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Strange lights over western Travis county
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Posted on 07/12/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952

My wife and I witnessed a single light heading from low in the sky from the Austin area and headed NW over our area in Lago Vista about an hour ago. We were sitting outside waiting for the unusually bright moon to come up which was a bust.

I had just gotten outside after my shower after my shift at the local hardware store, sat down and she said "What the hell is that?" pointing to the east. Whatever it was, was a mercury vapor colored light traveling at a high rate of speed and broke into two lights. No sonic boom, just one light that broke into two lights.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; meteor
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Anybody in the Austin area see this?
1 posted on 07/12/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952
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To: Arrowhead1952

Space Station?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 8:10:35 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: basil; txhurl; lormand

Were any of you outside about 9 PM? That was the strangest thing we have ever seen. And no, I had only had one beer since I got off work at 630 and had to water the grass on our official watering day.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Either that or the Hubble Telescope. Here is a website that you can track them from.

http://spaceweather.com/flybys/flybys.php

4 posted on 07/12/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector

In before the it was aliens guy.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: crusty old prospector

Nope. Way too fast. Too low and broke into two lights. The ISS goes from NW to SE when it comes over us.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Very dangerous if it’s actually a mercury vapor light.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 8:15:12 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

My 11-year nephew just told me the same thing about an hour ago! We’re over in Comal County, not that far away


8 posted on 07/12/2014 8:16:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Probably Obamao’s latest method to transport invaders here.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 8:16:23 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Arrowhead1952

Meteor or maybe some space junk.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Rebelbase
In before the it was aliens guy.

In TX, it would be illegal aliens guy..courtesy of our government.

11 posted on 07/12/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: GeronL

Well, that is almost the exact time frame that we saw whatever it was. Glad there is another witness. Happened right at 9 PM here.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 8:19:13 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

There’s a Texas site for reporting these things:

http://lightsinthetexassky.blogspot.com/


13 posted on 07/12/2014 8:20:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: smokingfrog

Not at that altitude. It almost looked like it was going UP, not coming down.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 8:20:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I remember thinking “yeah, yeah” while bringing his tablet to him outside.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 8:22:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952

16 posted on 07/12/2014 8:23:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Humm.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 8:24:16 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Arrowhead1952

http://youtu.be/pnYkMmjYpjw

Same thing?


18 posted on 07/12/2014 8:27:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Arrowhead1952

The mothership coming to retrieve the Austin weirdoes ?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 8:27:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That’s no moon !

(and that’s no wolf)


20 posted on 07/12/2014 8:28:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It’s the USUAL: our government doing something up there and not telling anyone. Nothing new.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 8:30:27 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Arrowhead1952

You take a shower at the hardware store?


22 posted on 07/12/2014 8:31:04 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: smokingfrog

My nephew says “THAT’S WHAT WE SAW!”


23 posted on 07/12/2014 8:31:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: smokingfrog; Arrowhead1952

My nephew said that was it.

If that is what you saw Arrow, leave a comment and say where you saw it from.

It was seen in Corpus Christi and Brownwood too


24 posted on 07/12/2014 8:32:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: steve86

No dumb***. I got out of the shower at HOME and went outside to see the unusually bright moon, which failed to materialize.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 8:36:12 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; SunkenCiv

It was also seen in College Station and Texarkana...

Apparently this meteor(ite) was seen all over Texas


26 posted on 07/12/2014 8:37:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: smokingfrog

May have been, but looked like it came up from tree level area, not from the skies.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 8:38:50 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

One of those Nork no dong missiles???


28 posted on 07/12/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Keep Autstin weird.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 8:40:42 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

It was seen all over Texas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnYkMmjYpjw&feature=youtu.be


30 posted on 07/12/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
leave a comment and say where you saw it from.

Lago Vista which is about 35 miles NW of Austin on Lake Travis north of Lakeway.

31 posted on 07/12/2014 8:42:32 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I meant on the Youtube page. lol.

You are on the other end of the lake from the naked hippies enclave then?


32 posted on 07/12/2014 8:45:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Just someone’s drone with bright LEDs mounted on it.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 8:49:15 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: GeronL

http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_report/?report_status=pending


34 posted on 07/12/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Arrowhead1952
bright moon, which failed to materialize.

Are you sniffing acetone at the hardware store?

35 posted on 07/12/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: smokingfrog

wow

Seems like it was well-spotted. People were out to see the “Super Moon” and saw it.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Consider yourself fortunate, in 67 years, I've only seen one good meteor that was throwing off debris and lasted more than a second or two.
37 posted on 07/12/2014 9:02:16 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: steve86

Steve you are trolling the thread.Be nice.


38 posted on 07/12/2014 9:03:28 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Ah sorry, I was flying over Texas and chucked my beer out the window. I guess it must have looked to you like a second UFO was sprouting out of mine. Nah.


39 posted on 07/12/2014 9:04:05 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; smokingfrog

When I was a kid there was an evening of “meteor shower” but we lived in the city. The chances of seeing anything were remote.

There was a bright one that seemed to come right at me, so much that I actually ducked.

Of course, nobody else saw a thing. No internet around then to see if others had seen it and maybe I wasn’t crazy. Nah. I was just crazy. lol.


40 posted on 07/12/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Hate to disappoint ya, but that was just what was left of the “super-moon” after barry sotero’s (sp) minions got through taxing and regulating it.

After all, why stop with earth and one-world government - they want the whole universe for ‘the one’.

;^D


41 posted on 07/12/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: jonrick46

You’re probably right. A friend of mine has a phantom quad copter and said that a lot of people put led’s on them that they can turn on and off by remote. They like to team up with others who own them and play tricks on people.


42 posted on 07/12/2014 9:08:36 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: Arrowhead1952

TV channel Fox4 News is saying that the best viewing time for the super-moon is tomorrow morning from 6:00am - 6:30am.

Take some pictures, and post if you get up that early, lol.


43 posted on 07/12/2014 9:09:10 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: JoeRed

I doubt a Quad-Copter could been from Corpus Christi to Texarkana, even if it exploded.


44 posted on 07/12/2014 9:11:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I saw it moving north, two pieces and the larger in front. Probably a meteor that broke in two. I was outside to take a picture of the moon, so I had a video camera, but didn’t attempt to get a photo because it was moving too fast. I just watched it.

I’m about 70 miles south of Dallas.


45 posted on 07/12/2014 9:21:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: crusty old prospector

Illegal “aliens”?


46 posted on 07/12/2014 9:28:01 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Saw the same thing in Houston near downtown above I-10 around 9 pm. One light no sound then broke into two lights. Low in the sky but headed east to west.


47 posted on 07/12/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT by RichInHouston
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To: Arrowhead1952
I'm pretty sure i know what it was ...

The Time Jumpers - New Star Over Texas

48 posted on 07/12/2014 9:44:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Just GORT and Michael Rennie swingin’ by for another look see...


49 posted on 07/12/2014 9:55:48 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton; a fool in paradise
The link at #18 is the video of it. Comments from all over Texas.

BTW- Kind of hard to get a good picture of the moon with an IPhone.

I just took that.... the mother ship has arrived.

50 posted on 07/12/2014 10:07:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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