Oblong Object Sighted By Several Witnesses

Oblong Object Sighted By Several Witnesses

Date: April 4, 1956

Location: McKinney, TX

Fat, bright silver object observed from two separate locations. The local weather observer, Captain Roy Hall, U.S. Army (Ret.), filed the report.

At the weather station, Captain Hall ran a triangulation baseline of 3 miles and the object showed a convergence of about 3º, which he estimated put the object at about 100,000' but he admitted that it could have been much higher.

With a small 4X telescope he further determined that the object itself substended about 1 minute of arc, making it over 200' in diameter. The object was about 7º to the north of Venus and visible for about 6 hours until dark.

An amateur astronomer there placed a 200X telescope on the object and was able to draw a picture of it. Object was oblong and had a vertical raised band of two lines that never changed position during the full time obsrved.

Object never changed location in relation to Venus and disappeared at about the same time as Venus set. Hall reported that observers a hundred miles away also saw it, but overhead.

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