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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/21/2020 12:18 (Entered as : 07212020 12:18)
Reported: 7/21/2020 1:22:07 PM 13:22
Posted: 7/23/2020
Location: Rio Medina, TX
Shape: Disk
Duration: 12 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Disk-Shaped Object hovers at high distance for 12 minutes.

Location: Rio Medina, Texas Date: 21 July 2020 Time: 12:18pm to 12:30pm Today, my wife and I were in our backyard. Our backyard faces to the SSE. To our right, would be westward and so forth. At approximately 12:18pm, while facing Southward, I happened to look straight upwards and slightly to the South and noticed one (1) object in the sky.

This object seemed perfectly rounded and cylindrical with a dull silver appearance. The object itself was very high in the atmosphere. Judging height distance, I would say approximately 45,000ft or higher. Adjacent to this area is a small airport and an Air Force training aircraft was seen flying Eastward near the object but at a much lower altitude. I would estimate the USAF training aircraft to have flown below the object at approximately 20,000 to 30,000ft.

I am very familiar with spotting aircraft, orbiting objects, and weather. My wife and I initially thought it was a balloon of some sort. This was quickly thrown aside as the object did not move in any direction during our observational period of 12 minutes. If it were a balloon, winds would eventually have directed some lateral movement. This never happened. This object remained in the same location the entire time. Looking in the sky, clouds began to intermittingly cover the object, then reveal itself as the clouds moved along. This was not an aircraft. Aircraft that are capable of suspending themselves at high altitudes do not resemble a small round silver dot.

It was not a bird. I have seen Vultures and many bird species fly at very high elevations here in this area. At the distance this object was it would have not been capable of being a drone. Frequency distance would cause communication distortion and drone failure. I spent many years in the Air Force around multiple aircraft and Nuclear Weapons.

To better understand how small the object was you would have to imagine looking in the sky and seeing the size of a pencil eraser head at a distance of 30 to 40ft. It was not large by any means at the distance observed. When the USAF training aircraft crossed under the object heading Eastward, I used that moment for size and distance reference. The object was still significantly smaller and higher than the aircraft. This object was difficult to see as I had to assist my wife in finding it numerous times over again. We both were able to see the object several times when clouds were not obstructing our views.

I immediately grabbed my camera and waited for the object to reappear from the clouds. I was able to see the object with my eyes so the last three pictures I took had the object in them. When I processed the last three images I was not able to see anything. For clarification, I took several photos of the same area when I was unable to see it momentarily. I wanted to capture something. The last three pictures I took, I could see the object with my own eyes. But when I processed the images I was not able to see much. I believe I may have found the object by manipulating background colors. But for the most part you cannot see anything in any of the photos I took. Perhaps it was just too far away. Either way, I took the pictures in attempt to capture the object.

Since this happened I have made numerous additional attempts to view this with the naked-eye again with no success. I additionally reached out to a NASA friend to ask the following question, “Are we able to see planets, stars or celestial objects with the naked-eye in the middle of the day?” His response: “No, not with the naked eye, you would need to know exactly where an object was and it could be viewed through a Telescope during daylight times.” I would like to mention that I have absolutely no reason to lie or make this up. This is 100% true to the best of my and my wife’s knowledge.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your time.