Animal Reaction Feature:
At 9:15 p.m., a large, dark, silent object with lights was observed hovering for about 5 minutes before it slowly moved away. It was estimated to be less than 500 feet in altitude, and at least 260 feet from the witnesses. Insect sounds ceased during the sighting.
Two women, one with a BS in Science and Astronomy, were observing stars with a telescope and binoculars in a suburban and wooded area on a clear night. They saw 12 steady oval lights which formed a cross and which reflected off the surface of a dull gray- colored dark object. In the center was a reddish light that was compared to a plasma. The object’s shape could not be defined, but it blocked out stars and seemed as “big as a house.” One witness said it would take two hands to cover it as it hovered about 50 degrees from the horizon.
By looking at the binocular focus setting at which the object was observed, Field Investigator Donald Ware estimated that the object’s distance from the witnesses was greater than 260 feet. The object hovered for about 5 minutes and then slowly moved toward a swamp, and was lost to sight behind trees.
No sound, no EM effects, and no physiological effects were reported.
MUFON UFO DATABASE, Portion of Reports from the Files at MUFON Headquarters, July 1999, Sequin TX, CD-ROM, Case Log # 891102, by Donald Ware.