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Occurred : 1/26/2001 20:10 (Entered as : 01/26/01 20:10)
Reported: 1/31/2001 19:01
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Rowlett, TX
Shape: Unknown
Duration:7 seconds
burnt-orange, amber colored luminescent object traveling at high rate of speed makes instant 90 degree turn

At about 8:10PM last Friday night, as I was standing outside talking with my cousin on a beatiful, moonless, crystal-clear night, I just happened to look up and notice an unusual object traveling through the sky. At first sight, I thought maybe it was an airplane but upon further examination it clearly wasn't an airplane. I think my first words where "what kind of airplane is that?" or "what the heck is that?" as I pointed the object out to my cousin. The object appeared burnt-orange or amber in color. There were no distinguisable lights or strobes on this object as you would see on an airplane or helicopter. The whole object appeared to be dimly illuminated and slightly shimmering or hazy. Although the object seemed fairly close, the manner in which this object was illumination made it very difficult to determine exactly what shape it was. I would have to identify it as triangular shaped and it appeared to have a flat bottom surface. When we first saw the object it was just slightly in front of us and traveling away from us in an east, northeast direction. At one point, as the object was moving away, i thought the back of the object seemed to have the shape of a boomerang with the ends pointing down. The object was traveling in a very smooth, fluid-like motion and was completely silent. It was also traveling deceptively fast too. Upon first sight the object was roughly the size of the finger nail on my pinky finger held at arms length but in about 5 seconds it had traveled far enough to appear as a mere point of light. As we were both watching this thing in disbelief and trying to figure out what it was it instantly shifted directions and was heading north for about 1 second the shifted directions again and was heading east for about 1 more second until it vanished from sight. I have never seen any plane or helicopter on television or in real life that could change directions so rapidly. We were both completely awestruck by what we witnessed that night and I have been thinking about it o! n a dail y basis ever since.