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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/16/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 121606 23:00)
Reported: 12/17/2006 7:31:39 PM 19:31
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Austin, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 min
Unknown Light over Austin, TX

I was out in my driveway talking to my girlfriend on the cell phone when I happened to see a star move from the East heading toward the West. At first I thought it might have been an airplane since aircraft do fly along that route on final approach to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. This however just appeared like a star. I never blinked or changed color. After about 1 minute of viewing it stopped and remained stationary for about 2 minutes before proceeding on a N-NW heading. After about 20 seconds of that heading it changed and started heading SW coming to a stop again after about 15 seconds. It remained in position for about 2 minutes before heading W again. I then saw it stop and hold position for about 3-5 minutes. During this time, the clouds began to move into the area and altough they covered the stars, they only obscured the object. I believe it was either bright enough to be visible through the clouds or may have been in the clouds. I saw it proceed to head W again through the faint bit of light in the clouds and finally lost it after another couple minutes. I did not hear any sounds, witness any other lights or aircraft in the area. The next aircraft to fly in the vicinity did not arrive until about 20 minutes after I last saw the object. I also was unable to get the object on my camera phone because it blended into the stars too well.