Do we really know what else is out there? | Photo by @lantzscape_photos
No one knows for sure if aliens exist, but there are plenty of sightings in Fort Worth that bolster belief. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, there have been thousands of sightings in Texas — and 150 sightings in Cowtown alone.
Eyewitness accounts 👀
They say seeing is believing. Here are several eyewitness accounts of UFO sightings in Fort Worth from the State Report Index:
Oct. 19, 2021 | “While flying my kite at Arcadia Park in Watauga, Fort Worth, I accidentally videotaped a UFO flying at a distance and faster than a commercial or private airplane. I zoomed in and enlarged [the photo] and found no wings or tail structure.”
March. 12, 2011 | “It appeared like the full moon, yet it was at least twice as large as a full moon. Also, the moon was behind me and was only partially lit [...] It went behind the trees and disappeared with no sound.”
June 30, 1958 | “As I looked out my window, hovering over my neighbor’s house were three small flying saucers [...] I turned around with my back to them, but still heard the humming sounds they were making. [...] A few seconds passed and the humming sounds topped. I turned back towards my window and they were gone.”
What causes the sightings ✨
Airplanes | One possible reason for the sightings in Fort Worth could be due to the activity at one of our many airfields. Even a commercial plane can create vivid vapor trails that may look like extraterrestrial evidence.
Sprites | A natural phenomenon known as a sprite occurs in Texas. (For instance, this red jellyfish sprite occurred in 2020.) Sprites are flashes of light triggered by thunderstorms that may resemble flashing spacecraft lights. They can appear as balls of electricity or streaks of light.
Clouds | A hole-punch cloud(a donut-shaped cloud that can look like a flying saucer) can occur when a plane flies through cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.
Optical illusions | Reflections may look like lights in the sky, especially at night. Sightings on I-30 may be headlights refracting off the windshield or rear view mirrors.
Or… maybe the sightings really are visitations from extraterrestrial tourists. The aliens might have heard about the legendaryFort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and decided to pay us a visit.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | Monday, Nov. 21 + Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth | $35+ | Come see all of your favorite characters including Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Rudolph as they come to life in this magical musical.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Blood Drive | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 12-6 p.m. | 81 Club at Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | Free | Join in the spirit of giving and donate blood to the American Red Cross.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Sam Riggs | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 9 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $29+ | Catch the Florida-based country singer in Cowtown.
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Fans went wild on Saturday as TCU beat Baylor and remained undefeated (11-0). Falling behind for most of the game, the Horned Frogs attempted a field goal with only seconds left and no timeouts. Senior kicker Griffin Kellkicked a 42-yarder as the clock ran out to win 29-28. 🏈
The City of Fort Worth received the Preservation Project Award from Historic Fort Worth Inc. for restoring the Pioneer Tower at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex. The $3.7 million rehabilitation project started in 2019, giving the 1930s tower a high-tech facelift. 🏆
2.6 million. That’s how many people are expected to pass through the DFW Airport in a 13-day period around Thanksgiving. If you’re traveling this week, remember to arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. ✈️ (CultureMap Fort Worth)
Elevate Credit, Inc., an AI-driven credit company based in Fort Worth, will be acquired by Dallas-based Park Cities Management for $67 million. Elevate’s headquarters will remain in Cowtown, but will no longer be traded publicly. 💰
The Institute for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law firm, is studying the city’s business permitting process to better support small enterprises. City Council will be briefed on the full report next year, but you can view the initial findings now.
Opera singer and TCU professor Angela Turner Wilson will take up the mantle as the new General and Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Opera starting Monday, Dec. 12. Grab tickets for the next performance, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Botanic Garden.
Ricardo Castaneda, a local athlete who lost his vision entirely at 15 — has been named to the first national blind soccer team. Ricky and his teammates will debut in the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympic Games. ⚽️
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off yesterday in Qatar + Cowtown is ready to shout “GOOOOOAL” at the television. A reader asked us where to watch the tournament and we’re here to help. Catch the matches at these five spots:
Forward Jesús Ferriera is from McKinney and plays for FC Dallas, Plano-native Kellyn Acosta plays midfield for Los Angeles FC, and midfielder Weston McKennie grew up in Dallas before taking a spot on Juventas in Italy.
Catch them in their first match against Wales today at 1 p.m.
In the late 1950s, the Carter family donated three new station wagons to the Saint Joseph School of Nursing. The student nurses rode in them to various classes and events in the Metroplex. “They were beautiful!”
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