|Occurred : 6/15/1969 20:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1969 20:00)
Reported: 6/20/2005 11:33:59 PM 23:33
Location: Bryan, TX
|the lights of the first craft turned back on and 2 more identically lighted aircraft zipped in on both sides of the lead aircraft ...,
I was visiting a friend of mine and after dinner we walk out to his backyard which backed up to a creek bordered by tall willow tree. There was a pleasant breeze out of the south and the sky was clear and moonless. I was approx. 16, and he was 15, and we were very up to date on "known" aircraft at that time. We were watching the skys and out from the southeast moving northwest, we observed an aircraft with 3 colored lights, moving in a silent slow pace within what I was assuming normal jetliner height. With the breeze coming from the same direction we saw the aircraft but, we never heard it. Within 10 seconds after seeing the object the triangular patterened non-blinking lights on the craft turned off. We both thought this was quite unusual and I began to track the craft with my right hand index finger extended under my right eye to judge the speed. Approximately 7 seconds had elapesed and we heard the afterburner of a jet aircraft, with its light flashing, persuing directly behind the first craft. I would say within 5 seconds of sighting the jet aircraft, the lights of the first craft turned back on and, to both myself and my friend's amazement, 2 more identically lighted aircraft zipped in on both sides of the lead aircraft making an arrowhead formation. The three aircraft started to speed up and then make an extraordinary sharp 90 degree turn to the north/northeast. After the turn there level of speed was unbeleivable. We raced to the right side of the house down the driveway and we saw all three aircraft dissapear within seconds. We raced to the back yard where we saw the persuing jet just making it to the point where the three craft had meet. The speed was just incrediable, in a blink they were gone. From that day, my friend and I have seen each other only twice and we never talked about the event again.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))