|Google Earth recreation of exact car position, UFO light configuration, time of day and weather conditions|
Driving back home from a store on Saturday, November 1st around 7pm I was in a rural area that is about five miles outside of the largest city near our house, an area that is mostly crop fields and pockets of dense forest. This was a small, winding road and this particular stretch of the road was descending down a hill, a rather steep incline as this city sits a thousand or so feet high above the surrounding area. As the road began to straighten out I also emerged from a bit of forest into a clearing which provides a long distance view of terrain miles away. Saturday night was dark, rainy with low, fast moving clouds. I caught out of the corner of my eye, visible within the viewing area of the front wind shield of the car, at my two o' clock position - a triangular arrangement of three, small round white lights with a small red light in the center. The configuration was rotating slowly about its center. This rotation is what immediately set it apart from anything normal and there was a visceral feeling, twisting of my brain how these small white lights could be so far apart and yet moving in a coordinated fashion. The grandeur of this rotational motion alone was all consuming and thick enough to be bottled up. "Look at me, I'm fucking rotating where nothing should be rotating." It was a fleeting glimpse, lasting only perhaps 3 seconds, but it was enough time for me to observe the triangular configuration, the size or distance between each light and the approximate rotation speed. It made an immediate impact on me and I slowed the car looking to my right to try to see the lights again - yet trying not to run off the road or become the idiot at a dead stop in the road looking for UFOs. Around 4 seconds after seeing the lights, looking to my right to see if I could spot the lights again, the trees that line the road blocked my view. I looked to the same area of sky as I continued to creep along, looking for the lights. I also took note of the lights of cars on the roads nearby, possible tractor lights and or farming gear and radio antennas. In those few seconds, there was an air of the surreal, however my mind also was taking on board the possibility the lights were simply farming gear moving in a field, appearing to be floating simply because of my position on a steep hill in dark, stormy weather. I had to remind myself, this is a road not far from my house that I have taken countless times over the years, and I would know of a light configuration like this - it was something that wasn't there before, and how. Fortunately I know exactly to the inch, where my car was on the road when I first spotted the lights because I was coming around the bend and out of the forest but not having reached trees that line the road about 200 feet further down, so my position at that moment can be exactly pin pointed.
Like a strange media story of a jogger that only discovers a knife in the back of his head once he's back home, I didn't realize fully I had seen a black triangle UFO until a few days later when I mentioned the strange night to Agent K who began to interrogate me in typical Agent K fashion - prompting me to think further about who, when and where. I did have a suspicion it was a triangle, but I have seen three UFOs before in my life, so it did not shock me to the core - though it was a magical moment and very surreal. Fortunately there is a Google Earth street view of this particular stretch of road which allowed me to go back to the exact position of my car on the road, on the hill. The Google Earth panorama is of course taken during the day allowing us to determine if the light configuration could be in the fields below or on the hill itself. I have taken a screen shot of the Google Earth spot and drawn in quickly, the size and configuration of the lights I saw, keeping in mind these lights were rotating slowly, in place. knowing which direction the car was pointed, how much viewing area I have through the front wind shield and knowing the height and position of the trees that began to block the view of the lights, I can place the object with great accuracy and it is clearly in the sky and not an optical illusion. Given that the arrangement, as I have drawn in below, is rather on target and angled enough for me to determine it was rotating and triangular - it is doubtful it was farming gear on the field beyond the road as one can see below. Any land beyond the hill is out of the line of site, again as is obvious in the picture below which is the exact position and direction of the car at the time.
|Brightened version to reveal landscape and relative position of lights using Google Earth|
Having read about and reported on so many black triangle sightings of others, it is strange and gratifying to have had my own sighting, although perhaps more fleeting than I would wish for. Something strange and wonderful is all around us and in an instant it can be in your face. It can turn an ordinary drive back home into a memory that is seared into your brain forever. To be absolutely honest, I still do not have the solid "feeling" that I've seen a triangle UFO - my mind at that moment dismissed the lights as some farming equipment in a field - however what I saw was clearly in the sky, large and rotating and Google Earth only verified where the UFO indeed was. The human mind has difficultly processing an object that is not of this world, but this is not the first time I have had an encounter with the paranormal so I am familiar with the mental complexities that occur after a sighting. This is my fourth UFO sighting and on this occasion I would like to say thank you to the people on board the craft for making themselves visible - whether or not it was intentional - I'm certainly thankful for the opportunity.
- Agent D