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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/10/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 08/10/08 23:00)
Reported: 7/10/2008 11:10:23 PM 23:10
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Southlake, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: 25-30 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Witnessed UFO stationairy, begin to slowly move, went near vertical and literally climbed out of the atmosphere at incredable speed!

I had stepped outside onto my back 2nd story porch for a cigarette and stood and admired the sky and stars as I do everynight. A particularly bright object that appeared to be a star or planet caught my attention and I proceeded to stare at it. The object was stationairy and appeared no different looking than a bright star so I quickly dimissed it. The object was stationairy from the time I came out onto the porch and first noticed it (10-15 seconds).

The object was directly East of my location and situated high in the sky, about 25-30 degrees off of being directly vertical over me and at a 70-75 degree angle in the sky off the horizon.

I was about to look away and stare at another patch of sky when I noticed that the object started moving to the North. It moved slowly and at a constant speed in a straight line at a constant altitude, which made me think that maybe it was an airplane coming to or from DFW airport which is very close. But the object appeared to be at very high altitude, higher than I've ever seen a plane fly, and as I scrutinized it I could not see any blinking lights that distinguish aircraft and are usually visible at any altitude. The object was a solid and constant sphere shaped light that again looked similar to a bright star. It quickly became obvious it was NOT an airplane but I still didn't think UFO. So then I start thinking I'm seeing a satellite or something go overhead in orbit. I continue observing the object move East to North across the sky expecting to watch it (thinking its a satellite) arch across the sky. But after 8-10 seconds of slow moving predictable flight the object began to move erraticly and looked to be gaining altitude because the object was getting dimmer and dimmer the higher and further away it got from me. The object also began to accellerate, slowly at first while it zigzagged but then it really started picking up speed! I mean at the high altitude the object was at, for it to move that fast across the sky it must've been doing incredible speed. I have never seen something accellerate so fast! As the object accellerated it climbed near vertical and, well, "ascended into space" is the best way I could describe it. It did NOT continue travelling across the sky, it accellerated to unbelievable speed and went near vertical and appeared to rapidly climb out of the atmosphere. IT DID NOT just disappear behind some trees or over the horizon, it went near straight UP and disappeared overhead as it accellerated away! When I saw the object start to move like gravity didn't effect it, and move as unbeilveably fast as it did, an icy ball materialized in my stomach, and I felt genuine fear rush over ! me like a wave, when it became obvious that this could not possibly be a plane or satellite. I saw it, it's real! Total event time 25-30 seconds from the time I came onto the porch and witnessed the object stationairy (10-15 secs) start to move slowly (8-10 secs) and then zigzag, climb, and accelerate upward near vertical until out of sight overhead (3-5 secs).

NOTE: I live within 10 miles of DFW airport and I see dozens of planes fly overhead everyday. I was born and raised here 24 years and have always seen and been used to aircraft going overhead every couple minutes 24/7, 365. The only day in my entire life that I have not seen an airplane in the sky is 9/11/2001. My father is a 30 year veteran 777 captain for American Airlines, so I've been raised on planes, and can identify almost any aircraft (military or civilian) if shown a picture of it. I am personally a Baylor University Student studying International Relations.