Skip to comments.Strange lights in Lubbock sky raise questions (Texas)
Posted on 05/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT by Army Air Corps
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strange glowing blue lights flying up and down, side to side and sporadically disappearing and reappearing in the night sky this is what many south Lubbock residents say they've seen over the last few weeks.
After taking several calls, emails and Facebook posts, KCBD decided to check it out and see what was behind these mystery lights.
Keith Mowery was just one of many who spotted the blue lights about three weeks ago at his shop off of 87th and Avenue P. "My buddy called me and said you need to get outside right now," said Keith. "It was just the oddest thing. I've never seen anything like it."
Keith quickly grabbed his video camera and started to record the lights in the south west sky. "It came down, went into a circle and started blinking," he said. "It was just a round ball, and when you zoomed in on it you could see a blue cloud around it."
While Keith says it was much too high to be an airplane, he had no explanation of what he witnessed. "I couldn't really make sense of it because I'd never seen anything quite like it before. I heard later on that other people saw it, and it wasn't just me. So I realized I really wasn't crazy and hadn't been sniffing too many gas fumes," he laughed.
In fact around the same time and in the same area several others had witnessed the same mysterious lights. The internet exploded with videos and blogs reporting the sightings. Plotting the locations of these reports it showed the lights had happened in a small centralized area from Interstate 27 to University Avenue and from 82nd Street to 98th.
KCBD set up cameras to try and catch the blue lights, but after about 30 minutes no strange sightings. So, we took the viewers videos to the experts.
Dr. Maurice Clark, a professor of astronomy at Texas Tech, has been in the field for 50 years, and over the decades he's witnessed some strange sightings for himself.
"It's the color I find intriguing," said Clark studying the videos.
As he looked them over, he came to a not-so-strange conclusion. "If it's a lot of people in the one area only seeing it then that leads credence to somebody flying a model plane," he said. "Its movements are consistent with that of a model plane."
Remote control model gliders or planes with lights equipped to their wings have been the center of other mystery lights across the U.S. and it could very well solve the mystery to our local lights.
Clark says he's not 100% sure that's the case, but when it comes to the mysteries of the Universe he says that's just the way it goes. "That's why they are called unidentified flying objects, because we just don't know," he laughed.
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It’s them darn aliens from outer space again. They hide from us all day but conveniently turn on their running lights when they fly around a night.
So, it should be light instead of lights and that light would be a model airplane. Bet the guy is having a good laugh over it.
How many bars of Gold-pressed Latinum are we talking about?
The Marfa Lights are fascinating. I watched them once on a trip to Texas.
My brother and law and I would do the same kind of thing in Amarillo. We used large helium ballons and colored lights. Take the whole rig outside of town, launch it, and let the wind carry the whole shebang back over town. There would be hundreds of UFO calls from all over town. They would probably arrest us if we did something like that now....red
In After the Aliens dude.
It is Buddy Holly coming back!
I have seen that image (or its derivative) a lot but dont “get” the joke. Can you give me a link to enlighten me?
I saw Bailiey’s Light in Brazoria County Texas as well. I lived there for 16 years and only saw it once. Bailey's Light is supposed to be swamp gas and there are swampy areas in that area. I can't imagine any swamps in the Marfa area. The 2 mystery lights acted very different and I don't have an opinion about what they really are.
Hmmm. I don’t think I can do it justice, but he’s the guy on the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel. Every accomplishment the hu-man race made before Greece and Rome was done by aliens, including genetic engineering hu-mans in the first place!
I have seen those many times and they are still fascinating.
I pulled a prank in Abilene Texas back in 1972. I attached a small battery to the center of a kite and ran a wire to a light bulb at the end of the tail. I launched the kite from a dark field next to a busy road and got it up several hundred feet. As the kite danced on the breeze, all you could see was the light itself. Dozens of cars pulled over to the side of the road as people watched the UFO. No one ever caught on.
All UFO’s have the same letters on them,USAF.
One needs to do a chart corelated between alien sightings and progressive policies implemented...
Some of the progressive policies are so damned whacky and anti-human it is almost as if they are orginating from a outside power that would want to utterly destroy humanity by poisoning us socially and morally.
I hate to say it but maybe there is some truth to this....
And that scares the crap outta me.
The Marfia lights have moved north!
I take comfort in in the thought that somebody up there cares...
Trus some have the letters NASA.
The trash can lid I threw into the air and took some Poloroids of in the 60s are better.
And perhaps a few labeled in Han and Cyrillic...
I talked to Bigfoot and he says he don’t believe in UFOs.
Took a crack at it once when I was in the Big Bend country, but I've never seen them. However, it is soooooo Texas that there is a special roadside park dedicated to viewing the Marfa Lights.
You have any idea what they really are...???
Judging by those ears, that guy’s obviously another relative of Obama.....
Glad to see ya still posting! :-)
Thanks Larry, it’s an addiction......I’m trying to stay with the light hearted stuff