|Occurred : 10/17/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 10/17/07 22:30)
Reported: 10/18/2007 8:14:25 AM 08:14
Location: Austin, TX
|UFO hovers over Lake Travis for 5 minutes, then speeds off.
While watching TV at 10:30PM, I glanced out my living room window and noticed two bright lights that looked about over Lake Travis, just to the right of Mansfield Dam. They looked stationary, which seemed odd, so I got my 30 power binoculars out and went out on my deck to get a better look. I watched these two lights for about 5 minutes which stayed at the same altitude (I’d guess about 2,000 feet) and parallel to each other. They were rock solid and did not move up or down and stayed the same distance from each other. I’d estimate they were at least 100 yards, maybe further, from each other and very large and bright. The light emitted seemed elongated on the bottom side of the lights, so maybe the light of both was being directed downward. There were no other lights such as colored navigation lights, strobes, etc.
I thought this was very odd. I am very familiar with all kinds of aircraft lighting as I was an aircraft maintenance specialist (jet over two engines) in the Air Force. This was no plane or helicopter(s) hovering. All of a sudden, after about 5 minutes of observation, both lights slowly dimmed down to about 20% of the original intensity. Then they began to move, one going lower than the other as if a very large craft in a banking turn to the north east. It then moved to the east and I was amazed that this appeared to be a single craft, not two individual ones. The lights still kept the same relative distance from each other and sped across the horizon in a matter of seconds, it was totally gone in 4 or 5 seconds. I never was able to make out a clear structure, but believe it was a chevron or triangle shaped, by observing the lights and how they moved together.