April 1st 1966
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: De Soto Texas
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Unknown
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: I know it is years after the fact, but it is crystal clear to me. My dad an I had been plowing the fields all day, and after quitting, took showers, and then went to sit in the front yard, to drink a glass of tea and relax after the long, dirtyday. We lived on a fairly high point of elevation,west DeSoto TX, and could see for miles and miles to the north, south, and east. There were(and stillare today) extremely high voltage power lines stretching diagonally across ours,and also neighboring properties, about 100-150 feet high (not sure of the height, exactly). The towers have "arms" extending laterally, with power lines bilaterally. The electrical current is so strong, that on foggy, or otherwise moist days, you would see the electricity arc from the insulators to the towers.
As my father and I sat there, after dark, talking and relaxing,I looked North to Dallas, and at the exact instant that I looked, I saw a light approach from the direction of Dallas, indescribably fast, covering the distance in probably one or two seconds max, and instantly stop at the top of the power lines. As in other classic descriptions, it did not slow down before stgopping, but simply stopped. There were NO sounds at all, no wind moving, no powering down....NADA.....Silent!
"It" sat at the top of the power lines,motionless as a glass on a table, for probably a minute or more. As it was dark, I couldn't discern a shape, but distinctly remember a row of lights. It didn't appear to be very large, maybe seventy-five feet in length. When it left the area, it was instantly at "top speed" without a sound, shot bto the southern horizon, then up and out of sight, IN SPACE, in probably less than two seconds. Most incredible memory of my life!!! The next day my dad denied it, and went to his grave, refusing, even facing his last days, to acknowlege it!!!!