|Occurred : 7/17/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 07/17/2003 20:00)
Reported: 6/17/2004 6:42:12 AM 06:42
Location: San Antonio, TX
|three metallic spheres moving at great speeds and with difficult maneuvers, watched for 5-10 minutes
One evening as I was watching my two daughters swim in our backyard pool, my youngest daughter looked up and said, "dad, what are those things in the sky, it is too early to see stars and it looks like they are moving?" I quickly glanced up and saw three very bright metallic spheres moving about in no particular formation or pattern. I ran into the house and grabbed my ziess binocs and viewed these objects for several minutes before one broke away at tremendous speed from the other two and disappeared in a matter of seconds. The other two seemed to circle each other until they appeared to be one object (could have been an elevation issue) and then the two were clearly present again as two objects. The spheres were at a very high altitude behind a very bright blue sky with a setting sun. The objects were above what I consider cirrus or cirrus stratus clouds. Those skinny almost transluscent clouds. Other than those clouds, the sky was totally clear and blue. The two remaining spheres simply disappeared while watching them. We did not get the impression that they sped away or climbed to an altitude that would prohibit our sight because of distance. I own my own business, my father is a retired Brigadier General USAF. I know the difference between ballons and aircraft. I know what wind can do and how fast conventional aircraft maneuver across the horizon. I dont know what we saw, but it was not ballons nor conventional aircraft and certainly not atmospheric phenomenon (these objects reflected sunlight).
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