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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 9/6/2004 06:05 (Entered as : 09/06/1904 06:05)
Reported: 9/6/2004 6:43:45 AM 06:43
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 30 sec
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|slow silent lighted silver triangle pre-dawn northwest Austin going south to north at steady rate of speed
Just after 6 a.m., I went outside to smoke a cigarette. It was still dark, just the barest beginnings of dawn. Very quiet. Northwest Austin, rural area, very little artificial light in this neighborhood.
Saw two soft white lights in the southern sky moving in straight line at steady pace northward. I assumed it was an airplane but there was no sound, and this is not any kind of usual flight path I've ever observed for commercial flights.
As I watched, I realized it had the appearance of a triangle, which my logical mind doubted, but as I kept watching, there was no doubt.
I had read a bit about black triangles (just enough to know that they had been reported); this was soft silver, giving appearance of rounded edges (not points).
There was no sound at first. Later, I thought I heard a soft constant roar (like a distant ocean) following it, as it came nearer. After it had passed, the sound was associated with it, not with something behind it or following it.
Four or five lights became visible as it got closer. Two were colored, soft red and blue or green, blinking. The two white lights seen initially were soft and constant. This thing wasn't hiding.
I observed it constantly for at least 30 seconds. It never deviated from a straight path. Its speed did not change. Its path went directly over my location.
I cannot describe its elevation in feet, having nothing to compare it with besides commercial airplanes.
I am not into UFO things, but after this I googled silver triangle airplane to see if this particular object had been reported elsewhere . . . or here. . . . and found your website and reports.