NUFORC Sighting 5440

Occurred: 1996-08-15 14:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1999-02-01 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2 mins
No of observers: 1

Location: Bethel, AK, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

I happened to look out my back window and was shocked to see a huge triangular shaped craft at a very high altitude.

I was in the Air Force for five years,but must say that the object I saw that day was unlike anything I had ever seen before.It was partly cloudy with some cummulous clouds but large clear areas.I happened to {for some reason}to look out the back window of the house,and spotted a huge triangular object at a very high altitude moving at what must have been a tremendous rate of speed.By the time I excitedly ran from the bedroom to the livingroom to tell my wife and son about the object{a distance of about ten yards}knowing it would pass by our large window,apparantly the object passed,as I only saw a mettallic glint as the sunlight reflected off it.I have seen many,many jets,both millitary and commercial fly at high altitudes;we are blessed with many clear,cloudless days here,especially in the wintertime.The difference was the comparative size of the object I saw and a jet at approximately the same altitude.I had a casual interest in UFO's prior to seeing the object,skeptical at best,but what I saw that afternoon literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.Amazing.

Posted 1999-02-16

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