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Occurred : 4/5/2014 22:15 (Entered as : 4/5/2014 22:15)
Reported: 4/6/2014 8:28:26 AM 08:28
Posted: 4/11/2014
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes
Formation of Red Lights Over Zilker Park.

Last night, I was a passenger, as my husband drove north on Loop One from south Austin. Approaching Bee Caves Road, I looked to the east over Zilker Park, and saw a series of red lights, most flying in a shallow "U" formation.

Two of the approximate seven to nine lights were out of formation.

The lights didn’t seem to be moving or moved very slowly while staying very near each other. I’ve never seen aircraft fly so close together. The number of lights caught my attention first and then the fact that they appeared so close together.

The lights glowed a solid red and never blinked, as aircraft lights do.

By the time we pulled into Zilker Park to watch, only three lights remained. Slowly they blinked off one by one.

About fifty yards away a man stood outside his car, dancing and screaming. When he saw us he yelled, “Did you see that?”

My husband and I hurried to meet him and he said he had watched the lights for about ten minutes. We saw them for about three to four minutes.

The stranger, our new friend, said they first appeared on the southern horizon. We both watched them travel to the southwest.

He also said that twice he saw one light race to a second light and hover briefly before racing off at an unusually high rate of speed.

My husband is sixty-seven and has practiced law for the last forty years. I’m almost sixty, attended graduate school and was a stay-at-home mother. Neither my husband nor I have ever seen anything like this.