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Occurred : 9/24/2005 13:00 (Entered as : 09/24/05 13:00)
Reported: 11/28/2009 12:05:50 AM 00:05
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Noack (near Thrall), TX
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:20-25 minutes
It looked exactly like a plain white shirt box you would put a dressing robe in to give your dad for Christmas...

My town was decimated by Hurricane Rita, and several of my closest friends evacuated to a small place called Noack, Texas, to a large house I had rented for us to all stay until our coastal Texas town regained it's footing. It was about 4 weeks after the Hurricane.

As evacuees, had little to do, and even less money. I had just washed everyone's clothes by hand in the utility sink, and was hanging them out on a line to dry. Everybody was sitting outside on the patio, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful, crystal clear Fall day. I was facing South, hanging the laundry on the clothesline, when I turned around to go back for another wet load, and I saw something hovering over the house.

I stopped in my tracks and tried to focus on whatever it was, because what I was seeing made no sense and it was very close to the house. There was a clean, white rectangular box hovering over the roof. It was hard to tell how big it was or how high it was, because the sky was a dark, pure blue, without any clouds to help determine the depth of field. It looked exactly like a shirt box you would put a dressing robe in to give your dad for Christmas, you know, before you wrapped it. It was a plain, white rectangle. It didn't seem very big, maybe only a couple of feet wide and about three feet long, but like I said, there was no referencing objects near it. It could have been 10 times that for all I could tell. It seemed to float only about 25 or 30 feet above the house, but I couldn't really say. At the most, though I would say it was maybe three or four telephone lengths above the house. It didn't seem very far, like I could yell at it and it would hear me. But I didn't yel! l. I was too confounded by the sight. I could have shot at it with a gun and likely hit it, if I was the kind of person who acts first and thinks later.

I called my 4 friends out from under the patio cover to see it. I asked them what they were seeing (not to influence them as to my version of the sight). They all saw exactly what I was seeing, and they noticed it was actually moving very, very slowly. We watched it for about 20-25 minutes as it crept over the house, across the yard, and over the pasture towards the South. Some of them got bored and went in the house, but I stayed and watched it glide away until I couldn't see it anymore. It never made a single sound. It never lost or gained altitude. It never turned. It had no= sound, openings, windows, wings, vapor trail, lights or markings. It just looked like a plain old white shirt box, cruisin' over the house and yard.

It continued in a straight trajectory at a painfully slow, almost unobservable rate of speed South toward another unincorporated area a few miles away called Structure, TX.

I've never seen anything that unexplainable, that close, or for that long. It defied all logic. I think about that box-thing in the sky all the time, and wonder what would have happened if I had shot at it. Or if we would have gotten in the car and followed it, or what the police would have done if we reported it to the authorities.


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