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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/29/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 01/29/01 21:00)
Reported: 1/30/2001 14:56
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Diamond
Duration:10 minutes
((NUFORC Note: We are suspicious of the planet, Venus, in this instance. We will attempt to get more information, or other reports. PD))

Diamond Shaped UFO in Houston

I looked outside my kitchen window as I heard the neighbors dogs barking I decided to go outside to take a look I noticed an extremely large white bright light in the western sky positioned south east of the crescent moon. I looked to the sky to compare the many other stars on this clear night and this was about ten times the size of star and appeared to have the shape of a diamond. From my driveway the light or object was not blinking nor did it have any color distortion and seemed to be close in vicinity of my home. The moon was low and the object in perspective was seemingly above a rooftop. I wanted to verify if it had any movement so I gauged it next to a tree limb. It moved up and down slightly within seconds when I had it positioned in the tree. I jumped into my car, driving from Kirby and Westpark at 35 mph and chased it going west towards Newcastle & Westpark. It seemed to be unusually dark in this area of the overpass at Westpark & Kirby (near the midsize electricity plant). It was larger than I previously thought and it seemed to move quite fast in front and away from me going west. At one point I thought I would lose it so I sped up eventually driving around 60 mph passing red lights. On Westpark underneath the 59 overpass I noticed a helicopter flying low coming from the south, going north, the light then dimmed, became hazy and barely visible when the helicopter passed. I pulled into a parking lot on Rice Street and Westpark, to observe the object. Once the low flying, low speed helicopter passed that area, the object dimmed and suddenly disappeared, I assumed it traveled at high rate of speed heading west which made it impossible to see. This occurred less than a half mile from my home. Upon arriving home the object was no longer in the sky near the tree branch where I had first had seen it. Keeping track of time the entire event took less than 10 minutes.