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Occurred : 4/7/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 04/07/2004 21:00)
Reported: 4/16/2004 8:46:53 AM 08:46
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Port Mansfield, TX
Shape: Cone
Duration:3 SECONDS
LARGE VERY BRIGHT SPHERE ,AS BRIGHT AS A FLASH BULB.

AT ABOUT 8:PM I SAW A OBJECT TRAVELING AT A GREAT RATE OF SPEED SOUTH TO NORTH FOR ABOUT 3 OR 4 SECONDS. IT LOOKED TO ME TO BE TO LARGE AND TO CLOSE TO BE A METOUR,IT DID NOT APPEAR TO BE HEADING FOR EARTH BUT FLYING IN A STRAIGHT LINE. AT THE TIME I GUESSED IT TO BE ABOUT 5000 FT.HIGH. IT APPEARED TO HAVE A FIREY EXHAUST WITH NO SMOKE OR CON TRAIL. IT WANT INTO CLOWDS AND LIT THEM UP AND WAS GONE. NO SOUND AT ALL.

IT RESEMBLED A ROCKET FLYING PARALLEL TO EARTH. I AM 66 YEARS OLD,RETIRED ZOO DIRECTOR AND WAS A STUDENT PILOT AT ONE TIME. I reported this to the Raymondville Texas Sheriffs Dept.a few minutes after I saw it and they didnt seem to care.

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