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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/15/2006 01:00 (Entered as : 12/15/2006 1:00)
Reported: 10/10/2007 5:03:10 PM 17:03
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Northeastern, TX
Shape: Cone
Duration: 15 sec
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Very faint, fast-moving lights viewed through night-vision-goggles

Last winter (2006) while flying as single pilot on a helicopter EMS patient flight, I observed 1 or 2 faint but distinct lights. At the time, I was using highly sophisticated Night-Vision-Goggles (NVG's).

Flying at approximately 1,000' - 1,500' AGL (above ground), I noticed a faint light traveling from the lower-left front of the aircraft, at an estimated distance of about a mile, in a rapid, ascending climb, in front of the aircraft, disappearing to the upper-right. During the short duration of the observation, I removed (flipped up) the NVG's and was not able to see the light(s) unaided.

Neither of the 2 crewmembers in the aft cabin of the helicopter observed the light(s).

The light(s) appeared to resemble 2 jet exhaust cones as might be observed at the rear of a twin-engine jet fighter, like an F-18 Hornet. There was no aircraft body visible nor any other lights that might have been associated with an aircraft: navigation, strobes, etc.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))