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Sighting Reports 2009

Couple Report Spinning Compass on Texas Freeway

Date of Sighting: December 30, 2009
Time of Sighting: 8:48 PM CST
Location of Sighting: Plano, Texas (Suburb About 15 Miles NE of Downtown Dallas)

Description: I was driving East on the George Bush Toll way just passing over Highway 75. I heard what sounded like a horn, (not unusual for being on a highway), but the dashboard compass in my Toyota FJ Cruiser started spinning. It went an entire 360 degrees plus. I'm surmising it was some magnetic anomaly passing overhead. I couldn't stop the vehicle as I was on a freeway, however, I did exit, reverse direction and came back on the freeway going Westbound. I had my IPhone Compass and my wife watched both compasses as we passed over the same area. There was a less noticeable displacement of approximately 30 degrees on both compasses, which would be consistent with something slowly moving away. I exited and came back Eastbound over the same area, but the phenomenon was gone and the compasses responded normally.

Note: The witness did not see any object in the sky at the time of the compass anomaly. Some compass anomaly was observed when he reversed direction and went over the same area for the second time. The third pass yielded no anomalies. The witness's summary that whatever caused the anomaly was moving away makes sense. However, the causation is a mystery. Perhaps some vehicle on the cross highway (highway 75) contained materials that exerted a strong magnetic field? Of course the anomaly could have been caused by an aerial vehicle, but none was observed.