|Occurred : 11/20/2008 18:32 (Entered as : 11/20/08 18:32)
Reported: 11/23/2008 7:51:38 AM 07:51
Location: Ranger, TX
|Orange glowing lights in sky above Stephens County, Texas
On the night of November 20, 2008 a friend and myself were sitting in a hunting blind on a lease property in Stephens County, north of Ranger, Texas, at night trying to locate some feral hog activity. Around 06:25 p.m. my friend told me he just saw three orange lights perpendicular to the ground in the sky, just above some trees. He said the lights dimmed out from top to bottom. I had him explain what he had seen to me since they dimmed out and I was unable to see them myself. A few minutes later he said he had just seen the lights again but they had gone out already. I looked in the area of where he was saying he saw them. I saw a red light further to the right of where I thought he was pointing, from a tower, and he said that was not the light he saw. At 06:32 p.m. he told me the lights were back. I looked over and saw two orange lights in the sky above the tree line, parallel to the ground. I saw a string of orange light that was not as bright as the lights, shoot from each ball of light in an upwards arc back down to the same level as the one it originated from. When the strings of light would come back down to the same level of the ball of light, a new ball of orange light would appear. The ball of light it originated from would dim away. The string of light would then dim away from the originating ball to the new orange ball of light. The two lights were the same color and the distance of the strings appeared to be the same but the lights were not arcing/forming new balls of light at the same time. The lights repeated this process about eight times each and lasted approximately 30 seconds total before both lights went out completely. The lights were moving from North to South. I am unsure how far away they were but they appeared within a mile distance from where we were. I have never seen anything like this before. It was definitely an UNIDENTIFIED flying object. Very cool to experience.