Occurred: 2011-04-01 20:00 Local
Reported: 2023-11-24 16:08 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Cooloongup, Western Australia, Australia
Location details: 32°17'39.0"S 115°45'15.3"E

Shape: Triangle
Color: Jet Black
Estimated Size: 34.65 meters
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: south
Angle of Elevation: 90
Closest Distance: directly overhead during it's approach
Estimated Speed: 15 - 20Km/h
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Black Equilateral triangle, rounded edges, amber lights, blue glow

On the night of April 1st, 2011, at 8:00 PM AWST, I had been outside since sunset, approximately at 6:01 PM. Nobody was home during this period until 11:00 PM. I had my Sony Handycam CCD-TR280 8mm Digital Video Camera mounted on a tripod to record sky observations. Around 7:30 PM, I decided to put the camera on standby mode to conserve battery.

At 8:00 PM, while facing North and turning my head towards the South, I noticed an amber light in the corner of my right eye, above the roof. As I focused on the object, it appeared to be a black equilateral triangle with three dim amber lights, moving slowly overhead absolutely silent. I was transfixed as it flew directly above me, emanating a blue glow outlining its entire outer edge. The experience left me in a state of fear and awe—a completely unfamiliar mix of emotions.

I then switched the Handycam from standby to the (on) position, triggering 4 consecutive beeps before it powered on. However, by the time the camera was active, the object had already moved off towards the north, and both the object and the blue glow were no longer visible.

Even now, it remains a vivid memory that lingers. At times, when recalling the sighting, I find myself wishing I had the camera already on and recording instead of being on standby mode.

Posted 2023-12-09

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