NUFORC Sighting 13236

Occurred: 2000-06-25 00:24 Local
Reported: 2000-06-28 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 45 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Dallas, TX, USA

Shape: Diamond
Characteristics: Lights on object

Object traveling south suddenly makes an immediate change of direction 45 degrees to the left, speed increased threefold and disappears

Saturday evening around 12:35, I noticed an object in motion just to the east of Polaris. It was moving directly due South, approximately 5 degrees per second. At first I thought satellite but immediately dismissed that as it was too late and the sun too far West to illuminate an orbiting object. I then thought meteor as it seemed to have an orange or amber glow. I discounted that as there was no trail and the level of illumination did not change. As it came closer to overhead, I noticed the object was made up of 5 separate lights in the shape of a baseball diamond. The lights did not strobe or blink, but they flickered. I felt this was probably atmospheric disturbance. I tracked the object as it sped due South. I finally reckoned it was some aircraft with a non-regulation lighting arrangement when suddenly, without changing speed, the object made a 45 degree "IMMEDIATE change of direction to the left (southeast)." (THIS WAS NOT A "TURN") and at the same time, the object increased it's speed threefold and disappeared. I've never seen or imagined anything like it. This was absolutely NOT a natural phenomenon. It was also NOT anything am familiar with or aware of.

Posted 2000-07-11

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