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Occurred : 6/20/1981 02:30 (Entered as : 06/20/81 2:30)
Reported: 9/2/2009 6:22:41 PM 18:22
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Whitney, TX
Shape: Formation
Duration:8-10 min
A multi craft formation of various shapes and sizes.

It was in the early eighties, probably June or July, (I’m assuming summer time because we were at the lake for the weekend). My brother and a herd of our friends had converged on Lake Whitney located in North Central Texas to our favorite spot, Soldiers Bluff. We partied well into the night, and it wound up being just myself, my brother and two or three friends that were still awake at 2:00 am.

While the two or three friends stayed at the campsite talking and playing cards, my brother and I went fishing off of Soldiers Bluff.

It was there, while sitting on an ice cooler, rod in hand…eyes on the stars, that we witnessed this event.

I had noticed a white light moving across the sky that was to close to be a satellite in orbit. As I watched this light, I noticed a smaller one appear next to it that I assumed was the other “wing light” of the “Plane” and that it was turning towards us. As it continued to “Turn”, (One was slightly higher than the other) the lights got further and further apart. The further apart they got, the more I thought to myself “My God, That’s a HUGE Plane. As they leveled off, seven smaller lights appeared to swoop into formation with the other two lights. They now were heading in the opposite direction they had originally been traveling.

The first light was very large and round and white. This was being followed by seven smaller round white lights. The light taking up the rear was a large white rectangle. We stared in total disbelief as the 9 craft soundlessly floated across the sky in front of us.

We remarked to each other as to what they could be and finally decided it was a small plane pulling a lighted banner. AS SOON AS I said that to my brother, the craft in the rear raised up slightly higher than the others and SHOT forward halfway up the formation, very quickly, where it stopped and slowly floated down thru them to be below them where it hung there motionless until the last little light passed it. As the last light passed over it, It raised back up behind the last little light and continued across the sky, taking up the rear, till they were finally indiscernible.

We had asked our friends if they had seen them also. They said that they had, but I don’t believe that they did, due to their lack of astonishment (that was very evident in my brother and I)

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))