt work... You dont see stars as he claims 40 minutes before the sun sets...

This was a poorly done false report and those 'serious ufo researchers' at nuforc, didnt bother to spend 15 minutes checking the details. WHAT A SHOCK!!!! Now this garbage has been spread world wide as gospel- GREAT WORK GUYS!!! I am sure that given how you are all looking for the truth, that you will post this refutation of a claim that has spread all over the internet thanks to your site... Right?

((NUFORC Note: We agree with the source of this report, who describes himself as a Ph.D. astronomer/physicist, and who elects to remain totally anonymous.

We did not present the case as an example of a UFO sighting. Rather, we posted it because we thought the posting might induce other potential witnesses to come forward, in attempt to accumulate more information about the alleged device.

NUFORC does not have the resources to investigate every report submitted to our Center. All we are able to do is post those reports which look to us to be either credible, or interesting, for one reason or another, and hope that the visitors to our site find the information useful.