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Occurred : 10/13/2016 21:30 (Entered as : 10/13/16 21:30)
Reported: 5/25/2018 2:02:51 PM 14:02
Posted: 5/31/2018
Location: Hiwassee, VA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
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.