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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/7/2020 05:45 (Entered as : 01/07/20 5:45)
Reported: 1/7/2020 8:42:39 PM 20:42
Posted: 2/7/2020
Location: Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 5-7 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Driving to San Antonio from Boerne in the dark early this morning, my wife and I both saw a "hair-pin of bright lights" -- pe

Driving to San Antonio from Boerne in the dark early this morning, my wife and I both saw a "hair-pin of bright lights" -- perhaps 25 or 30 white lights lined up perfectly. My wife said, "It's like a diamond hair pin." I looked up and thought it not any aircraft I could imagine (e.g. a massive military plane perhaps). Does a B-52 have that many lights on its wings? Maybe so. It appeared to sit in one place in the sky for a short while, and the clear brightness of this row of lights reminded me of the comet Hale Bopp, which looked absolutely stationary in the night sky but was of course moving through space at an incredible speed. That's how I "took" the sight once I knew it was no ordinary airplane. In a way, it was quite beautiful and bright. That's what it reminded me of but it was like a string of vanity lights -- straight as an arrow. I first told me wife, "Maybe a meteor shower," which it might have been:! But the line of lights turned into a more vertical position to the ground, then instantly the lights got smaller (still lined up stiff as a pin), as if going away and great distance suddenly crossed; then it was gone. It was very strange and "other-worldly." Couldn't believe our eyes. What was it? I don't report things like this. This was the strangest and most interesting phenomenon I've ever seen in the sky.