|Occurred : 3/17/2013 17:00 (Entered as : 03/17/2013 17:00)
Reported: 3/17/2013 5:47:41 PM 17:47
Location: Austin, TX
|White blimp-like object, glows pink at times and changes shape
Myself and another witness observed what we initially thought was a white blimp. Its bright white football shape quickly morphed into, what I can best describe as, a series of cotton balls attached to one another. It then began to writhe much like an amorphous earthworm. At the end of the object there was a small appendage that seemed to dangle separately, but it (the appendage) did not change shape.
There was a "fuzz" surrounding the entire object that seemed to not allow proper focus (i.e. very few sharp edges or contrast). When it was at its closest, I thought I detected a pink hazy light, much like bio luminescence. And after a quick grab of my binoculars, the pink was obvious. Even after it had moved further away, I could see the pink light. It looked as though it was inside the object, and slightly outside the dorsal portion of it.
It was silently moving from east to west, with surface winds approximately blowing at 5mph from the SSE. But at several points during the observation, it was moving into the wind. It seemed to be a controlled "flight" and not wind driven. Its height was below the low clouds that were drifting lazily by. What ever the cloud deck height was in Austin that day will give its approximate height. At one point there was a twin-engined small plane moving parallel to the object's position. As the plane moved closer, the object moved further away. Eventually the object simply disappeared.
I observed the object for at least 5-minutes, but the first witness only saw it for a minute or so. I attempted to film it, but it doesn't show up on my camera. I did find a video of another observation that looks almost identical to what I saw.