By Jena Johnson - email
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – It's a UFO? A Nacogdoches man's leisurely evening drive home from work Sunday night was abruptly interrupted when his gaze became transfixed on some mysterious bright shapes.
Albert Davis said he saw a U-F-O. "It was just sitting up there, just bouncing up and down, bouncing up and down, moving back and forth."
Davis was driving home from work with his family when bright, flickering lights caught his eye. He said there's no doubt in his mind it was an unidentified flying object. "We knew it wasn't from here on Earth because, like I said, we've seen jets flying around and I don't think jets, we knew jets couldn't make the moves it was making," said Davis.
According to Davis, the U-F-O hovered above his apartment for two hours. As if that wasn't startling enough, he said he then spotted more of the bouncing objects.
Davis excitedly pointed out the different locations as he described his experience. "And one was over there and one was in the back out there, pretty good distance out in the back," said Davis.
In an effort to retain as much information as possible about the flying object, Davis made a drawing of what he and his family saw. "It was just following us."
He said his documentation doesn't stop there, from his cell phone, Davis tried to take pictures of the incident so that he could show others.
Davis is not alone in his account of what happened. Some of his neighbors back up his description of the U-F-O's and give very similar accounts of the hard to explain bouncing objects that lit up the night skies between Douglass and Nacogdoches Sunday.
Davis is convinced what he saw was a flying saucer. He said he's never seen anything like it light up the night sky before. "Changed colors, threw something out of it, made a circle, it just made a circle and it shot back down toward the East way, disappeared."
U-F-O sightings are not uncommon and have been reported throughout recorded history. Astronomer Norman Markworth makes a living studying the skies over East Texas. He said there's a logical explanation for Davis' reported sighting.
"There's a well-known psychological phenomena that if you look at something bright against a blank background it might appear to move on you. So, I feel certain that what we have here is a sighting of Venus," Dr. Markworth said.
Davis said he's still a little nervous since his U-F-O sightings and he's having trouble sleeping.
Yet, despite what anyone thinks, Davis said he knows exactly what he saw and will never forget.
"Now I'll probably look into space every night wondering if it's going to return or what's going to happen next."