NUFORC Sighting 17384

Occurred: 2001-04-21 20:00 Local
Reported: 2001-04-24 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 7 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Glasgow, KY, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Triangle shaped craft with 5 white lights at the Cumberland Parkway tollbooth in Barren County, Ky. on 04-21-01 @ 08:00 p.m.

Driving back from Bowling Green East towards Glasgow on the Cumberland Parkway I noticed a series of 5 bright white lights shaped like a triangle moving slowly from the northwest at an altitude of about 75 degrees heading in a southeast direction. I was about 5 miles from the toll booth and it took about 5 minutes for the object to intersect my truck at the zenith (toll both). I paid my toll, went down about 1/2 mile and pulled off to the shoulder of the road. It was very, very low and the far left light had a single red strobe. My wife got out and we measured this object with our outstretched arms. It was very huge and covered the distance of about 5 normal sized human hands. Almost like looking at a 747 a couple of hundred feet above the tarmac at an airport. This object made no engine noise. No turbines, no prop, no nothing. To be honest, I was completely amazed at the lack of engine noise. This object was triangle-shaped. Similar to a boomarang but with well-defined sharp corners. We stood there about 2 minutes as it slowly drifted a couple more degrees southest and while still directly above us; accelerating and gaining altitude rapidly past the horizon in about 15 seconds. By the time we were able to get the camera and snap a picture it was too far away to get anything of use on the film. Needless to say, I was disappointed. The city of Louisville had its annual "Thunder over Louisville" that same night so this event may be related to the airshow. But I never saw any aircraft that low that didn't make an engine thrust sound or traverse 90 degrees of sky in 15 seconds. If anyone saw the same object, I wish they would post it here so as to compare notes; or confirm that it wasn't an illusion.

Posted 2001-04-28

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