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Sighting Reports 2010

Family See Silent Silvery Objects in Daylight Sky

Flatonia is in Southeastern Texas About 40 Miles Southeast of Austin.
Flatonia is in Southeastern Texas About 40 Miles Southeast of Austin.

Date of Sighting: February 6, 2010
Time of Sighting: 2:45 PM CST
Location of Sighting: Flatonia, Texas (See Map)

Description: My family and 2 of my son's friends were all in the backyard helping my husband with a carpentry project. I was sitting on a bench visiting with my mother when I noticed what I thought were 5 geese flying in a V formation from east to west. After looking at them for a couple of seconds I was shocked realizing that they were not geese since the sun was reflecting upon them showing that they were actually metallic sphere like objects. The sky was clear and the temperature was about 65 degrees. With excitement I yelled UFOs and the 3 boys (22,17,&16 years old) came running to see. I pointed them out and then I ran into the house to get the binoculars. When I got back outside I tried to focus on the objects, but I was too shaky so I handed them to my son’s friend. We were all screaming and laughing that we couldn't believe what we were seeing. As they started to go behind the tree line we ran to the coral area in front of the house to continue watching them. One of the spheres shot off back towards the east disappearing as the other four continued steady and equal distance apart on to the northwest towards Austin’s Bergstrom Airport. They slowly just disappeared. Right before they vanished a white prop plane (about the size of a cigarette butt) was traveling near and behind them to their south. The plane must have seen them. We heard the plane, but no noise from the objects. The plane seemed to have been traveling faster than the spheres. The spheres were low and slow flying well beneath the cloud cover. The funny thing is one of my son's friends was a skeptic until this afternoon. He even said that he wished he had obtained a picture for the news. It is 2 hours later and we are still excited and talking about the event especially since it was a daytime sighting!

Note: Given the description the objects were likely not birds or balloons. Skies were partly cloudy at 25,000 feet. The witness stated that the objects were flying beneath the cloud cover so the objects would have been below 25,000 feet. (The report is somewhat contradictory because the witness also stated that skies were clear. The official weather observation from nearby Austin showed some cloudiness at 25,000 feet.

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