|Occurred : 9/22/2004 23:45 (Entered as : 09/22/2004 23:45)
Reported: 9/23/2004 4:27:59 PM 16:27
Location: Brookpark, OH
|Black triangle seen fairly close and quite clearly
Driving home from work on 480 West at approx. 11:45 PM, I was talking on the phone and looked up at a bright light that caught my attention. I was driving west just passing Brookpark at Ridge Rd. and saw the triangle in a banking-type manuever. It was quite clearly backdropped against the sky, and I saw the VERY bright lights at each point with a subdued somewhat pulsating red light in the center. It was approximately 10 to 15 degrees above my straight-ahead line-of-sight and almost directly in line with my car, and seemingly only a couple miles up. There were more than a few vehicles also traveling around me, but I was too fixated on the craft to notice whether anybody else was also observing it. It banked to the south and traveled at a relatively slow rate, while I was able to keep watching it out the window. It was a starless night, at least in that location due to light pollution, but I could still make out the low, thin profile and the lighting beneath it. As I was still viewing it, I passed a tree line at the same elevation obscuring the view, and as I cleared the tree line, it was no longer visible. I have seen the Triangle type before in the late 80s on my way home to Connecticut, where it was amazingly low over the highway traveling at an exceedingly slow speed. The entire highway was apparently watching it as well, as we were creeping along and there was no place to pull over for the people stopped on the side of the highway. Last nights sighting wasn't quite as dramatic, but having been in the Marine Corps, there was no mistaking it for a conventional aircraft or other natural phenomenon.
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