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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 10/10/2007 19:00 (Entered as : 10/10/07 19:00)
Reported: 10/10/2007 8:51:59 PM 20:51
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 3 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|pulsing flash recurring at 2 second intervals 3 times along the same trajectory along 90 degrees of sky
I was in my back yard with my son and his friend. It was almost complete sundown but the remnants of the sunset could be seen in the upper atmosphere. The kids were searching for fireflies, so I was scouting the tree canopy.
There was a flash of yellow light in the sky and I commented to the kids that I saw a shooting star. It lasted about 1 second.
As I continued to look up the same flash occurred along the same trajectory about 30 degrees to the left, and then again another 30 degrees, for a series of three yellow pulsing flashes lasting one second each, timed about 2 seconds apart. This object was moving extremely fast.
The interesting thing is, immediately thereafter a prop jet appeared at about 10,000 feet from behind the tree line from approx. the same point of origin heading perpendicular to the trajectory of the unidentified object, and immediately after that a large jet at approx. 30,000 feet appeared from behind the tree line heading in the opposite direction.
The vapor trail from the airliner was highlighted by the extreme angle of the setting sun. The impression this left was of the object passing hastily between the headings of the two aircraft
As I watched the contrail, I asked myself if the flashes were some kind of natural artifact of the sunset, but my instinct tells me the object was real and traveling at a high velocity.