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Occurred : 2/8/2004 17:45 (Entered as : 02/08/2004 17:45)
Reported: 3/8/2004 4:46:30 PM 16:46
Posted: 3/9/2004
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
Small reddish spherical object that flashed red at varying intensities and intervals and that seemed to slightly wobble laterally

Spotted an object near the northwest corner of the 610 loop around Houston. It was small and hard to determine the altidude. It seemed to drift slowly to the south then to the south east. The object appeared to be small and round. It seemed to wobble or spin. It flashed a firey red light at an irregular interval. Sometimes the light was quick and dim. Other times it seemed to flare up. As it slowly drifted over the building I lost sight of it an so left my office to go downstairs to see if I could catch it on the other side of the building. When I came outside and looked around it was gone. However at the same time I looked south and saw a single military aircraft moving untypically fast from the direction of Ellington Field an moving WNW. It seemed to be 3-5 miles to the south. The plane then went west and I think did a U-turn back toward the east. I would note however that President Bush is in town tonight for a fund raiser. That's it. I don't know what it was. It was NOT a plane or helicopter. It seems like it could possibly heve been a baloon of some kind but the flashing was wierd - unless it has an irregular surface that was "spinning" and possibly reflecting light from the sunset in the west. Plausible - but I just can't say. It was certainly unusual enough to get and hold my attention. I took 3 digital photos but they don't show much more than a small reddish dot. I really wish I had a bigger zoom. Will email you the images that I have in seperate email