NUFORC UFO Sighting 181673

Occurred: 2024-04-13 23:45 Local
Reported: 2024-05-28 12:38 Pacific
Duration: Twice- About 15 s each.
No of observers: 1

Location: Menomonie, WI, USA
Location details: 44°54'42.6"N 91°55'00.0"W- My location. Object was West slightly North by about 20 degrees

Shape: Triangle
Color: Dark. Black/Gray
Estimated Size: Bigger than a 747. I fly quite a bit.
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: 50-60 degrees
Angle of Elevation: 60
Closest Distance: Est about 1-1.5 miles W-NW
Estimated Speed: 15k-20k MPH? Out of site in 2 seconds
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted other objects, Made a sound, Aircraft nearby

Walking home 11:30-12:00. Sat on bench halfway home and noticed triangle of lights in sky. Could see the outline of object.

I attended a friends birthday party on April 13th which was a Saturday. I rode with friends, and they left so I have a 2 mile walk home. About halfway home I sat down on a bench to rest. Off to the northwest I noticed 3 giant lights in the sky in the perfect shape of a triangle. I looked closer and I could see an outline of an object. I starred at the object for about 10 seconds trying to figure out what I was looking at. I live within a couple miles of a small regional airport, so I thought maybe some type of drone. It definitely wasn't a plane, it just hovered. I would estimate it was hovering at about 1000-2000 ft but can't be 100% sure. I was close enough to the object to see the outline of it. From my standpoint, it had to be size of a jumbo jet if not larger.

Now the weird part and why I'm writing.

The object then started to rotate counterclockwise about 180 degrees and jumped upwards and towards the west a few hundred meters. It then shot across the sky towards the south at an incredible speed. After it shot off to the south, 6-8 little lights followed it. It was as if it was chasing the object. I could see the object shoot across the sky followed by the lights. It was completely out of site within a few seconds. The whole encounter lasted maybe 15-20 seconds.
I was pretty stunned after seeing this and pulled out my phone in case it came back. I got home after 1 am so must have sat here for hour or so. I didn't see it again but drew a picture of what I saw when I got home. The little lights you see towards the top are the lights that chased the object as it few by.
I wish was able to get my phone out right away, but I think I was in shock. I knew what I saw wasn't natural.

Also, I think I heard a weird metallic hum. I'm close to the highway so can't be 100% sure.

Posted 2024-05-30

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