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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Cylindrical Circumstances

Over the past decade, I've noticed that there have been a significant number of cylinder-shaped UFOs reported throughout the south-central section of the USA...in particular, in Texas and Oklahoma. The following report is from 2005 and represents one of the earlier sightings. I have included 2 more sightings that were forwarded to me over the past few years. I'm doubtful that these were sightings of secret military craft...so, the reason for sightings of these objects in this general area of the US is just another mystery associated with the UFO phenomena:

Summary: Around 11:30 pm my wife and I went out side to enjoy a cool breeze that had just moved in, we sat and talked for about five minutes when by peripheral vision I caught a glimpse of an object moving in the skies. It was like nothing I had ever seen before.

Date Reported: 10/11/2005

Sighting Time: 11:35
Day/Night: Nighttime
No. of Witnesses: 1
Duration: 15 to 20 secs.

Appearance / Description of Object(s):

This highly reflective object was quite large easily being over 100 feet wide. It was a cigar shape but more oval on the sides than round, being maybe 20 feet in diameter and it had spere in the middle of it protruding from the center top. The spere was more a dome on top of the body and was maybe a third of width longwise of this ship. Picture a small ball cut in half placed placed on the top center of a semi smushed cigar but all dark polished mirror surface. I could see that it was made of sections that if separated would have evenly divided the it lengthwise into four or five sections. It had no lights whatsoever or at least they were not lit and it made absolutely no sound and it moved in a perfect straight line and traveled side ways meaning the long side of the body moved forward with the dome sitting on top so there were no visible moving parts, it was solid and looked solid and clean.

Size of Object(s):

If I stretched out my arm it would be 6 inches to hold in the view of my widespread fingers. I would have to estimate the length of this cigar shaped ship to be no less than 100 ft wide, and with an oval cross section of 30 feet wide by 20 feet high with a round half dome of about 30 ft. in diameter sitting on the top and in the middle of it.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude:

It was flying as high as I see helicopters fly by. 400' to 600' plus or minus

Description of Area / Surroundings:

We live in suburban town right outside of Houston so while on certain night we have clear skies we are limited somewhat by the light pollution that reflects off the sky. This particular night it was hazy, cool and somewhat windy. Certain bright stars could still be seen throught the hazy sky, however there were no clouds. There are now military bases that I'm aware of in this area (Zip Code 77459) only a small airport around 5 miles away which serves Sugar Land mainly for small and private aircraft. It did seem to be moving parallel with a some large powerlines that maybe a mile from our home.

Full Description & Details:

The weather had been warm and humid throught most of the month of October so when the cool front finally came into our suburb town of Missouri City, located just southwest of Houston, my wife asked me to come outside to our patio to just sit and enjoy the much awaited cool breeze. Well cool it was, somewhere in the upper '60's and breezy just enough to make the tree tops sway so all that could be heard was the wind passing through the leaves. The skies were hazy, but not cloudy almost a medium grey tone. This of course is a result from local light pollution reflecting on our skies. A couple dozen or so stars managed to shine through this haze anyhow. Well we were talking face to face and our patio is open to one end almost in the shape of a U so my right side was facing the open end. Well I was about the comment on something when out of my right peripheral vision up in the sky at about I spotted something moving so naturally I turned to see it. I sprang to my feet out of astonishment in what I was seeing. It was an object, a ship like I had never seen passing throught the night sky almost directly over my adjacent neighors back yard only it was maybe four or six hundred feet high but was of a good size. Immediately I ran to the middle of our backyard dragging my wife by her arm hardly being able to speak I cried to her to look at up at the sky and bare witness to what I'm seeing here, I pointed at it! It was moving in a perfectly straight heading in a southerly direction and moving slowly, ominously and without any noise nor any lights, it was almost invisible, nearly cloked but since I caught its movement I was able to focus on it and clearly see it's shape and what its surface looked like. Had it not been for the ambient lighting of city light pollution and the grey lit sky serving as a backdrop I might have missed it since it's surface appeared to be reflective, a mirrored surface but a dark polished mirrored chrome which reflected everything around it including the grey sky and lights off the ground. I saw it clearly for what seemed a long time but infact was more like 15 to 20 seconds. It was utterly fantastic and some what frightening to witness this. I could hardly believe it was happening and I was there at the right time. However much to my disappointment it went beyond the tree line in our backyard before my wife could see it as well but. Well we ran through our home to the front to hopefully get a second glimpse of this slow moving object but we were unable to spot again.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

The shape of this flying object was one like I have never seen before. I've seen many military experimental craft and am a Sci-fi fan but not even in any movies have I seen such a shape. It was running under power as it took a steady course flying at an even altitude and maybe traveling 100 mph or less. It was moving slowy but steadily and was almost unoticable if you didnt catch its movement. Think Predator from the movie, you can see the outline and that it reflects it's environment, practically cloaked. Just amazing in size.

