|Occurred : 3/24/2006 22:30 (Entered as : 3/24/2006 22:30)
Reported: 3/25/2006 6:05:45 PM 18:05
Location: Lubbock, TX
|Lubbock, TX: saw an illuminated object moving quickly from the south to the north at a high altitude and was being followed by a plane.
At around 10:30 pm I was in my back yard and saw a swift moving lighted circular object that was about 35 degrees above the horizon at what seemed a high altitude. My house faces north and the back door into the back yard faces south. I was standing in the middle of my yard and noticed the object in the south sky moving north-north west. One block south of my house there is a brightly lit car lot and birds and bats can be illuminated up to about 100 feet above the lot. I first I thought it was an illuminated bird as it moved across the sky but as it moved very quickly (approximately 10 times the speed of a jet airliner at cruising altitude)from a south-south west, to west position it became obvious that it was it was not being illuminated from the ground because it never waivered in brightness and appeared to be at a high altitude. The light was not brilliant more of solid off white illumination. The light did not blink nor did I see it change color (I am red-green color blind and therefore might not of noticed subtle color changes). Once it was approaching a due west position I called my wife out to see. She saw it to and first thought it was a plane but I pointed out the velocity and she agreed that it was moving very fast and could not make out what it could be. It appeared to very slightly lower in altitude as it moved. We tracked it from the back yard until my sight line was blocked by my neighbors house. I then walked quickly to the front yard and saw it in the northwest sky for about 5 more seconds before it again moved out of my sight line by the roofs of houses across the street. At the point that my sight line was blocked it was only about 15 degrees above the horizon. I then walked back into my house and back into the back yard. I then noticed a plane in the southwest sky that was approaching from the south west then changed direction moving north along a very similar path that was taken by the object. The lights on this plane were a yellowish color and it had a blinking light. It was moving much slower than the object that had just passed.