NUFORC UFO Sighting 173592

Occurred: 1992-09-18 03:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2022-12-27 01:56 Pacific
Duration: 2 to 5 minutes max
No of observers: 1

Location: Vinton, VA, USA
Location details: 200 timberline trail Vinton Virginia/Bedford county

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Left a trail

Triangular backed craft hovering above tree line, no sound

My year, date, and time are all approximate as I was 10 or 11 years old at the time of my siting, and I am now 42. The year is between 1991 and 1992. The date could have been anytime when it was still warm, and the time was sometime in the middle of the night.
My brother and I shared a room, and we had bunk beds. I slept on top as I was older and my parents thought it was safer for me than him. There was a rectangular window up high that I could perfectly look out of while laying or sitting on my bed. We lived in a mobile home so if you are familiar with mobile homes of that period, they had these windows up high in some rooms. It probably measured 8 to 10 inches tall and maybe 3 ft wide. My window faced the front yard, and across the street, was a woodline, with these super dense pines. The woods were so dense that the trees didn't get enough sunlight to grow, so the top of the trees were all around 20 to 30 ft. Uniformly. This wood line sat a few feet higher than our front yard and was approximately 40 to 50 yards from the wall of our home. These are all my best guesses from my recollection . The address was 200 timberline trail Vinton Virginia. There are photos of the address with the same mobile home and the same tree line and woods across the street on Google maps.
One night, I woke from sleep. I don't know or remember why, but I remember it was the middle of the night. For some reason I pulled back my curtain and looked out my window. It was a clear night, and we lived in an area with no light pollution in the sky. You could see every star in the sky. There were no clouds I can remember, and I can't remember the moon, but it had to have been fairly full because it was what allowed me to see what I saw.
Across the street and hovering maybe 30 or 40 feet above the trees, I saw a triangular object. It made no sound and from what I witnessed shortly after, I must have been looking at the back end. I can't remember the color or maybe I couldn't see a color, but it had what we would call afterburners on our military aircraft. There was one at each corner. The after burners were either soft white, but bright in color while it hovered over the trees, and when it flew off they turned blue in color. Blue like the color of a flame. This image has been seared in my brain for all these years and I can recall it like it happened yesterday. It's funny I have problems with remembering events of my life and important days but I remember this incident so vividly. That's why I don't think there was a middle burner.
I remember being slightly scared, because I was a child and instantly thought of it being a UFO. Even though I was scared I couldn't look away. The craft hovered over the trees for a few minutes as I watched it, and then all of a sudden the afterburners grew bright blue and it took off , up and to my right into the night sky. It was so fast I had trouble keeping my eyes tracking it. We do not have anything on earth capable of that speed or agility. It left a blue tail behind it and I watched as it climbed and got further and further away until it disappeared in amongst the stars. Once it took off I only saw the blue trail moving until it was just gone. And it literally was in the stars and so it had to have been in space. I can still picture it in my head right now, as I'm writing this. The sky was so clear and full of stars everywhere. It only took a matter of seconds for it to be above the trees and then gone amongst the stars. Literally less that 15 seconds.
I continued to look out my window, for several minutes, up at the stars hoping to see it again, but I never did. Finally I lay back down and went back to sleep. I told my family the next morning, but no one believed me. They all thought I had a dream. But I know better. You don't remember a dream in this detail, 30 years later. If you need to remove the physical address you can. I just wanted to give the exact location.

Posted 2023-03-06

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