NUFORC UFO Sighting 55023

Occurred: 2007-01-23 22:30 Local
Reported: 2007-01-29 17:42 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Dover, DE, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Silent, triangular craft hovering over a field within one mile of airforce base

I'm filing this report for my girlfriend, as she does not wish to be involved or identified (nor do I for that matter, but when I saw that there are other, very similar cases which have occurred in the same area in recent years, I felt it was my duty to file something on her behalf).

She was driving from Philadelphia to the Delaware beaches on southbound Route 1 and passed the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. Having commuted at night for nearly two decades, she is familiar with the air base's lit-up landing strip of lights (which flash during inclement weather) off the left side of the roadway. She noticed that the lights were off that night.

When she was about a mile south of the air base, she noticed a large, triangular craft over a field off the right side of the highway. (There are several miles of fields and marshes just past the air base off both sides of the highway.) There were white lights on both sides of the object, yet no airplane beacon below it. (She has worked with airplanes.) It was silent. She couldn't tell what altitude it was at, thus making it impossible to judge the size, whether it was 200 feet, 500 feet or 1,000 feet in length.

She kept watching it for several miles as she continued driving and wondered why it was making such a slow decent and why it wasn't landing faster. She eventually came to the perplexing conclusion that it was hovering, despite the fact that it obviously wasn't a helicopter.

She has never seen a UFO and believes it was possibly an experimental military aircraft.

Posted 2007-02-01

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