NUFORC UFO Sighting 161562

Occurred: 2021-01-08 20:11 Local
Reported: 2021-01-09 11:36 Pacific
Duration: 20 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Springfield, OR, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Triangular shaped object moving into a cloud.

As I drove down the street on my way to the store at 8:11 pm on the evening of 1/8/2021, I glanced up from my windshield as my car drive in that direction down 17th st, and saw 3 strange lights in the spaced aprx 100ft apart from each other and grouped in the shape of a triangle. I immediately assumed it was a radio tower when I realized I had driven down that street 100’s of times before and there is no radio towers within that line of sight from that vantage. As I slowed down my car trying to figure out what I was seeing, I noticed that the lights in the shape of a triangle were almost drifting, but clearly steadily moving away from me, under power, with the leading end of the triangle angled down at what I think to be roughly a 30 degree angle as it flew horizontally, much the way a helicopter would fly with the nose slightly down. The red lights didn’t look like normal lights as they slowly pulsated and looked more glowing hot unlike aircraft lights. I then assumed I! was seeing 3 drones spaced apart moving in unison. As the triangles got closer to the cloud bank I could see a black triangular mass in between of each of the three glowing pulsating lights that was clearly what the lights were attached to. At this point I can honestly say I felt I was looking at something I have never seen before. I come from a family of pilots and have been in aircraft big and small, am familiar with a range of different types of fixed wing and helicopters (more than the average person) and have seen aircraft lights at night from the ground and am able to identify these vehicles at night quickly. I am also familiar with drones and know what they look like in the dark and their flight characteristics. Again, my estimate of the size of this object was roughly 100’ between each point of light and my guess at its altitude would be 300’ to 400’ max. As it slowly moved over the area near a local supermarket a quarter mile away, I lost sight of it as it entered! the cloud mass. This cloud mass was moving S West to N East a! s the ob ject was moving at a Northern trajectory, intersecting the cloud as it moved almost true north towards the Mowhawk hills north of my position.

I want to make it clear I have no opinion of what I saw but It didn’t strike me as organic or man made in flight characteristics or appearance, I do not believe one way or the other when it comes to UFO’s and other supposed paranormal activity and I lean more towards the skeptical side of the phenomena. But what I saw disturbed me especially given its size. It looked as if it was flying into the cloud deliberately.

I’m reporting this in an effort to ascertain if anyone else witnessed this and reported it and would appreciate someone contacting me if that is the case. This entire event transpired over the course of 20 seconds and I have no video footage given the fact I was behind the wheel.

Posted 2021-01-19

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