|Occurred : 2/13/2006 21:35 (Entered as : 02/13/06 21:35)
Reported: 2/13/2006 10:32:19 PM 22:32
Location: Austin, TX
Duration:2 minutes ?
|Floating "Veil" Austin, TX
Was in backyard with dog, happened to look up and saw what I can only describe as a very large, long semi-transparent "veil" moving acrooss the sky, heading in a generally northward direction. The movement of the "veil" was very smooth, flowing, and somewhat ripple-like. I did not hear any sound, although it was close enough that if it had made any type of noise within human range, I would have heard it clearly. It also did not seem to be illuminated; the sky was light enough to see it moderately well (there are many streetlights and the moon was out as well). It was difficult to determine how high up it was - I was simply so shocked to see it and also was trying to determine just what I was seeing that I can't even guess. It "flew" over the roof of the middle school that is approximately 20 yards from my backyard (north of my backyard; the yard faces east). As the "veil" moved across the sky toward the school, my dog started barking and ran to the north side of the fence with ears and tail up, but she was looking toward the school rather than up at the object. The neighbor dogs also started barking at that time. I then went back into the house, out the front door & looked down the street (runs north, past the school) but saw nothing at that time. Decided I needed to tell someone, so called my sister. While chatting, about 10 mins later, a "cop" car drives slowly down the street in front of the house. I use italics because by the time I got the front door opened & turned the porch light out so I could see, the car had reached the end of the block (also an intersection for a street that runs east/west. The school sits at that intersection, as well), and I could only see that the shape and size resembled a police car. It did have lights across the top, but they were white. Interestingly, another similar car was waiting at the intersection. After a short pause, they both continued on the north-running street, shining spotlights on the outside of the school. They continued north on the street. I went back into the house (still on the phone, telling my sister the events as they transpired), then again to the backyard. After another 10 minutes or so, an airplane flew over the school, fairly low and slow. It did not fly north, but rather toward the east and then south. Thanks, and would be curious to know if others saw anything like this that night.