|Occurred : 11/18/1999 05:45 (Entered as : 11/18/99 5:45)
Reported: 11/19/1999 13:37
Location: Lake Whitney - 90 miles south/west of Dallas, TX
|We were lying on the ground watching the meteor shower and the stars, when one star appeared to get brighter and started moving what appeared to be N making a turn that appeared to be upward to what we thought was a star then looping back & moving N to another star(?) doing the same looping up and then back & moving N this time for several seconds be for doing the looping toward another star(?) and onward N as it went out of sight.
About 30 to 40 min. we were lying on the ground with our feet W and our heads E,watching the sky's meteor shower. We saw quite a few meteors, all of which crossed the sky from ne to sw. I said do you see that? That star is moving. She said, yeah, I see it jumping around. I said that's not a star, I grabbed the binoculars by this time it had moved about 15 to 20 degrees from center sky to the right which was N. Through the binoculars all I could see was a bright star like glowing light moving N. I put the binoculars down and looking back up said where is it? She said, pointing about another 20 degrees N, it's right there. And we watched as it moved out of sight. She said it could have been a plane. I said Oh come on, we've been lying here watching it, thinking it was a star all this time it wasn't a plane. Look there's a meteor. The meteor shot across the sky which appeared to be the same section where the UFO moved from. She said I know but that's what everybody would say it was. I said Oh, what time is it, looking at my watch, it's a quarter to 6, I'm calling the UFO hotline because it wasn't a plane, what kind of plane do we have that could stay in one spot appearing to be a star, then start glowing brighter and moving doing loops looking like it's moving from one star looping and going to another star looping going straight for a second or two and looping and going out of sight. She said I know, I saw it, it looked like a bee flitting from flower to flower and then moving on. Time 6:00...I said are you believeing that there's another one. Only this time it moved sw about 20 degrees and disappeared. It is still dark and clear no clouds. Time 6:25...She said look there's another one. This one was more to the left. It moved about 30 degrees to the left, which appeared to be moving in a straight line. Time 6:30...She got up and pointing to the E she said there's the brightest star I've ever seen. I looked up and to the E, Oh that's the N star. The sun getting read up come up. I'm still lying watching the the stars in the sky. She came back, and I said well the N star is comming up but these stars are not moving with the rest of the sky. Then I realized these were satellites or appeared to be satellites since they were not moving. She said that many. There was 6 to 8 scattered across the sky. I had heard about how you could tell which were satellites and which were stars, but this was the first time for me to visually see the satellites. Now the N star is almost over head to the W there are clouds forming. To the E the sun was starting to brighten the sky. It has been a very long time since I have taken the time to lie out under the stars and just watch the sky. It was a very interesting. I've always felt UFO's were out there but now I know for sure. I'VE SEEN ONE! Not up close but they are there! December the 12, 13, or 14, the next know meteor shower, I plan to lie under the stars and again watch the sky from the same spot. Who knows what I might see?