Published: 2:51 PM 2/22/2012
Dublin, Texas - 02-21-12
At 7:27 PM, I received a phone call from a friend. My young children were being prepared for bed by my wife and me so I stepped into my garage to talk on the phone in quiet.
I live in a rural area in western Erath County, Texas, on a farm that we purchased in part for its southern and western view (we can see for approx. 40-60 miles in either direction).
As I spoke with my friend, two unbelievably bright lights appeared at about 15-20 degrees above the horizon; no more than 1 mile above my pasture.
At first I thought they were engines on a large jet that was apparently crashing coming straight north toward my house.
They then disappeared, followed by what looked like fireworks with a trail after they disappeared.
Almost immediately afterward, ten to fifteen of the brilliant lights appeared in a straight row at equal distances across the sky from east to west.
The light began in the middle and went out in both directions, hovered for 20 seconds, and disappeared. I yelled for my wife and when she came small flashing lights were all over the sky moving in ways we have never seen an airplane operate; up, down, sideways.
The same or a very similar process as the first happened again a few minutes later to the east with both my wife and I watching.
Soon afterward we heard jets in the night sky but did not see them. Also, while this entire event happened there was low hum and sometimes an odd rumble. We are very rational, calm, college educated adults.
We donít know what we saw other than very strange lights. I started writing this less than 1 hour after it happened.
Stephenville, Texas - 12-21-12
After the initial event of the 5 objects visible at once with the strobing lights (6) flashing V-shaped from left to right, then there were single glows starting at southwest of my position from Highway 4 and the Stephenville Rd. Then they were south-southwest, then in the middle of the two previous lights.
They did not flash like a beacon, but flared on and off in the span of 2 seconds like a glow on and off. The color was red-orange.
I know what flares look like and there is no flare that can reach 10 to 12 thousand feet. They were stationary.
The event lasted for the 30 minutes I was at the intersection. The event appeared to be over the Stephenville area.
Tolar, Texas - 12-21-12
I was driving west on Hwy 377 between Granbury and Tolar, around 7:30 on 2/21/12 looking towards the southwest with my girlfriend.
I noticed a bright flash of a light in the sky and it caught my attention. I waited about 10 seconds, and then the lights became more apparent. They were not airplanes and one would light up the next to another, then the first would go away.
Then the lines became longer and more of them in different areas directing different ways, but not too far from each other.
Some of the main lights looked more of a red color. My girlfriend saw part of it, but was only worried about sleeping. I have seen questionable lights in the past, but never any like this or that many, but they have always been toward the Stephenville area.
But Iím not sure of how far they were from me; just sure they were high in the air. I was too consumed with the lights to even think about grabbing my phone to try to record it.
They seemed to just fade off not really flying anywhere or moving, just hovering and glowing brightly.
I waited and watched for plane lights or small flashing lights from a jet or plane but never saw any.