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Occurred : 3/6/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 03/06/2003 02:00)
Reported: 10/7/2003 8:21:59 AM 08:21
Posted: 10/7/2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:three minutes
A jet-black triangle with white lights at it's corners and one flashing in the center which emmitted a haunting sound.

I was coming home in a friend's car from the 7-11 just up the street from my house late in the night when I first noticed the object. From a distance it appeared stationary over my neighborhood with one extremely bright white light on each side of an equally bright flashing white light. This was a head-on view of the object. We continued down the street heading straight for it, still hearing no discernable noise from the object. As we came up on it, the object was blocked out by a pine tree just a little further up on my side of the car, so we decided to stop right there in the middle of the sreet. When the craft emerged from behind the tree in line with the car we were stunned at how low and silent it was traveling, it seemed to be just above the top of the tree making no engine noise at all. This was when I got a full view of the craft, which appeared to be a jet-black triangle against the black sky with three brilliant solid white lights at the points and one flashing white light at the center. As my friend and I watched the thing creep by, we tried fumbling with a disposable camera but it wasn't working. The object seemed to have been going in a slow straight line for the entire time we had observed it. When it passed directly in front of me I tried to get out and have a better look, but as soon as I popped the door and had a foot out, the object immediately veered to it's left and emitted a sound like nothing I've ever heard. The only way I can describe the noise is that it was like a chilling high-pitched scream, not like a jet engine which I'm very familiar with living near military installations for my entire life, but a howling that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. After turning, the object picked up speed and passed over the top of a house in a small court on my right and was gone. We tried catching up with the object out on the main road and back through our neighborhood, but it was as if the thing saw us looking at it and then disappeared. I estima! te the triangle was at least fifty feet wide on it's sides, I can't really judge the thickness of the craft having seen just mostly the underside, and I'd say that it was at an altitude of no more than 100-150 feet, traveling parallel with the ground. The object was in my plain view for about thirty seconds and observed altogether for about three minutes. I have never seen or heard anything like it before or since. A few weeks ago though I came accross some UFO footage and photos of the Belgium and France triangle flaps which exactly matched the head-on view and underside view and the lighting of the craft I saw. Viewing the footage really helped put to rest the last remaining doubts I had about what I witnessed. I credit this sighting with sparking my interest into the reality of UFO's, which I now feel can no longer be denied.