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Occurred : 7/20/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 07/20/1996 22:00)
Reported: 1/18/2004 10:23:39 PM 22:23
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Clearlake, TX
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:5 minutes or so
It shorted out the lights as it flew over , without making a sound!

My sister and I were walking our dogs around 9:30pm or so. We were walking in an area called Clearlake located in Houston,Tx which is very close to a military base called Ellington field. As we were walking down the street, I noticed a white light in the distance above the tennis courts, it seemed to be very bright, too bright for the street lamp I mistook it for originally. I said to my sister that I did not remember seeing that"street light " before, she agreed. As we both were looking at the light (which at that point was stationary) it started to move toward us over the tennis courts. As the light moved over,the tennis court lights went out, the courts were completely dark. My sister and I were at first, completely stunned that when this apparent "airplane thing" flew over,the lights went off. What a coinsidence,I thought. This light that is moving slowly,shorted out the lights. Weird! I thought it must be a plane it was of course moving, slow moving but moving. We were near a military base so I at first thought it was one of those"secret weapons" untill it flew over my head and I got a good look at it.

The first thing that I noticed about it was,that it did not make a sound! It was gliding very low, as it rose in to the clouds.It looked almost amber colored and it was shaped like a goldfish sort of, almost like a 1950's rocket shape. We watched it as long as we could untill it disapeared in to the atmosphere,just gliding slowly up.

I dismissed it as a military "secret weapon" or possibly a balloon. Mostly the latter because of the lack of engine noise. I dismissed the idea of it,not because I did not belive in UFO's ( I always wanted to see one) but because it did not fit my idea of one. It did not change shape or go fast or even flash colored lights and it did not help that we were near Ellington field. I just plain dismissed it as an unidentifiable flying object not a green martian space ship. I only wanted to tell my story because I heard somone else describe an amber colored light on a Art Bell episode, so I wanted to know what you may have heard about other people seeing this .

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))