UFO SIGHTING REPORT
September 21st 2004
San Antonio Texas Yellowish Orange Glowing Object
Date: September 21, 2004
Time: 8:25 p.m.
On Sept. 21, 2004, my wife and I were sitting in my truck outside the dance studio where our daughter was attending her Tuesday night practice. It was 8:25 p.m. and dark by then with a few dark, heavy thunderclouds starting to gather. The parking lot of the dance studio is rather small so we could see a couple of other parents in their cars as well.
My wife and I were talking and listening to the radio when I looked out to the north of San Antonio area and I saw a yellowish orange glow at a fairly low altitude flying in our direction. I use the word glowing because it was not bright or intense but more like a fire flame from the end of a rocket. It was bigger than aircraft lights when you see one approaching an airport. This fire light was about 3 times as big as that. I didn't have to direct my wife's attention because she noticed it about a second after I did. We immediately got out of the truck to get a better look and I told my wife it looked like a plane or helicopter in distress. The yellow orange glowing light seemed to be dripping off its source and falling. Like candle wax when a candle is tipped on its side, but in big chunks that reacted or hung like rubber before detaching and falling. It was dripping the glowing light but as soon as this light would separate from its source it would I assume cool down and we couldn't tell if it disintegrated or kept falling to the ground.
The object kept flying towards our location and suddenly the glow extinguished itself. The time frame elapsed from the we saw the glowing object until it extinguished itself was about 20 seconds. The dance studio is close to the intersection of SW Military and Roosevelt Ave in the southwest part of San Antonio. There is a big Wal-Mart and various businesses in the area so light from these businesses shines upwards. I mention this because when the fire/glow extinguished itself, we were still able to see the oval object as it kept flying in the sky and disappeared behind a dark thundercloud. The object made a slight change in direction and then moved upward as if it was starting to ascend. The light from the businesses was being reflected off the object as it moved into the cloud.
My wife immediately called 911 to report the sighting and 911 dispatch connected her to the San Antonio Airport. SAT told her no aircraft were in distress and they showed nothing in the air in that area of the city. They San Antonio Airport then gave her the number to a small airfield about a mile from our location, "Stinson Airfield" and the Stinson air control also told us they had no reports of aircraft in distress or any sightings reported from other aircraft in the area.
Three other witnesses were as perplexed as we were about this glowing firelight that was dripping part of itself as it moved. I am curious if you have had similar sightings in Texas or Canada like this. This object was moving too slow to be considered a meteor and no sound was heard if this was a low flying aircraft.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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