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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/20/2011 01:00 (Entered as : 07/20/2011 1:00)
Reported: 10/25/2018 7:58:46 AM 07:58
Posted: 10/25/2018
Location: Columbus, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
A blue light that looked like a plane shot off at light speed after 1 minute of normal speed.

My close friend (to this day in 2018) and I were driving from Houston, TX to Austin, TX between 11pm-2am sometime during the 3rd week of July.

I merged on TX 71 West from Interstate-10 in Columbus, Texas. About 20 miles down TX 71 West, I noticed what I thought was an airplane about 30-50k feet up, with blue glowing beacon lights. Even back then, when I was 18 years old, I knew that no airplane (to my knowledge) had glowing blue lights. I pointed this out to my friend (also 18 then) and we were watching the light move across the sky like an airplane, as I explained to him for about two minutes how planes don't have blue lights and I wonder if it's military etc; it's hard to describe this how I saw it; so bare with me. The light was moving slowly across the sky like a plane - very normal, then in 1 second it shot off at light speed into the sky - - NOT across the sky into the horizon, I mean in to the clouds directly away from the ground, the way it zipped off, I have and never will see anything like it again.

That object zipped away so fast, like a movie, I think about it all the time up to this day, and nobody believes us. It was not a comet, I see those weekly when I am in Texas. I investigated all the Texas July 2011 reports and nobody has reported this, even though somebody near Columbus, TX, HAD to have seen it.

The only color I saw was blue, and the craft was not close to the ground. This was at 1am with good visibility. Whatever this light was, it left the Earth at light speed. I have personally never seen a UFO, or anything abnormal in the sky aside from this incident when I was 18 back in 2011. My girlfriend at the time thought I was crazy.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))