NUFORC Sighting 39109

Occurred: 2004-09-04 18:00 Local
Reported: 2004-09-04 18:08 Pacific
Duration: approx 45 min.
No of observers: 2

Location: Austin, TX, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

small black object hovering above austin, copter nearby

my boyfriend and i were at auditorium shores (town lake) in central austin, and for about 45 minutes watched a VERY small black object, hovering motionless in the sky (in front of some clouds).... it was north of town lake & appeared to directly above north central austin. he says that he saw it dart to the side and back again, then down and up again, at an UNUSUALLY quick speed... (i was looking away and did not see this)... there was a helicopter that flew up to it and then left and came back, it seemed like the copter was trying to figure out what it was. could not tell if it was a news or military copter (too far away). it did not appear to be a hot-air balloon (b/c the balloon would have been easy to discern even from far away, it was kind of a speck that did not appear to be bigger than the copter, and it was odd b/c it was just hovering there. after the copter left, it became engulfed behind the clouds. we did not speak to anyone else about it, but no one else seemed to notice (they were all jogging along the lake or observing a rainbow nearby).

the weather was clear- blue skies, lots of clouds.

so, we were wondering... what this was, and if anyone else in austin saw it?

Posted 2004-09-09

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