|Occurred : 10/24/2007 05:35 (Entered as : 10/24/07 5:35)
Reported: 11/21/2007 11:26:21 AM 11:26
Location: Shepherd, TX
|Triangular craft moving very slowly, approx. 350 ft above me. no discernable sound,bright colored lights.
craft had appeared in front of my neighbors house two mornings before. He said it was making manuvers back and forth across the trees with extremely bright lights on shining down, but no noise that he could hear.I told him to call me if it came back.
I'm usually up at five getting ready for work. He called me and said,it's back. I told him I'm on my way with my camera.It took me about 2-3 min. to get ready and called him back to see if it was still there he said it is heading up the creek toward my house. I said, I don't see anything i'm on my way and hung up.I was standing next to my car about to open the door and then I saw it.There were no lights on at my home, and I, and my neighbor live in a remote area of East Texas.His house is about 1/2 mile down the creek from me.At first I dismissed it because I thought it was an airplane way up high,but I continued to look at it.My Wife was watching me leave and saw it too, at different angle from our bedroom.There is a private airstrip close to our house about (2 miles)and we see all kinds of small planes all the time, usually during the day ,but somtimes at night.One thing they all have in common is the way their running lights are configured.What caught my attention was the brightness of the lights on what I thought were wings and the two oversize lights on the front lower part of the fusalodge that were very dim.When it got closer I realized it was not several thousand feet up but a small craft only about 350 ft up.I estimate it was traveling about 45-60 mph. IT had no wings to speak of,and only made a hum .When it passed overhead I heard a wisp ,like when birds fly by close enough you can hear them.It was only after it passed directly over me that i could hear the hum,like the sound a golfcart makes when it's moving slow.Dimentionaly it was about 25 feet long and 25-30 feet wide.Very dark flat color, no reflection .The part normally thought of as the cockpit was the only rounded part of it,but the nose was very blunt or flat and wide.There was no tail.... no rear lights at all.
From the way it looked and the amount of noise it made I don't see how it could fly that slow.