Texas Residents Capture Video Of UFO During New Year’s Celebration

Residents in Houston, Texas could only stand in confusion as they watched the triangular UFO hover in the sky above them on New Year’s Eve. Quite the way to welcome 2020!

Uploaded to YouTube on January 3 by Stephaine Westerfield, the sighting was shared with few details. “Not sure what these light[s] are,” reads the video’s description.

Later, the witness answered a few questions in the comments, stating that the footage was taken at about 12:30 in the morning.

The video is surprisingly good in comparison to the types of UFO videos we usually see. It’s framed nicely though the trees, with good lighting, and there’s no shaking or wobbling or other weird distortions going on.

In it, we can see a trio of bright lights as they seemingly hover a fair distance up in the sky. One of the lights appears to slowly fade in and out, while the other two stay consistently lit, at least during the first video.

In a second video, two of the lights fade, with only the “bottom” light remaining.

“No, they’re moving, barely,” says one of the people in the video, “But that’s not fireworks.”

“It probably is,” says another.

“It is not. Fireworks don’t burn like that.”

UFO sightings are known to jump during times of outdoor celebrations involving fire in the sky (read: Fireworks) — particularly New Year’s and the Fourth of July. Obviously, as we can hear in the video, fireworks were going off at the time this sighting occurred.

However, given the shape of the UFO and how steady the “triangle” holds up, these lights certainly weren’t made by fireworks. What they might be are drones or, another holiday standby, Chinese lanterns.

One commenter claimed to have better pictures of the same formation, stating they were “3 bags with candles in them.”

On the other hand, whether or not this is an actual triangle UFO, I’ll leave that for you to decide. In most cases of triangular UFO sightings, however, witnesses have reported more than just lights — they’ve been able to discern the entire craft.

Some encounters may have even been of a rumored but never officially acknowledged aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force.


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.

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  1. I have never commented here before, but felt I needed to come forward on this one.

    I experienced this same phenomenon almost verbatim – I saw a triangle UFO directly after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

    However, this was on the west coast of the US…and it was in 2011.

    It was directly after midnight, and I was riding my bicycle home (as people do on New Year’s Eve).

    As I was riding in scattered sounds of infrequent traffic and distant fireworks, I began to notice a separate, distinct sound creeping up on me. It was a type of low, throbbing hum. I couldn’t tell what direction it was coming from, or how far away it was. If you’ve ever stood directly underneath a blimp as it passes overhead, that’s pretty close to what the sound was like.

    Eventually, I spotted what I guess must be the source of the sound – it was to my right, hovering over the ocean. It was a triangle of three red lights, just like the video above. However, this one was arranged straight up and down, and was moving, traveling south. Since I have no idea how big the lights or the object actually were, I can’t say how far away it really was or how fast it was going. But if I had to guess, it seemed like a solid object about the size of a soccer field that was moving about 75mph.

    I took a photo of the thing with my cell phone, however, as this was around 2011, camera phones were still next to useless, and the picture shows little besides three extremely faint points of light on total blackness. But still, the picture does exist.

    I largely forgot about this night for years until now. When I read this article, the similarities were uncanny. Something strange is going on here, man…

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