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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/16/2005 08:45 (Entered as : 10/16/2005 8:45)
Reported: 10/17/2005 5:54:16 PM 17:54
Posted: 10/20/2005
Location: North Zulch, TX
Shape: Circle
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
I was outside last night packing our truck at our ranch in Texas to come back home to Louisiana and noticed a very bright, large star-shaped light in the southwestern sky. It was moving in that direction as well. It appeared to change shapes when you looked at it. Sometimes it was a bright light with a little splash of red in the center and other times it appeared to make a star-burst pattern.

I called my husband outside to look and he watched for a couple of minutes and went back inside. The object was just above the tree line (very large oaks in our region) and moved extremely slow. I must have watched it for at least 15 minutes.

I am not sure what I saw (it could have been the space station), but, it was very interesting to watch as well as "spooky". Whatever it was, was very large in size...located approximately 3-4 miles away from where our ranch is located. I don't ever remember seeing such a bright star in that direction at the ranch. The ranch is located in a remote area with no lights to interfere with the sky. The moon was very bright as well last night.

I am a ((deleted)) designer with a B.S. degree and my husband has his Ph.D. from ((school in the southwest)).

((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting of Mars. PD))