On June 11, 1995, retired ABC Network writer and director Jason Leigh was filming scenes of
severe weather and flooding near his home in Cleburne, Texas, about 33 miles south of Fort
Worth, when he saw a shiny, large, round flying object, moving gracefully
in a westerly direction, then east. Without making so much as a turn, then hovering over
a tree briefly, it continued westward.
In May of 1996, Bunch presented the video at John Price's UFO Enigma Museum
in Roswell, New Mexico, who authenticated it.
The number of structural references on the tape, such as a house chimney the object passes
helped a lot.
Leigh did extensive research before going public with the film. "I wanted to leave
no stone unturned. Not only did I have a reputation to keep, but I wanted to make
sure it was for real," he said.
The flight records out of Cleburne and the Federal Aviation Administration
Operations Office in Fort Worth found no flights over the area on the
day the video was taken.
The National Balloon Base in Palestine, Texas, confirmed
the object was not a weather balloon or a meteorite, the U.S. Space Command Center stated
it was not space debris. A Dr. Kasher and CBS experts have also authenticated it.