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Occurred : 11/17/1999 23:30 (Entered as : 11/17/99 23:30)
Reported: 12/3/1999 02:55
Posted: 12/16/1999
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 minute
Sighting of large flying triangle north of Tucson AZ

On the night of 11/17 I was in Tucson on business. I looked for a spot to watch the meteor shower. I drove up a dark road north of Tucson, in the mountains looking down into the valley. Approx twelve other people were present, including a few students from Univ of Arizona. Sometime after 11 I heard someone say (not shout) "what is that?". I looked to the east and saw three huge bright lights heading in our direction. As the craft banked, it was clear that it was a solid, triangle-shaped object. As throughout the night you could occasionally see planes flying towards Tucson Int'l Airport, it was easy to get an approximation of the size. It was at least twice the size of a large commercial airline, and probably three times the size. Without a doubt, it is the largest aircraft I have ever seen. As the craft passed by, it made NO SOUND. This was not a trick of the wind as you could hear other planes all night long. Approx five minutes after the craft passed, three military planes passed overhead in loose formation, heading in the general direction (east to west) of the first craft. Five minutes after that, three more jets passed over in a tight formation moving fast and in the exact direction of the original craft. Several people had to plug their ears when the second group of three passed. I am an executive level individual, which I only tell you to hopefully help validate what this report states. If I were asked, I would think that what I saw was a large military transport of some sort. I know the size is accurate since there was plenty to which to make comparisons. It was the only aircraft to emit no noise that night. It made a graceful arc in front of our location, so the shape was easy to see. I would judge the speed as similar to a jumbo jet while landing (ie it seems they are going slower than they really are). I had a hard time finding this report format, so this is a bit dated. If someone would like additional info, it is ok to call or e-mail me. Anyone who states these craft do not exist does not know what he or she is talking about. I am not saying it was aliens or anything like that, but the craft is there. Thank you.