East Of Elgin, Texas

May 11th 2006

East Of Elgin Texas Cars Radar/Laser Detector Acted Up Due To Object

Date: May 11, 2006
Time: 11:00 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 1+?
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Unknown.

Full Description of event/sighting: I was driving from Austin to North of Houston on Hwy 290 last night. I noticed a very bright light about 30 degrees elevation off to my left from the car (north east). The area is in the approach to Bush Intercontinental and I noticed a number of planes in the area at much higher altitudes but this object was too bright and wasn't moving. I watched it for 8 minutes while I drove up towards Elgin and got much closer. I noticed a few cars pulled off to the side of the hwy and people outside watching it as well. I started to think maybe it was a helicopter with a searchlight on but at this point I was within a mile or two of it and noticed it had no strobes and was hovering for a few minutes then making very tight circles for a few minutes then hovering again.

I pulled over and watched it do this for another 5 minutes or so from maybe a mile away and when it circled closer to me the radar/laser detector in my car went nuts - it was indicating every signal type at level 8. It was so bright and the color of the light was just weird - it shifted from amber to a metallic blue to magenta. At the point I started to think it may have been a helicopter again the light (s) dimmed to about the same level as the lights on the jets flying past and around it then it just moved to the north instantly from one mile away from me to probably 5-6 miles. It then just continued moving north/ northwest at the same altitude slowly - slower than the jets flying around. I have a very extensive background in aviation, grew up on an air force base and have flown in just about everything - the moon was full and no clouds were in the sky - I could see the planes approaching IAH very clearly, see the strobes etc. This thing stood out like a sore thumb up there.

The light was big and may have been multiple lights - it gave the impression of a strange light array and they were not steady - they shifted in color and intensity but no strobing. If a navigation light on one of the planes near it was the size of a pencil tip the lights on this were as big as the pencil.

I've had a daylight sighting of a metal disc once a long time ago and my mother had a series of very close sightings when she was a child - it's weird but that same feeling I had when I saw the disc came back tonight, I don't know how to describe it but it's a very distinct sensation.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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