How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
-"The Star" by Ann and Jane Taylor
Initially, the two adult witnesses were unable to describe the object due to the bright light coming from it. The boy, Colby said it was "diamond-shaped". As the coverage of the story progressed, the women began using the diamond description. Later, further details about the craft were revealed by investigators- completely new details.
Some of the key illustrations of the UFO most closely associated with the original witnesses:
Colby & Vickie Landrum March 1981
MUFON Journal April 1981
MUFON Symposium Proceedings 1982
Colby Landrum early 1981
APRO Bulletin Sept. 1981
Betty Cash Aug. 18, 1981 (Bergstrom AFB interview)
MUFON Journal Nov. 1981
The Unexplained 1982
The UFO Phenomenon Time-Life Books 1987
UFO Cover Up? Live Oct. 1988
Unsolved Mysteries February 6, 1991
The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident 1998
UFO Hunters Alien Fallout episode aired January 14, 2009