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Occurred : 7/20/2005 19:54 (Entered as : 07/20/1905 19:54)
Reported: 7/24/2005 5:43:56 PM 17:43
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Avinger (Lake o' the Pines), TX
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 20 seconds
Characteristics: The object made a sound, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
I saw a white cylindrical object—the same I saw and reported on 6/23/05—and got two photos of it.

On 7/20/05 I was at the lake (Lake o' the Pines, Texas) photographing the unusual numbers of jets that were flying over our area that evening. I was taking a few of a passenger jet flying from west to east and I heard what I thought was another flying off to my east. As soon as the passenger jet disappeared from my view into the treeline I turned around and spotted the source of the sound to my east, and I don't believe it was a jet because it had no wings, though it sounded like one. I am certain it's the same object I photographed on 6/23/05 ( http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/044/S44577.html ) as it is the same color, has what looks to be an indention or band in the center, and the rear seems to have a bit of a hump. The object was flying roughly from south to north again and was to my east northeast by the time I took these photographs of it. It was low again (maybe 10,000 feet) and moving fairly slowly (I would guess 200-250 MPH) and seemed to fly in a straight path. I didn't notice any lights or any other strange behavior. The time was 7:54PM according to the two pictures I took of it. My camera is a Fujufilm 2800 (2 megapixel) and I was zoomed to 6X optically.

I have since done some searching and found a fairly complete list of drones, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), rockets, and missiles used by the US military in the past and present complete with pictures, and have found no pictures that matched this object ( http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/ ).

The two pictures I took of it will follow via email.