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Originally posted by PsykoOps
Well could the OP at least get the exact coordinates where this was spotted? That would help in search of other witnesses and possible pictures/video. There may be security cameras or other unmanned recording devices where this thing was spotted too.
thought you may want to check out this article and see how your friend's sighting is connected to many others in texas (as a hotspot right now). Note that a pilot is mentioned in the article, as well...
The pilot in your article estimated what he saw as 1.6 K X 800 meteres. So that would correspond to the general shape of what my pilot said about it being much longer than wide. I asked him by email today if it could have been a mile long.
It would depend upon how far below us it was. When you are over 7 miles above the earth it is hard to judge verticle distance. Keep in mind that I was judging the distance based upon the size of the lights and comparing them to those of a normal sized airliner. However if this craft was as large as others have determined it to be then the lights I saw around the perimeter and on top of the craft would have had to be significantly larger than the lights on a normal airliner. That might also explain why it seemed to stay in a relative position for the 6 - 8 seconds that I viewed it. Another point is that it could have been closer and the lights that I saw were not perimeter lights at all but instead a geometrical pattern of lights on top of the craft. I never was able to discern a shape other than the lights and I was looking down at an area of the country that is so sparsely populated that there weren't any lights directly below and we couldn't make out the ground in that area from our altitude.
I looked back up there at it and I can see what I would call a ‘mirage’ coming off of it. It wasn’t steam. I don’t know really – I’ve seen it like on a hot highway how the heat waves come up. And this was coming down.