Houston, Texas UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81701
Date of the Sighting 2017-01-01 00:00
Date Submitted 2017-01-24 21:37 (Reported 23 Days Later)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary New years eve night, 4 witnesses saw amber lights flying 2 at a time following same path and disappear above our heads. i personally saw 7 lights total.
Tags video sound lights

Sighting Location

City Houston
Region Texas
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 77011
Latitude 29.71251
Longitude -95.30703
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Viewing Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (under cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:07:00
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Sphere

Sighting Specifics

Weather Details

Max Temp 75°F / 24°C
Mean Temp 68°F / 20°C
Min Temp 62°F / 17°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 7 Miles / 12 Kilometers
Min Visibility 4 Miles / 6 Kilometers
Conditions Raining

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 4612 other sightings in Texas
• There have been 261 other sightings in Houston
• There have been no other sightings in the postal code 77011
• There have been 437 other sightings near Houston
• There was one other sighting in or near Houston on 2016-12-31

Sighting Details

On new years eve at approximately 12:30 am my family and i were celebrating the ending of 2016 and beginning of 2017. we were barbecuing and drinking outside on the front porch. my adult nephew asked out loud ” hey, what are those lights up there?” “they’re coming this way.” i walked out on the sidewalk to see and i saw an amber light quietly, slowly, and steadily, passing over head and i asked my adult daughter to video it with her phone. it began to fade out and then disappeared. as i turned to the direction that it came from i saw 2 more lights coming in our direction. same color, size, path, and speed. i asked my daughter to video them also. she did but she did not have too much space on her phone so when those faded out approximately in the same place as the first one she stopped recording. that wasn’t it because we saw 2 more appear about 2 blocks away, it was a cloudy night and the lights just appeared below the clouds and come straight down our street again, same routine. she began recording again, by this time we were all excited not to mention tipsy. we had quite a bit of fireworks going off in the neighborhood that night but not on our block. you can hear some in the video in the background. but what we saw was definitely not fireworks. then we saw the last 2 lights appear and begin coming down the same path, by this time we couldn’t believe what we were seeing. they all came down our street with absolutely no sound. they were the same color and as soon as the first pair would disappear the next two would appear a couple of blocks away. we didn’t feel frightened or anything like that, just in awe. by the time the last two were going over us we were waving at them and wishing them a happy new year. on the 3rd of January i saw that another Houston family celebrating the same night also saw and recorded video of what looks to me to be the same lights but their sighting was a little different as they saw more than 2 at a time. i also began searching you tube to see if i could find any other Houston sightings and i happened upon a video that was shot on new years of 2013. they also looked like the same type of lights. so i’m not sure what is going on but i am sure that these lights were not planes or helicopters, drones or lanterns and definitely not fireworks.

https://www.mufoncms.com/files_jeud8334j//81701_submitter_file1__NEWYEAR2017UFO1Copy.mp4

https://www.mufoncms.com/files_jeud8334j//81701_submitter_file2__NEWYEAR2017UFO4Copy.mp4

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