|Occurred : 3/29/2008 22:50 (Entered as : 03/29/08 22:50)
Reported: 3/30/2008 7:07:48 AM 07:07
Location: Lancaster, PA
|Large triangle consisting of 3 inverted V shapes with pulsing red lighting, moved sideways & accelerated
Possible UFO Sighting
29 March 2008
I was standing outside the rear of my house, having let our dogs out for the nighttime break. I saw what I thought at first, a large white landing light approach from the south, near the town of Millersville. I estimate it was about 5 miles to my south when first viewed.
My first thought was this aircraft was unusually low, as the local airport is approx. 8 miles to my north. The white light was moving slowly about 1000’ AGL and had no accompanying red or white upper or lower strobes, had a bright warm white glow; and no sound.
After watching the large white light continue north towards me for approx. 10 seconds, I detected some faint green lights on the upper portion of the object. At this point, the light slowed and moved SIDEWAYS to the west. The white light continued facing to the north during the initial move. The object was partially blocked from my view by a group of pine trees as it headed west. After the object came back into full view it changed into a group of three inverted V’s, forming a pyramid/triangle shape. It continued west for approx. five miles. The inverted V’s were a mix of pale green and bright red lighting, similar to faint LED’s, not a bright aircraft position or strobe light.
As the object made the turn from north to west, I could hear a deep sound similar to air rushing through turbines. That was the only time I heard any sound from the object.
The object again turned north towards a tall cell tower with bright white strobe on top, near the town of Mountville. It flew past the cell tower and it’s lighting on the three inverted V’s changed to a bright pulsing red. It appeared the pulsing on the object picked up the strobe flash interval on the cell tower. The object continued to the north-northwest in the (3) inverted V shape and passed behind some distant buildings and out of my sight.
Disclaimer: I am a Military pilot (fulltime) and am familiar with aircraft lighting and flight paths. I’ve lived at my present location for over 15 years and am familiar with the day to day flight paths of commuter aircraft and the occasional corporate or medevac helo over my location and this sighting was definitely not normal and "shook me up" to the point I felt it necessary to file a report.
I considered calling the local ATC Approach control after the sighting to see if any pilots had reported similar sightings but my wife talked my out of it.