|Occurred : 3/19/2008 23:30 (Entered as : 03/19/08 23:30)
Reported: 3/20/2008 4:29:22 PM 16:29
Location: Austin, TX
|Triangular or diamond-shaped craft produced rhythmic circular humming as it slowly flew by very low in the sky.
Last night on March 19, 2008, I was coming home from the grocery store and was about to turn onto my street, when I observed a really bright light up in the sky above what used to be a field next to my neighborhood. Now, there is new construction going on every day and I wasn’t sure if the bright light was atop a new cell phone or radio tower that may have been built next door or if it was a search light on a helicopter. At first, I couldn’t tell whether the light was stationary or moving very slowly so those were the two possibilities that immediately came to mind.
I parked the car in front of my house and was about to unload groceries when I noticed the bright light was gone. Instead, an object was moving very slowly and steadily from the north, where I originally saw the bright light, to the south and it passed directly overhead, quite low in the sky. If I had to guess, I would say it was perhaps 20 stories from the ground. I couldn’t tell whether it was triangular or diamond-shaped, but it was one of those, judging by the half a dozen or so red and blue blinking lights on the underside of the craft.
I can’t stress enough how slowly and how low in the sky it was much lower than a plane would fly. The other unusual thing I noticed was the sound it made. It was a humming sound that repeated in a circular fashion. It was definitely made by a machine, but it didn’t clank metallically, and it wasn’t high-pitched. It’s difficult to describe, but it was certainly rhythmic and repetitive.
I am not sure how big it was because I couldn’t see the entire outline of the craft, but it was much larger than a helicopter and probably smaller than or about the size of a football field. I wasn’t afraid as I watched the object make its way slowly southward. Instead I was curious, trying to figure out what I was looking at. Unfortunately, my camera was in my upstairs bedroom and my camera phone is virtually worthless at night.
It wasn’t long before I lost sight of the object and went into the house with my groceries. The time was exactly 11:30 pm when I walked in the front door. I estimate that the entire sighting took about five minutes. I awakened my housemate and told him what I’d witnessed, and then called my sister to tell her, too. I mentioned it to my boyfriend the following morning and he said that there are now planes that can hover, but that they would have no business doing that above a residential area. All I know is that it didn’t look or sound like any kind of plane I’ve ever seen or heard. One second it was there and the next, it was gone.
The night was cold and clear. There was a full moon with little or no breeze in far south Austin, Texas. I was completely sober and have no history of mental illness or attention-seeking. The date of this report is March 20, 2008.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))