|Occurred : 12/15/2006 17:30 (Entered as : 12/15/2006 17:30)
Reported: 12/15/2006 4:33:32 PM 16:33
Location: Tallmadge, OH
|Triangle aircraft/UFO witnessed by pilot (ground observer) in Tallmadge Ohio
I was on the north side of the Tallmadge circle. The object was south of the circle, a few degrees above the horizon. I did lose sight of it a few times due to vacinity to trees (on the circle itself). I know it is difficult, even for proffesionals, to judge shape, distance, altitude, and speed of moving objects from the ground, but I will make my best guess.
The craft itself appeared to be the size of a commercial airline transport. It appeared to be low and slow, I would guess 2000'MSL and under 100KTS. The craft originated from the south west travelling north east. When it was due south of the circle, it vectored to its right, now heading south east. It travelled in this direction until obscured from sight by buildings and other ground clutter.
During its turn to the south east, the craft appeared to bank much the way a conventional aircraft would.
Initially, I saw the craft from almost head on. It appeared to be a large aircraft with several landing lihghts (very bright, white lights, facing forward). During its turn and bank, I could see its underside. The ventral surface seemed to have a large white light at its tip, and two more aft of the nose. The second two were very far apart laterally, and appeared to be at the tail end of the craft, implying a delta or flying-wing shape. In the middle was another white light. There also appeared to be standard aviation anti-collision (strobe) lights about half way between the nose and tail, but no position (colored) lights, nor a red beacon.
I was standing outside, and the craft did not make any noise that I could hear over the sound of traffic. I would have suspected a jet powered aircraft in that proximity, but with exhaust facing away from me, to at least make the tell tale turbine "whine" A reciprocating engine aircraft of that size in that proximity would have made the ground shake.