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Occurred : 1/19/2004 09:30 (Entered as : 01/19/2004 09:30)
Reported: 1/23/2004 7:20:37 PM 19:20
Posted: 1/31/2004
Location: Moody/McGregor (between, rural ), TX
Shape: Other
Duration:2 minutes
Blimp-shaped object moving slowly over a rural area on a clear day in mid-morning

My mother had this sighting but wouldn't report it herself. She is 60 and has seen several objects throughout her life. She was driving roughly north from Moody to McGregor on Highway 317. Here is the text of the e-mail she sent telling me about it.

"I was on my way to McGregor. I had just passed Blue Cut (Rd.) and of course looking up in the sky. At first glance I thought what I saw was a plane; it was metallic shiny but then I saw that it didn't have wings and was going very slow. I have never seen a metallic helicoptor and I could tell it didn't have rotors. It was shaped sort of like a small blimp. It wasn't very high off the ground maybe a mile up if that. I turned on Schmidt Lane which is that first road that is on the left after Blue Cut Rd and it kept on going slowly toward the southwest. I looked down at the speedometer to see how fast I was going and when I looked up it was gone. I was driving about 10 miles an hour. It wasn't a blimp and it wasn't a plane or a helicopter. It didn't appear to have any lights like a plane or chopper would have. It was weird. I watched it for at least 2 minutes maybe longer. It wasn't making any noise either. So there you go. It was between 9:30 am and 9:40 that I saw it. " As she notes, she is an avid sky watcher. This was in daylight on a clear day. This area of TX is close to Fort Hood and is near a flightpath, so we see lots of aircraft and know what jets, helicopters, and such look like and move like.