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Occurred : 6/15/1997 18:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1997 18:00)
Reported: 4/14/2004 5:37:13 PM 17:37
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Triangle
Duration:45 seconds
I saw a dark, triangular craft gliding across the sky in Columbus, Ohio.

It's been quite a while since I've seen the object I'm going to describe so I'm foggy as to the exact date. I do remember the actual incident quite vividly, though, and will do my best to describe it. I was driving north on highway 315. As I approached the exit to get on Bethel Road, I noticed a dark object moving overhead heading south/south-west. It seemed to be "gliding" slowly overhead, quietly, quite aways away, yet close enough that I could estimate it as being maybe 3-4 car-lengths in size. In the dusk sky light available, it appeared to be dark (black or dark grey) in color. It was still very clear out so I'm positive it was a triangular craft of which I'd never seen before at that time. I must mention that I was driving a convertible car with the top off so I did in fact get a clear view of the object. There were many other cars on 315 and on Bethel Road at the time so I'd be surprised if no others saw it too. I only wish I'd had a camera with me then. At first, I thought it was some experimental craft being tested from the nearby OSU airport on West Case Road, which is located a few miles away from where I saw the craft. It wasn't until I started seeing similar triangular UFO sightings in books and on television that I realized the craft I saw wasn't some local aircraft project. The image of the craft that was photographed in the Belgium sighting was almost identical to the one I saw, the only difference being the one I saw didn't have lights shining underneath each corner, perhaps because the sky was fairly still light outside. Not until I came across this site did I feel there was a neutral way for me to report my sighting without being ridiculed. Please honor my privacy and don't release my name. Thank you.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))