NUFORC Sighting 118956

Occurred: 2015-05-12 21:45 Local
Reported: 2015-05-12 22:45 Pacific
Duration: ~1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: Graham, NC, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Large, low, equilateral triangle object flying through rural country sky (daughters report )

Tonight, Tuesday May 12th, 2015, around 9:45 PM, my mother and I were standing outside in our backyard. As we were facing East we both heard a low noise, as if we were driving underneath an overpass and could hear a car drive above, but not nearly as loud.

I looked in the direction of the noise and saw a perfect equilateral triangle consisting of 3 lights traveling across the sky. The top light was white, the light to the right (the direction it was traveling) was blue, and the bottom light was also white.

My mother grabbed my arm as soon as she saw it and we watched it moved behind the peak of our neighbors house. Shortly after we heard the initial noise from the object it was silent, though still right in our sight. We walked across the law, her still on my arm, asking one another what we could possibly be looking at.

For a brief moment it went behind a grouping of trees that we were unable to see over. During those couple of seconds it went from 3 lights! to 2, as if it had turned flat. The blue light was still in the front and one of the white lights right behind it. It traveled a constant rate of speed during this entire experience.

We came to a stop as we realized we wouldn’t be able to see it any further and waited for something. We thought if it were a plane it was definitely about to crash. So we waited, hoping that we weren’t about to see the sky light up and hear it plummeting to the ground. But there was nothing. Just as quickly as it came into our view, it was gone. We were absolutely dumbfounded.

After we waited a few moments for any sign of it we went inside to reiterate the scenario to my grandparents. Both of whom had been sleeping, but assumed it must be some sort of military drill. They encouraged us to report it to the police to see if anyone else had seen it. I looked up the number for a non emergency dispatcher and dialed the number for my mother on my phone. My mother explained to the woman what we had just seen and inquired if there were any military craft practices scheduled. We were told that there was nothing planned for this evening so she wasn’t sure what we had seen. She said it was strange because there had been a lot of calls in our town in the last 3 years, none however had came in tonight other than ours. She gave us the number to the National UFO Reporting Center if we wanted to let them know what we had seen.

Shortly there after calling and leaving my name and number we received a call back. My mother answered the phone and spoke with a gentleman that asked about what we had witnessed. During this call we were told that it is against federal aviation law to travel at night with a blue light on your aircraft. Though I thought since the moment we started watching it that it was no plane, I never thought I would really know for sure, but that bit of information told me everything I needed. We saw a UFO tonight, there is no doubt in my mind.


We spoke with both witnesses, mother and daughter, and we found them both to be serious and sober-minded in their description of the event. We suspect that their reports are highly reliable. PD

Posted 2015-05-13

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