|Occurred : 10/13/2016 21:30 (Entered as : 10/13/16 21:30)
Reported: 5/25/2018 2:02:51 PM 14:02
Location: Hiwassee, VA
|Classic TR3B with red pulsating disk in center accompanied by jets
This happened about 2-1/2 years ago, so I believe it happened on Thursday night. The exact time was about 21:30 or 22:30z half past one of those hours.
I was watching TV and I heard a loud continuous roar outside.
At first I thought it was military craft that flies overhead, from time to time, but there was no Doppler change in the roar.
I looked outside to see several bright lights approaching from the west.
I am located at about a 2400 ft altitude, and my guess these craft were about 5000 or 6000 ft AGL.
It was a partially cloudy night, no moon.
A large jet probably C17 was in front.
Behind it was the classic TR3B I had read about.
Bright specular steady white lights at each or the three points on the delta.
A very large circular red disk in the center of it slowly pulsating from dim red to full off at about a 1.5 second periodicity.
I could barely make out it’s silhouette.
The “C17 (?)” had a four-engine sound with Doppler and nav lights.The steady non-Doppler roar was from the giant triangle behind it. It’s wing span was about four times that of the 4-engine jet in front.
Flanking each of the triangle’s side tips were jets with steady white lights. I could not make those out.
All four craft were black.
The red disk was a uniform light across its surface when it glowed.
The red disk diameter was about 1/5 the breadth of the span of the triangle back tip to back tip.
About 1 minute later what sounded like two F-15’s on full afterburner came from the same direction and seemed to chase after the four craft.
I delayed reporting because I wanted to see if anyone else saw it or reported it, and there was no other report filed.