|Occurred : 9/1/1979 23:59 (Entered as : 9/79 MIDNIGHT)
Reported: 2/5/2001 09:54
Location: Lake Conroe, TX
|Fast moving, silent, blue and red orb seen over Lake Conroe, Texas.
We were fishing on Lake Conroe for crappie about midnight in early fall. We had a lantern out over the water to attract the fish. It was dead quiet and no breeze whatsoever. My father-in-law and I shifted around in our small boat and ended up virtually back to back (east to west). The fish had quit biting for some reason, so we tried to get comfortable and be real quiet hoping the fishing frenzy we had just experienced would return. My eyes started wandering from my fishing rod when I looked up and saw directly over me an "orb" moving incredibly fast. It was perfectly round and I mean perfectly. It was divided in half by bright "colors". I believe the blue was in the front (or the direction it was heading)and the red in back. Perception wise, it looked about half the size of the way a full moon looks to the naked eye when it close to the horizon. . It was almost directly above me, possibly a little to my right or south. I watched it fly by at an incredible and steady speed. What made the experience even more awesome was that it appeared just above the clouds. There were a few small cumulus type clouds slowly passing overhead. Each time the object passed over one of these clouds, it lit the cloud up and turned it a beautiful red and blue (the whole cloud) for about a fraction of a second. To see those clouds light up one by one as the object streaked by was unbelievable. What made it seem even more eerie was the fact the there was absolutely no sound from the object and everything else remained perfectly still. It disappeared on the horizon somewhere pass the trees and I just sat there in disbelief. It was then that my father-in-law finally broke the silence and said something about how "God really knew what he was doing....etc. And I broke in and said "Did you see that". I immediately told him that we had just seen a UFO and he said he wasn't sure what it was, but we both agreed it was an awesome sight. Before we could discuss it much further. The wind picked up and clouds rolled in! at an a larming rate. We barely got the engine started when all hell broke loose and we almost got blown off the lake. We managed to get to shore safely in a full blown thunderstorm. I've brought up the incident to my (now x-father-in-law) a couple of times thru the years and all he does is shake is head and agree that what ever it was, it was “sure somethin’”.