NUFORC Sighting 86953

Occurred: 2012-02-01 20:05 Local
Reported: 2012-02-01 19:22 Pacific
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Ben Wheeler, TX, USA

Shape: Sphere
Characteristics: Left a trail

Orange, spherical object viewed over east texas by retired physician.

Orange, spherical object, about the size of a beach ball viewed on a east to west course. It was viewed for 15 to 30 seconds. Located in rural Van Zandt County near intersection of Texas Hwy 64 and Texas FM 314.

Trailing sparks seen.

Then it disappeared.



We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he provided additional information, which we summarize below:

Witness was looking at the Moon, when he saw a very bright object over his left shoulder. The object was quickly almost directly overhead, and approximately three times the size of a full Moon.

The object coursed to the east, and suddenly just winked out. It was like someone turning off a light switch.

As the witnessed the object from below, he saw a distinct orange color, and not the green color that other witnessed reported seeing from other parts of Texas.

The witness is a medical professional, and we suspect that he is a very capable observer.


Posted 2012-02-03

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