Witness Background: Designer for Civil Engineerig Firm, 4 Years College

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting:

I'm 39 years old and as a youth always dreamt of journey's to the stars in make believe of course. I've been a Star Wars fan since youth so yes I looked up many nights wonder what is out there. Through out my life I witnessed maybe one other time what seemed to be lights that seemed to dance across the dark sky but they were too high an altitude see other than what looked like bright stars zipping back and fourth. There were three of them and they traveled back and fourth like no airplane could and finally just zipped off in separate directions. I was a young teenager when I saw these walking home one night while looking up at the heavens. I never saw them again, only in dreams of course but who doesn't. I'm not one to dismiss the possibility of UFO's and I am intrigued by the whole notion but I have never really seen something so amazing real with my own two eyes. I believe there many things with no explanation but I'm a rational average man with a family. I would like to see it again but since that night a few days ago have not had any luck. I am fortunate to have witnessed this and would like to know if any one else might have seen this particular shaped flying object. I have a sketch I drew up the very next day and would be happy to scan it and send it to you. Thanks for your time

Reported Sighting? No
Name: Daniel
Location: Missouri City, Tx. 77459
Age: 39

Report: UFOEvidence.org


Last evening I received a report of a cylinder-shaped UFO hovering over woodlands approximately 12 north of Paris, Texas near Pat Mayse Lake:

January 7, 2013 - east of Pat Mayse Lake. I was driving north on Rt. 271 and had just passed a few farm buildings when I noticed to my left a large (I'd say 200 ft long) cylinder UFO stopped mid-air about 500 ft above the trees. I pulled over and watched as the red and amber lights flashed along the bottom. It was about 1 am and very dark, but the UFO glowed. There was no sound but the air felt electric and dense. I watched for about 2-3 minutes when it started to fade away until it was completely gone. There was no trace of this thing anywhere.

I was stunned that I had been given the chance to see this UFO, but that wasn't all.

I got back into my truck and drove another few miles north when I started to hear heavy rumbling sounds. It sounded like a jet had just passed over me, but there was nothing there. I stopped again, got out and looked around. I didn't see anything. When I got back into the truck I immediately noticed that the door and bonnet of the truck were very hot. In fact, the entire outside of the truck was so hot that there was steam coming off of it in the cool night. Something cause my truck to heat up but I just can't figure out what. Any ideas? Do you think the UFO was cloaked somehow and passed over?

BTW, the computer in my truck stopped working the next day and had to be replaced. The mechanic said that it shorted out but there was no other problem electrically. He said an outside source had to have caused the short. SG

This report is similar to several reports from north Texas and southern Oklahoma...though one in particular stands out:


I want to share something strange and unusual that happened on this Easter Sunday night April 24th.

I had been to a Church's Easter Service night Cantata in Texas. I was driving to get back home on a desolate Farm to Market Road as their was not much traffic on it day or night.

The night was very clear and stars were bright and beautiful. I saw in the east as I was driving east a very bright star or at least, that is what I first perceived, but then I noticed that this star or object was moving, so I in turn, pulled my vehicle off on the side of the road to get a better view. It kept approaching and getting larger as it came forward and finally to a complete stop. I got out of my vehicle to get a better look.

I realized, that this was not a star and it was rather a huge object, sort of like a silver cylinder and it had red, orange, green and white lights on top of it. I thought this was strange, by this object coming to a complete standstill and I could not hear any noise.

I just for a second glanced to my left, which was North and I saw this other bright star, again that is what I again perceived coming from the North and as it came closer, it had the same color lights on it.

Well it approached the other standstill object it came to a standstill also. I was amazed and I happened to look at my watch and it was 10:15 PM.

The two objects remained stationary and the only thing that was active were the rotating lights on both objects. After about 10 minutes, the object that came from the north extended a wide red laser or something similar to the other object and that went on for about 15 minutes...they seemed to be a distance between the objects when this wide red laser went to the other object and it reminded me of someone or something rolling out a red carpet. At times, I saw what looked like little black dots within this red whatever.

After about 15 minutes, this red carpet started retracting back in to the north object. When that happened, this object from the east after close to 5 minutes, started moving sideways to the south, then moved upward and then shot to the south at a high rate of speed and finally disappeared.

The other northern object, after the other object had disappeared going south, it started to lift high and then it shot off at a high rate of speed back to the north, whence it came from and disappeared.

I don't know what I saw that night, but I will never forget it, I have not spoke to anyone about what I saw.

So I figured they were making a transfer of something or maybe not, but I have thought about this red carpet scenario several times since as well as what these two objects were, that came together side by side and became stationary and after the red carpet whatever, both objects left at a very high rate of speed and disappeared. Very strange indeed. But anyway, this is what I saw on Easter Sunday night. I eventually made it home, but my thoughts of these two objects, were on my mind and for days to come, I still think about them from time to time.

Thank you for taking the time to read whatever encounter, I had with two unknown objects.

P.S. I do not do drugs or drink!.

Tommy D.

A rendering of one of the objects

After an inquiry, I received the following from the witness:


I apologize for not getting back with you before now.The incident occurred in Northeast Texas between Paris, Texas and Hugo, Oklahoma on FM Road 195 where the Church was located.

I stated in my earlier email to you, that the objects, looked cylindrical, because of the multi-colored lights that were flashing were on top and the length of them on the objects showed that they were on a cylindrical object, not a circular one. Again, there was no sound and when they left, it was at a high rate of speed and just vanished. The rolling out of the "Red Carpet" scenario, was really strange as it was a bright red in color and what looked like black dots of some kind and those were not visible at first, but I suppose 2 minutes into what I call a "transfer" then they appeared on the "red carpet" and they looked like they were moving on the "red carpet".

That's about all I can say about whatever I saw that night, but I do think altogether, it was very strange indeed.

Tommy D.

NOTE: I am particularly interested in these 'large craft' sightings and/or those encounters that include entities. Feel free to forward your narrative and evidence. Thanks...Lon


Another similar sighting:

Location. San Antonio, Texas
Date: September 6 2011
Time: night

The witness observed a UFO shooting a beam of light into the water tank owned by the city water board on Vanderbilt Street on the southeast side of town. An egg-like object then came out of the rear of the hovering cylinder-shaped object and landed in the fenced in area at the base of the water tank, an entity came out greeted another that was already on the ground and they both boarded the egg-shaped vehicle which then zipped back to the cylinder at very high speed.

HC addendum
Source: http://mufoncms.com
Type: B

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