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Occurred : 12/20/2008 19:40 (Entered as : 12/20/08 19:40)
Reported: 12/21/2008 3:18:34 PM 15:18
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 seconds
I observed a brillian, white, ball of light flying at tremendous speed from West to East.

On the night of December 20, 2008, my dog needed to go outside. While I was sitting in a chair on my patio the dog looked up, and I did also. Flying overhead at a tremendous speed was a brilliant, white ball of light about the circumference of a hula hoop. A basketball size would not be quite large enough. It had come from the West over my house flying East at the same height of the wispy clouds above me. I do not know how high that was. In seconds it disappeared into the distance. It was a clean, concise ball of light. No vapor, or tail, or distortion.

After it had disappeared, to my right in the sky was a small plane that was flying higher than the ball of light did. In a few more minutes a commercial jet plane came over my house and it seemed to be crawling in the sky compared to the speed of the earlier ball of light. I am on the flight path of planes heading north from Bergstrom/Austin Airport, and I watch them often from my patio, and my dog is used to looking up at them. I am still in awe at the speed and the brightness of the object I saw last night.

I have witnessed the shuttle followed by the International Space Station come over my back yard and neither of them showed the same speed across my sky that this object did. I was able much longer to see them cross my sight path. This is an account as accurately and truthfully as I can relate.