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Occurred : 5/15/1979 20:00 (Entered as : 05/15/79 20:00)
Reported: 7/16/2000 00:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Omaha, NE
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 sec
Silvery, triangular objects at low altitude

The event I am describing occured when I was 7 years old. Although I was quite young, and the event occured over 20 years ago, what I saw is as vivid in my mind as if it occured yesterday. I have shared this information with family and friends, but not with any "official" agency or group. My family had recently moved into a new home in a development in the suburbs. The area was still fairly undeveloped, and so without the interference of city lights, the night time sky could often be quite spectacular. For this reason, I had become quite fond of stargazing. On one particular evening in the spring of 1979, my mother had left to make a shopping trip. She promised my brother and me that if we were on our best behavior she would buy us a surprise. Eagerly anticipating her return, my brother and I knelt on our couch staring out our large picture window while we waited for her. As was my habit at the time, I was gazing up at the sky through our window when I noticed a brightly lit object in the sky, appearing to be at a fairly low altitude, heading in the general direction of our house. As the object came closer, I noticed that it was roughly triangular in shape, and had a "silvery" appearance. It looked to be illuminated, that is, it was plain to see and fairly bright in the sky, but didn't appear to have any "lights" on its exterior surface. Despite its relatively low altitude (about 1000 feet or so) it made no noise that I could hear. I say this with some confidence because the object flew almost directly overhead. Almost immediately after the first object passed overhead, I noticed several more heading in the same direction. Within maybe 15 seconds several objects, all similar in appearance to the one described previously, passed overhead following the same path as the first object. The objects flew in what was basically a "single file" type flight pattern, with one directly following the other. I was in awe, not sure of what I was seeing. I didn't count the total number, but several passed overhead in approximately a 30 second period. The objects came as quickly as they went, and my brother and I yelled for my father, who was in the other room. When we explained what we'd seen, he quickly dismissed it, telling us we'd probably seen reflections of light in the sky or something else. However, I remember the sky being clear that night so I doubt this could have simply been lights reflecting on clouds. Moreover, as this was a new development, there were very few sources of light that could have caused this. Furthermore, I know what I saw. The objects where silver colored, and triangular in shape. I have never since seen anything in the sky that I could discribe as similar.