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Occurred : 10/5/2007 12:00 (Entered as : 10/05/07 12:00)
Reported: 10/5/2007 11:31:34 AM 11:31
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 hours
small sphere above downtown Houston

I work on the 39th floor of an office building in downtown Houston. For 2 hours now been watching a small round object approximately 10 miles away in the sky. If I hold my hand up, it is about half the size of my pinky nail. It will remain motionless for 15 or so minutes then drop to the ground suddenly. It will then circle around different buildings for a little while. Then it moves back to its same position in the sky and remain motionless (moving back up right now). NOT A BALLOON! A balloon doesnt stay still, drop, circle, and move back to its original position.

It is an overcast day here in Houston. The sun is not piercing these clouds at all. The 2nd time the object dropped down, it was about 3 miles away. It settled about 100 feet above the ground and then lit up so brightly that it hurt my eyes from this far away. The light was incredibly bright. It was like the tip of a blowtorch or when you are magnifying the sun through a magnifying glass. A coworker saw this and said it might be a helicopter. No sooner than she had said that that the object stopped glowing and shot straight up to about eye level and hovered. It then continued its routine of dropping every 15 minutes or so.

I went downstairs for a few minutes to talk to my brother and upon my return the object was gone.