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Silent, low flying triangle UFO moves over Austin

A Texas witness at Austin reported a silent, triangle-shaped UFO flew overhead less than 1,300 feet about 6:44 a.m. on August 19, 2015, according to testimony in Case 69559 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Austin, TX. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Austin, TX. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness was sitting outside his apartment watching a squirrel on the apartment rooftop across the street when the object first came into view.

“The squirrel was running across the peak of the roof about midway of the building,” the witness stated. “I was facing almost directly south when I noticed a triangular-shaped object just above and to the left of the squirrel, coming at me at a high rate of speed.”

The witness described the object.

“It was like a blurry triangular shape with a fuzzy, medium brown outline. It appeared to be a perfect triangular shape with one point up. The color of the body of the object appeared transparent, as it seemed to change color to match the sky and the clouds as it went past.”

Austin, TX, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Austin, TX, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness tried to determine the object’s altitude.

“I would guess the cloud cover to be at an altitude of about 1,200 to 1,300 feet. The object was flying under the clouds. The total time elapsed from the time it caught my eye to when it was out of sight was three seconds. There was no sound, no emissions, nothing but the sight of the object flying by.”

The object was flying very fast.

“The speed of the object startled me and caused me to catch and hold my breath. I have never seen anything like it before. I know it wasn’t just a formation of birds or anything like that because it was a perfect geometric shape. It appeared to be flying faster than the jets that fly over at the University of Texas graduation ceremonies and the F4 jets I have seen at air shows. It was flying so fast that my eyes were only able to focus on it momentarily and that’s when I noticed three lighter brownish, fuzzy lines equidistantly spaced in the body of the object.”

The object was definitely triangle-shaped.

“I also noticed at that time when it was almost directly above me that it appeared to be an elongated triangular shape. The two sides of the triangle were approximately three times the length of the back. The only way I could try to estimate the size of the object was to raise my arm and hold my thumb and forefinger apart at about the size of the length of it in the sky. That was about two inches total length. Considering the height of the clouds and the length the object appeared to be as it flew under the clouds it might be possible to estimate its length. To me it seemed to be about one-half to two-thirds the length of an F4 fighter jet. It flew in a perfectly straight line with no weave or bobble. I mentioned this incident to a neighbor lady who said I ought to report it.”

Austin is about 80 miles northeast of San Antonio, TX. (Credit: Google Maps)
Austin is about 80 miles northeast of San Antonio, TX. (Credit: Google Maps)

Austin is the capital of Texas, population 912,791. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I have witnessed this triangle UFO while watching the moon on my telescope in San Antonio last month. In fact, I spot a UFO almost every time I use my telescope -Celestron C8.

    If you own a telescope, you will catch lots of UFO’s cause you are always looking up.

  2. Oct 2, 2015 at approximately 11:00pm, I climbed to my 3rd story apartment in South Austin. I turned to look at the Moon, because it looked really pretty that night being right after the supermoon eclipse we just had. As I truned something caught my eye that was moving south east bound, towards the airport. It was a big triangular shaped craft flying at a very low altitude. It had no lights on, the reflection of the moon’s light on the craft was the only way I could make it out, also because it was such a big low flying craft. It was rough in texture, not a smooth metal. Elongated triangular shape, the sides were about double the width of the rear of the ship. It moved in complete silence at a decent speed. I only had about 5 seconds to stare at it and take in every detail I possibly could. All in all, i’m certain it was a craft that the government either doesnt want us to know about because its in development, or a UFO. Like your article stated, my sighting of the craft showed no emissions and absolutely no sound.

  3. November 27 2016 around 9:40 pm in Southside Austin Texas Dove springs
    I an 4 other fellas saw a red/ Orange glowing spinning ball in the sky look like one then a nother one in side spinning around in circles inside of it. It was makeing a noise then the lights shut off then then the noise stoped then appeared again with the same noise the lights cut off again the noise stopped like 3times it was low to the ground was hovering then it takes off slow casual like nothing headed Southeast.. right underneath the night clouds. I only have one second of it on camera. Did anyone else see that? Please comment ………..??? it sounds similar 2 Josh story ? ??

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