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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 4/2/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 04/02/11 20:00)
Reported: 4/2/2011 7:03:54 PM 19:03
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Duration: 3-5 minutes
|Cylinder shaped craft in Wichita Falls, TX. Faded away...
My husband and I were driving West on Southwest Parkway in Wichita Falls, TX on 4/2/11 around 8 PM when I noticed what looked like an airplane flying at an unusually high altitude. I didn't think much of it until I noticed that it had no visible wings and didn't appear to be moving. I know when you fly in the same direction as a plane it can appear that it isn't moving, but after we made a few turns, we realized it wasn't moving like a plane. It left no contrail, and it was a perfectly clear, dry Spring day at dusk. I pointed it out to my husband who began watching it as he drove along. After a minute of us both watching, the object slowly disappeared, as if someone turned down it's brightness, versus it turning in a different direction, or flying off into the distance. It didn't get smaller, it just uniformly faded. My husband was witness to this event. We have a major air force base here in town, so I'm not going to assume it was extra-terrestrial, but I've never seen an airplane do that, commercial or otherwise.
I suppose you could say it was cigar or cylinder shaped, but in a way it almost looked like a Zeppelin. It was hard to tell cause as I said, it was at a high altitude. But as I also said, it really didn't look like or act like a commercial airliner. It was either white or silver, also hard to tell cause it could have been reflecting (or I suppose even putting off) light.
My husband and I are both college educated, middle class, 20-somethings who are skeptical of usual claims, but open to the possibility of them being legitimate. He is from the area, and I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. My husband also claims he saw one in the area almost ten years ago while he was fishing, but it looked like a different type of craft, 3 dots in a triangle shape, more reflective than shiny. That incidence occurred over a period of several hours.