NUFORC Sighting 137087

Occurred: 2017-10-21 21:31 Local
Reported: 2017-11-02 18:14 Pacific
Duration: Seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

I was driving west on I-40 after dropping off my daughter at UNC Chapel Hill. It was 9:31PM and the sky was clear and the weather calm. Traffic was sparse between Winston-Salem and Hickory. I saw an exit sign for Bermuda Run a little later so it was in this area. I was looking straight ahead thru the clean windshield, about a mile out, tracking tail lights far ahead. I was staring right at it when it appeared; a strong lime green glowing light. It was triangular, like a flattened isosceles triangle, at about a 30 degree pitch.

It had gradations of color so that the innermost edges were whiter. The outermost edges were a more intense lime green and emitted a long starburst glare effect at the 3 corners and shorter spikes at the side of the triangle. The object or light held a perfectly fixed position, then suddenly swooped down and left at about a 30 degree path in a perfectly straight line. Then it stopped and vanished well before reaching the horizon.

The whole event took less than 2 seconds but I was in the perfect position to witness it. My ((deleted--twenties)) year old son was in the front passenger seat and also saw it. He was on a break from ((deleted--graduate)) school. He was reaching forward and tuning the radio and gasped, “What was that!” But since he wasn’t already focused at the distance, like I was, I don’t think he saw it as clearly. To him, the light was more roundish and he didn’t see it as triangular. But he didn’t have his glasses on and his vision is only 20/30, so that made sense to me.

I’ve never witnessed anything that I believed was a UFO or ever made a report before. But as soon as I saw this, I knew immediately it was unexplainable, and I had just witnessed something I never thought I’d see for myself.

I’m ((50's plus)) y/o retired Air Force ((rank deleted)) living in NC for the past ((deleted--10+)) years.

Posted 2017-11-03

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