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Occurred : 10/12/2013 20:55 (Entered as : 10/12/13 20:55)
Reported: 10/13/2013 12:30:58 AM 00:30
Posted: 10/14/2013
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 minute
UFO lights over Austin, Texas ACL Fest During the Cure Concert

I observed 3 points of light suddenly appearing in the night sky above the stage of The Cure concert at ACL Music Fest on October 12, 2013, at approximately 8:55. I looked around to see if anyone else had noticed and leaned over to point it out to a stranger.

We both had no explanation. The lights were in a "D" triangular formation, probably 15 degrees in distance - the first light to the next - and were moving inward together at more than just a slow gradual pace. They were orange in color and glowing. My first thought to attempt to explain it away was that "maybe someone had suddenly let 3 balloons aloft with candles or lights in the area", but they stayed in perfect synchronization without any change in proportional shape, aside from shrinking closer together in a matter of seconds. The formation, or triangle, then receded into the fog and/or clouds. The position in the sky was approximately 45 degrees.

One person from the audience had been aiming a green laser upward to point the sighting out. Two friends of mine elsewhere in the crowd also witnessed the event, as did most likely hundreds as the group was a popular closing act and the surrounding was area packed. One witnessed appears to have captured video and reported the incident with MUFON (case #51502).