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|Viewing Distance||21-100 Feet|
|Object Flight Path||Straight-line path|
Our family was at the Rose Garden drive in theater in the 1970's to see Swiss Family Robinson.I noticed a light in the sky above all the other normal city lights and alerted my wife to it. At first it was considerable distance from the theater but very visible in the sky.I pondered what it could possible be because I knew there were no towers or other structures that height in that part of the city.At first I chalked it off to the only other possibility-a chopper.But I could see no other red or green lights.Only white and it wasn't projecting any type of downward beam.It continued to approach the theater lot at a slow pace and I became really puzzled.Then it got really close and came in over the top of the big theater screen and literally stopped over the lot and just sat there.I had been in tons of choppers in Nam and knew it wasn't that.It was round and emitted what I would equate to the soft white glow a frosted light bulb produces.Everybody was out of their respective vehicles and just staring up totally mesmerized.The craft made not an iota of sound and just sat there at what I would estimate to be at no more than 100-150 ft.above the ground.I was in no way afraid just intrigued to the 10th power.After a minute or two it left.and when I say LEFT-first it changed to red then to green (the whole ship) and then traveled due east over the city of Tyler,Tx. The only thing I can even remotely equate it's exit speed to is remembering the zillions of 50cal. traced rounds I have seen fired from machine guns in Nam.I mean this craft went from where we were, in the extreme eastern part of Tyler on Hwy64,to the extreme western limits of Tyler in an absolute nano-second.Just like the human eye can trace a tracer round as it travels down range at warp speed.Not only did everyone at the Rose Garden Drive In see it but so did apparently many other folks from all over the city because KLTV and the radio stations were jammed. AND my old chemistry teacher at TJC, Mrs. Bsrgram got it on film. She and her hubby are amateur astronomers who built an elevated observation deck on to the back of their home complete with telescopes and special through the lens cameras.Right after this event I called her and she was still ecstatic saying she got many up close photos of the craft.She lives very near TJC which is, perhaps 1/2 mile from the old drive in.Somebody from some GOVERNMENT AGENCY wanted to see them and they were NEVER returned.Her request to get them back were to no avail and she was livid.I have had other sightings at sea plus a fly over of six craft over our home at fairly low altitude but,this warm summer encounter was super close and one of a million million.
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- There have been 20 other sightings in Tyler
- There were no other sightings in Tyler on or around June 2nd 1978
- This sighting has never been favorited.