Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/24/2020 10:30 (Entered as : 07/24/20 10:30)
Reported: 7/24/2020 6:02:11 PM 18:02
Posted: 7/31/2020
Location: Lewisville, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: 6 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Revolving, Teeter-tottering, Floating Trash Bag Light, Above Lewisville, TX

In north Dallas, at the border of Lewisville, the Colony, and Frisco, on July, 24th of 2020, around 10:30 AM, I was sitting out on my apartment patio, when I caught a glimpse of a solid, luminating, white object in the crystal-clear blue sky. At first thinking it was a drifting plastic Walmart bag, I thought nothing of it. But then I noticed it was too far away for me to think that it was a garbage bag. It wasn’t big by any means but around the length of 3-5 miles in the air, I wouldn’t be able to see a plastic Walmart bag so clearly. I then pulled out my iPhone and began to record. I ended up getting 10 good seconds of it.

It was moving from the North to the South (Right to left according to my view), appearing to look like a plastic bag would drifting mid-air. But after I viewed my recording zoomed all the way in, it appeared to be possibly circulating(spinning), and sides dipping up and down similar to a teetertotter. It escaped my sight of my patio as it passed below the roof of the adjacent apartment in front of me.

Out of curiosity, I quickly ran down and out to the parking lot beneath me to see if I could catch another glimpse of the flying object. I just wanted to see if it was a plastic bag or not. It took me precisely 1.5 minutes to get in position where I should have had a clear view. The object wasn’t where it should have been had it continued its speed and course. I looked for a matter of maybe 20 seconds and then spotted it again. I am from North Dakota. I have visited sights and many national parks where I have been shown what 10-20 miles away looks like to the naked eye. According to my eye, this object turned west and was about 15+ miles away from where I had seen it on my patio. What I’d compare it to was looking at a star in a night’s sky; except it was day light at 10:30 in the morning.

Now we live in an area close to the DFW airport. Hundreds if not thousands of planes fly over our area per day. A plane is really the easiest thing to notice. However, it is something that is really hard to mistake. When you see a plane, you see a plane. It moves at the same pace, it most of the time is going in the same direction. At one point it can be close. After a few moments it will pass and be gone as you watch it get further and further away. This was nothing like that. It was not a plane. I have video to prove that. This was something else.

As I watched it in the west, it was moving right to the left at a very slow pace not getting any further away than it already was. A light seemed to be going in and out on it like a glimmer in the sun. Not like the light blinking on the air plane. It wasn’t moving at a consistent pace. It would move left, then stop, then movie left, then stop.

As I was watching, I was recording with my iPhone. It was hard to keep a clear and still image due to the distance between me and the object. I couldn’t’ even see it on my phone. It was bright out and I was squinting. I just aimed my phone at the area and hoped that I could see it later on my phone. I was able to but it is blurry and not still unfortunately. You are able to follow it though on my phone. It was coming up on a cloud and I didn’t want to miss the last part. I put my phone down and then what I saw next was uncertain. I was squinting and it was bright. I could have seen a lot but the sun was behind me. When I say that, I mean that it wasn’t obstructing my vision. It just created a bright atmosphere to my eyes were having a more difficult time staying wide open. I may or may not have seen this object, do a full loop up and down then disappear NE in the matter of a second. After questioning what I had seen, I looked for the object which wasn’t quite to the cloud ! yet and it was nowhere to be seen. Almost no time after, one of the hundreds of planes that fly over us flew right into the area that the object had been. This took place over the time span of maybe 4-6 minutes, start to finish.

The weather this day was partly cloudy, mostly blue skies. The wind was little to non. There wasn’t the sound of a plane flying by. There were no plumes. It was just a white odd shaped ball you could see spinning and dipping. An interesting way to end the week.