Occurred: 1983-04-23 20:30 Local
Reported: 2003-09-10 18:34 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Oshkosh, WI, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Triangular Object in 1983 exactly like one reported here May 2003 from Kirkland, WA

I am responding as I read a reported sighting posted here (May 2003) that a triangular shaped object was reported in Kirkland, WA in Feb. of 2003. This person's description is exactly what we saw.

I was driving home with my two daughters and first I noticed what appeared to be two close aircraft flying quite high together and a high speed. My daughter, who was in the front seat, then noticed that after they crossed the sky (coming from east and moving west) all of a sudden turned around (in perfect formation) and came right back what seemed to be toward us. I was curious, and didn't want to continue driving on the highway, so pulled over into a school parking lot just off the highway. The object was just above the tree line and that was when I saw the outer shape of it, we then realized it was one object and those two bright lights were on each end and an amber light in the center front point and the huge size (I went back in the daytime with a friend the next day just to figure out just how big this shape was) and it was the whole length of the parking lot plus almost the length of the school building...so maybe 200'??. There was just enough light to see this shape of a "long V or triangle shape. My girls were quite upset, one in the back kept saying she didn't want to die and I didn't want to drive "under it" as the exit was underneath what seemed to be the front of it. It had the light arrangement similar to the Washington state one and my observed object did stop and hover just above the treeline in front of my car. It too did on/off of lights especially in the center edge closest to us. Those lights were colored like the "old computer screen green" and I got the feeling as they were pulsating back and forth that it was taking pictures of us. It then abruptly made a right angle turn and departed south and accelerated up at a very rapid speed with absolutely no sound. About two weeks I went back again and noticed all the trees in the path of its departure were defoliated. To this day, they are dead still.

My girls were in denial and didn't want me to go blabbing all around about it...and only a year later on the "Today" show was there a sighting in New York that around 400 people saw/called in and an artist drawing of the description was on TV and it looked exactly what we saw. My younger daughter finally after seeing that on TV opened up and we started talking about it again. I have never forgotten this incident (It is my second sighting...other one was back in 1960 in broad daylight and others saw it (people eating at a Sandy's drivein)...but it was a small metallic disk with something rotating and hovered just above the telephone in my back yard. I was out working in a tomato patch and again I had a feeling of "pictures being taken" and then it just moved vertically up at an incredible speed and disappeared. (amongst all the gaping people chomping on their hamburgers)...so I continue to search the skies, read other people's sightings and feel some comfort that my "triangular" object has been seen by others. Fortunately, we did not have any "missing time" or strange marks on us....just my mental imprint that "other things are out there". I am a passenger in a Cessna 170 and many times we have flown over the area....at night there is a striking strobe light acorss Lake Winnebago...maybe the triangular craft was honing in on that or "mapping in picture form of the area??. I just can't imagine it "singling out our car" to play "light games" with.

Posted 2003-09-12

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