The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) formed a STAR Team Investigation after more than 25 UFO reports from Texas over the weekend appeared to be describing the same object, according to STAR Team Manager Fletcher Gray.
“We organized to cover all of the cases as a single investigation,” Gray said. “MUFON is looking at all possibilities including a meteor. All we know for certain is that the object was visible for roughly 10 seconds on the night of July 12, 2014, and at about 9:10 p.m. plus/minus five minutes. The object moved from east to west at a high rate of speed, was initially seen as a single, very bright light that split into two lights, and no noise was heard. Over 25 reports have come in from almost all areas of Texas as well as Louisiana.”
Director of Research Robert Powell was investigating the meteor theory.
“This appears to have been a large meteor than entered the atmosphere somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana and then burned out just south of the Dallas-Forth Worth area as it broke into two pieces,” Powell said. “A MUFON witness in Burleson and one in Mansfield described it as going directly overhead so they should have been closest to the meteor.”
Powell referenced a meteor tracking web site.
“Here is a link to 50-plus reports to a meteor site that shows locations and directions of the witnesses. This matches very well with the 20+ reports that we’ve received.”
MUFON Associate Producer Cassidy Nicholas produced a list of the 29 MUFON cases filed by July 14, 2014. The MUFON investigation continues.
8:30-9 p.m., Case 57951, Round Rock, Williamson Co.
Two bright lights, sudden disappearance.
8:45 p.m., Case 58011, Cypress, Harris Co.
Bluish white ball, super speed, traveling west, split in two.
8:50 p.m., Case 57963, Premont, Jim Wells Co.
Police officer, High rate of speed, thought may be a bottle rocket. Cylinder shape with two green lights.
9 p.m., Case 57950, Austin, Travis Co.
East to west, quick, two lights separated, “Passed horizon in a matter of seconds!”
9 p.m., Case 57986, Cherokee, San Saba Co.
Saturn-like, high speed.
9 p.m., Case 57965, Mansfield, Tarrant Co.
Separated into two.
9 p.m., Case 57957, Burleson, Johnson Co.
Two bright lights, one disappeared, other continued.
9 p.m., Case 57985, Austin, Travis Co.
Quickly moving light, less than 500 feet. Separated into two lights. Disappeared
9:06 p.m., Case 57958, Katy, Fort Bend Co.
Two glowing orbs, fast, no sound. One green, one white. SSE-NNE
9:07 p.m., Case 57959, Austin, Travis Co.
East to west, very bright light, 4-6 seconds to cross sky eyeshot. Split into two, Disappeared.
9:08 p.m., Case 57942, Manor, Travis Co.
Very bright light. Super Fast, split into two.
9:10 p.m., Case 57984, Mansfield, Anderson Co.
Oval, split into two.
9:10 p.m., Case 57962, Denton, Denton Co.
Two lights faded away Green in color. SE-SW
9:10 p.m., Case 57939, Austin, Travis Co.
Light, split into two, tracked NE to N upward.
9:10 p.m., Case 57955, Katy, Fort Bend Co.
Sphere, broke into two, disappeared.
9:10 p.m., Case 57952, College Station, Brazos Co.
Disc, split into two.
9:10 p.m., Case 57946, Nocogdoches, Nocogdoches Co.
Less than 100 feet. Bright light east to west. Two ends, two lights, cylinder.
9:10 p.m., Case 57964, Paris, Lamar Co.
Two viewed, disappeared.
9:10 p.m., Case 57943, Nocogdoches, Nocogdoches Co.
East to west, two solid lights, fast.
9:10 p.m., Case 57941, Georgetown, Williamson Co.
Two solid white lights, very fast.
9:15 p.m., Case 57949, Austin, Travis Co.
Split into two.
9:15 p.m., Case 57940, Manvel, Brazoria Co.
Blue orb split into two.
9:15 p.m., Case 57948, Wimberry, Hays Co.
Bright light divided into two, disappeared.
9:15 p.m., Case 57945, Mesquite, Dallas Co.
Green colored orb, split in two.
9:15 p.m., Case 57977, Spring, Harris Co.
Fast moving sphere, separates.
9:20 p.m., Case 57980, Lago Vista, Travis, Co.
Bright light coming from east, (Lago Vista West of Austin). Moving fast, two lights, no sound. Turned up at an angle. Silver cylinder, bright lights at both sides.
9:25 p.m., Case 57947, Thorndale, Milam Co.
Green lights, disappeared.
9:30 p.m., Case 57944, Round Mountain, Blanco Co.
Split in two, disappeared.
10 p.m., Case 57982, Houston, Montgomery Co.
Fast moving green blue orb, split in two, disappeared.