|Occurred : 5/8/1999 23:40 (Entered as : 05/8/99 23:40)
Reported: 5/21/1999 17:43
Location: Tarrant (Robinwood), AL
|I was coming home from a friend's house, then saw a triangle.
I was coming home from a friend's house at about 11:40(this was when I was nearing my neighborhood) and noticed a low-flying helicopter coming from the south, and flying over my neighborhood. This helicopter had placed itself over some treetops near the intersection where I turn to get onto my block. As I neared it, I noticed it seemed to not be a helicopter at all, as it had three lights equally spaced around a less brightly lit center with a small row of red lights flashing one after the other from outside to the inside of the bottom surface. As I turned to go to my house, it slid silently over my truck(which freaked me badly, because by this time the realization was just setting in that this was no helicopter). I nearly missed my turn into my driveway, had to reverse, to turn in (a three point turn gone horribly wrong), and as I got out and looked up, I found that it had vanished. I checked the car's clock just after the event, and am happy to report no missing time or other wierd phenomena. Also there was a(definite)helicopter in the vicinity just prior to the time of the event, which was landing at a nearby rock quarry- I thought nothing of this at the time, having seen a helicopter there before in daylight, but in retrospect, it seems odd at 11:40 at night-not exactly normal business hours.