|Occurred : 11/18/2008 06:30 (Entered as : 11/18/08 06:30)
Reported: 11/30/2008 3:33:26 PM 15:33
Location: Tyler, TX
|Westbound Spherical Object Near Tyler Texas
We were traveling eastbound on Texas Highway 64 from Canton to Tyler. Passing through Ben Wheeler (26 miles West of Tyler), we observed a sphere shaped object at approximately 5,000 to 7,000 feet traveling westbound. This object appeared to be 1.5 miles South of the Highway, traveling parallel to it and was solid gray in color. At no time were we able to see through it.
For 25 minutes, we had a visual on the object, with the only lapses being caused by us driving through wooded areas which would block our view for a few seconds.
After 25 minutes, the object appeared to change to a more elongated form, with the aft section beginning to droop. At this time, we started noticing more detail. We would estimate the length to be 300-400 yards in total. At the top portion, there appeared to be an object protruding out. The protrusion was black and gave the general appearance of a small fixed wing aircraft in a gentle climb. The middle of was still gray, and the drooping section appeared silver in color.
At this point, we lost visual and sped up to try to get through the tree lined area. We pulled into a Wal-Mart parking lot, and began to scan the skyline. We had lost visual for 3-5 minutes while clearing the trees and pulling into the parking lot. We never regained visual.