Occurred: 1998-08-17 21:50 Local
Reported: 1998-08-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 20 minutes
No of observers: 5

Location: Friendswoods, TX, USA

Shape: Diamond
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Video of 2 events: Very bright beam of light in sky, going up and down. Light was orange in color, it pulsed and would fade in and out. Approx. 8 to 10 minutes later is when we saw the craft.

Noticed a strip of lights in the sky which we first thought to be a comet, it was orange in color and it did not appear to be a solid object. It was very long and appeared to be very far away. The anomaly would become very bright and would pulsate periodically. The light seemed to be brighter at the top and would somewhat fade near the bottom. An example of what it looked like would be if you looked at the profile of a spiral galaxy with what appeared to be visible stars in it. There were 3 lights, one at the top, the middle and the bottom, the one in the middle was the brightest, they were difficult to see. At this time I called a local TV station to report what was going on, they did not answer and I left a message, it was channel 11 KHOU, Houston. Once I called the station the light disappeared and did not return, I went inside and approx. 8 to 10 minutes later I came back outside and my wife ask me to focus in on a craft in the sky, it was diamond in shape and had 5 white lights on it. It made little to no noise at all and moved very quickly. FYI: There is an Air Base near by, Ellington Air Force Base. Once the craft went by there was an unusually large amount of air traffic. I have both the lights and the craft on 8mm video.

Posted 1998-11-01

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