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Occurred : 12/19/2003 11:00 (Entered as : 12/19/2003 11:00)
Reported: 12/19/2003 8:26:25 PM 20:26
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Unknown
Gliding silver object there one second, gone the next

On 12/19/03, at 11:00 a.m. in Austin, Tx. I was taking my daily walk. It was a clear, beautiful, sunny day. I felt compelled to look behind me; there was no one on the trail, but I looked up because my eye was caught by what I thought was a plane, but it didn't have the body of a plane. It was at about 20 to 25,000 ft altitude. The sun shone on it and there was a silver, metallic flash on the body. I watched it gliding and in seconds it vanished into thin air, completely evaporated. The sighting was of too short duration to determine the shape of the object.

I knew I had seen an unidentified object. I continued walking. I subsequently counted 20 airplanes at approximately 30 to 35,000 ft altitude going towards or leaving Austin Airport. Each one of them left contrails. The object I saw had no contrails. After counting the 10th plane, I saw, going in the opposite direction in a haphazard way, a tiny ball. It was illuminated by the sun and completely disappeared.