Roger Marsh, writing for www.examiner.com, has uncovered two previous sightings of rocket like UFOs in the skies over Texas, matching the recent report from a Continental Express pilot who claims to have seen a rocket pass with in 150 feet of his aircraft while flying between 11,000 and 13,000 feet over Liberty County Texas.
On May 28th, 2008, the Houston Chronicle ran an article reporting a “Continental Airlines pilot reported seeing such an object zoom past his cockpit window”. Flight 1544 was leaving George Bush Intercontinental Airport, bound for Cleveland, Ohio when the object was reported.
I found it odd that the two incidents were almost exactly one year apart, planes leaving the same airport and there was no mention of the 2008 sighting in early reports of the 2009 story.
On November 25th, 2008, “Captain” Jack Harris, host of the Badlands Radio show saw and photographed an unknown object over Lake Brownwood, several hundred miles from the airline sightings. While the object its self was not visible, the unusual chem trail and rocket like behavior are note worthy.
Speculation is that these are ‘model rockets’. Even so, model rockets of this range require special permits and none have been issued for this area in this these periods.
And what of the report of witnesses on the ground who saw the 2009 rocket nearly miss the airplane?