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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/30/2002 19:45 (Entered as : 11/30/2002 1945)
Reported: 11/30/2002 9:17:44 PM 21:17
Posted: 12/23/2002
Location: Leavenworth, KS
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Dark, Silent triangular shape over Kansas

I am a medical professional of 26 years. I was outside on my deck at approximately 1945 hours the sky was spotlessly clear and the air was crisp approximately 25 degrees F. I was looking up had just mused at the fact that I could only see about thirty degrees of night sky over head. I have a canvas awning over a portion of the deck and it limited my line of sight to about 15-20 degrees either direction from 90 degrees straight up. I would often look up at the stars and have on numerous occasions been able to see sattelites. I noticed some motion against the motionless backdrop of stars and saw that what I had originally thought were stars were moving! There appeared to be three lights at the "tips" of a dark triangular shaped "craft?" moving slowly north. The crfaft was able to precisely, fluidly change direction towards NE and then towards the NW. The craft was low, approximately 1,000'-2,000' in altitude. It moved SILENTLY, and it seemed able to change directions within its own radius (turn on a dime) but it was not moving fast. It reminds me of the fluid, silent turn/roll of a sailplane. For a moment I thought that's what it was, but I have never seen any sailplanes around here and I have lived here for 44 years. I eventually lost sight of the craft against the backdrop of the stars.

This was the strangest thing I have ever seen. It happened tonight about 1.5 hrs ago. I have been back outside straing my neck for a chance second peak. But I know what I saw, and I DID SEE THEM. I KNOW YOU ARE HERE.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to the witness, who elects to remain semi-anonymous. PD))