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Occurred : 12/29/2011 18:00 (Entered as : 12/29/2011 18:00)
Reported: 12/29/2011 5:25:47 PM 17:25
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Cigar
Duration:25-45 seconds
Rotating Object Moves Across the Austin Sky

The object was seen moving across the sky in a southeasterly direction at a relatively low altitude. It was traveling at roughly 30-45 mph. The object was thought to be a bag but as it traveled across the sky its form never varied. I followed it as far as I could into the horizon and I was able to see that the object was rotating horizontally much like a helicopter blade. The rotation speed was about once every second. It is hard to describe the appearance of the object. It was clearly visible in the early night sky, yet it was almost translucent.