|Occurred : 4/28/2007 03:45 (Entered as : 04/28/07 03:45)
Reported: 10/27/2007 8:11:24 PM 20:11
Location: Austin, TX
|I am a police officer and was working my night shift at our headquarters building checking doors and locks. When I stepped outside I looked in the sky and noticed a white light in the sky above the trees. It was in a sort of triangular shape and looked completely out of place. It resembled a white street light that was not supported by a pole but just suspended in midair. It did not move in any direction but quickly faded out and was gone in a matter of seconds.
I quickly went into the dispatcher's office as the dispatcher was the only other person there that night and told her all about it while I tried to get my thoughts back together. I later called the nearby airport and asked a guy in the tower if they were sending off weather balloons or if he had gotten a report of something like this. He said that they weren't sending off weather balloons but he did recieve a report of a similar object 2 weeks prior from someone in a nearby community.
My best explanation for the object is that it was an airplane moving away from my direction which gave the illusion that it wasn't moving and that it appeared to fade away when it got far enough. The airport is close by and I know what airplanes look like flying over at night but this was very different and I haven't seen anything like it since that day.