|Occurred : 6/1/1989 23:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1989 23:00)
Reported: 9/20/2004 2:28:12 AM 02:28
Location: Enloe, TX
|Black Triangle spotted over rural Texas in late 80's
In the summer of 1989 I was sitting at my Grandmothers kitchen table when a neighbor came rushing in screaming that a UFO was following her. She described a bright light with lights shooting off of it and circling around and then rejoining the main light. Several of us that were there went outside to investigate. We walked the half block down the gravel road to the Farm to Market road to get a better view. Just coming into view was an object flying very low and slow. It was coming out of the East and moving directly West following the FM road. I would estimate it's height to have been around 600 ft and it's width to be about 75 yards wide. It was triangular in shape and had several lights down each "wing". The lights were different colors but of the same configuration on each wing. I remember 4 lights on each wing of blue, orange, and white colors. Where the tail of a normal aircraft would have been were three lights arranged in an L shape but we could clearly see the straight line across the back extending to the tips of the wings forming the triangle shape. In the center of the object was a red check mark. It was similar to an arrow pointing in the direction of travel, dead center on the bottom, but was missing one of the lines that would have formed a complete arrow, instead resembling an upside down check mark. The craft made absolutely no sound as it travled and continued moving very slowly until it passed out of our field of view. We observed the craft for about 20 minutes.
I called my grandfather who was a dispatcher at the local Sheriffs office to see if he had heard any reports and he had not. He went up on the county courthouse roof where he worked but did not observe anything. He was about 3 miles to the southwest of our location. I also contacted the small municiple airport in Commerce, TX which is about 25 miles to the SW of our location to see if they knew of any military operations in the area. Their response was that if they did they couldn't tell us.
Very shortly after the event, the neighbor who had alerted us to the object and had described something very different from what we observed was suddenly stricken with Pancreatic cancer and passed away very suddenly. She seemed to be of perfect health and went into the hospital for stomache pains, a few days later she passed away.
I have been watching the sky ever since and have never seen anything like it again. I'm an avid aircraft and military "buff". The B2 bomber was unveiled around this time and I just chalked the sighting up as a lucky view of some secret test flight. Of all the pictures I have seen of the B2 since, I have never seen any with anything like the light configuration I described above. It was a well lit night and we could clearly make out the edges of the craft and it was triangular in shape and was missing the jagged tail profile of the B2.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))