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Occurred : 8/1/1979 22:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1979 22:00)
Reported: 9/10/2010 4:15:01 PM 16:15
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Omaha, NE
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
Multiple triangle-shaped, silver objects in night sky.

This event occurred in the summer of 1979. I distinctly remember that it was dark and that there was cloud cover. My estimation is that it would have been approximately 22:00. At the time, my family was living in the Millard community in Sarpy County, just outside of Omaha, Nebraska.

On the evening of the event, my brother and I had been allowed to stay up late, as we were waiting for our mother to return from a shopping trip. Our house had a large picture window in the living room (facing west), and our couch was situated with its back against the window. My brother and I had been kneeling on the couch facing backwards, allowing us to look out the picture window.

After several minutes, I noticed what appeared to be a bright object in the western sky, and that it was moving east at a high rate of speed. As the object became closer, I noticed that it was triangular shaped and silver in color. I also noticed that there were several similar objects, traveling in single file, all flying at the same speed and in the same direction. Each object was flipping end-over-end, at a rate of approximately 1 flip every 2 seconds.

As I previously mentioned, there was cloud cover on the evening in question. The objects were all flying below the cloud cover. They also appeared to be maintaining a very constant altitude, despite the fact that they were flipping. I’d have estimated that the objects were flying at an altitude of approximately 2,500 feet and that they were roughly 150 feet in length.

The objects were silver in color and were clearly visible, yet did not appear to have any lights. Rather, their surfaces were simply illuminated, as if the skin of each craft was its own light source. Their flight path took them directly over our house, so I was able to get a good look at them as they flew over. They made no sound at all, had no obvious vapor trails or exhaust and did not flash, blink or pulse any light. The skin, however, did appear to "shimmer." The best description I could offer for this "shimmering" would be to take a very reflective piece of foil, crumple it into a ball, unfold and flatten the foil, then shine a flashlight at the foil, moving the light quickly across the foil’s surface.

In total, 4 of the objects passed overhead, at the rate of 1 every 15 seconds or so. The total duration of the event, from our first noticing the objects to them passing over our house and out of view, was about 2 minutes. That was the first and only time that we saw the objects.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))