|Occurred : 10/10/2007 21:43 (Entered as : 10/10/2007 21:43)
Reported: 10/12/2007 3:43:30 PM 15:43
Location: Houston, TX
|Large Boomerang formation of lights over Houston, Beltway 8 & Westheimer moving north to south 10/10/07, 9:43 PM.
Went out in my back yard at around 9:43 PM Wed. Oct. 10th to let dogs go to bathroom. Neighbors dog barking on the east side of my house, looked in that direction and noticed a large boomerang formation between 5,000 - 7,000 ft. altitude, 45 degrees above the east horizon about 300+ yard across. Moving from north to south along Beltway 8 corridor from Westheimer to Hwy 59 south before I lost sight. Clear night. No sound.
At first thought it may be one large single object but as it moved along, noticed some of the 20+ lights moved out of formation slightly so figured they were independent objects moving in formation like a flock of geese. Having seen geese migrate all my life, quickly ruled this out. Lights had an orangish/yellowish tint but seemed to be slightly fuzzy. When the formation moved in front of the stars, the stars would obscure slightly but still be visible so that is also why I believe it to be multiple objects. I have extensive knowledge of aircraft and know when I am looking at a plane, helicopter, meteor, or satellite in orbit. Looking from my back yard to the south I can observe approaching aircraft from the west into Hobby airport, but this thing came from north to south and I first observed looking due east. It made me think, “Phoenix Lights” when I thought about it later because of the boomerang/wedge shape and the color and it being right over the forth largest metro area in the country. I have no doubt other people in the city probably saw this but just wrote it off as something ordinary. In fact the only reason I am posting this here and on MUFON is so if anyone else in town saw it and is curiously searching and reads this, knows it was something very unusual and was real.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))