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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/1/2006 19:48 (Entered as : 10/01/06 19:48)
Reported: 10/4/2006 8:33:05 PM 20:33
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 3-4 seconds
White quickly moving light swept across our backyard.

My wife and I were watching television and for some reason both of us were drawn to a window that opens next to the television. We saw a white light shining in between our home and the home in back of us. The immediate impression was of a solid light and then movement to the right. The light swept (you could see the movement) to the west-northwest across our backyard at very rapid speed. It moved quickly, but not as if it were a flashlight. There was no sound at all. We both reacted immediately with "Did you see that light?" I then got up went outside but could see nothing. There were no helicopters or other aircraft in the area. There were no neighbors outside in the adjoining backyards. The waxing moon was out, with a few small fast moving cumulus clouds in the area. It is doubtful that it was a reflection from a car or anything similar because under equal circumstances (time of day, amount of sunlight etc.) we have never seen anything like this. We are both sure that the source of the light was above the trees but it was impossible to say how high. The time is accurate because I looked at my watch immdediately when I got up to go outside. The light was definitely unusual in nature. We would be very interested in knowing if there were other reports in the area.