Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date
|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 10/20/2005 20:14 (Entered as : 10/20/2005 20:14)
Reported: 10/20/2005 2:01:16 PM 14:01
Location: Gainesville, FL
Duration: ~1 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|Slow moving low flying black triangle with dim star-like lights
I stepped out of my apartment to the sidewalk to get into my car and a movement overhead caught my eye. It was hard to make out but the motion of the object was obvious- It was very slow moving and either very very low overhead- as an approaching plane- or it was absolutely enormous and flying at a normal altitude.
At first when I recognized the dark triangular shape, I thought perhaps it was a stealth bomber, but realized it wasnt possible as it was so low, moving so slowly, and did not make a sound. Two guys my age (mid-20's) walked past me, and I asked them if they had seen "that" but neither had a clue to what I was referring.
Everything echos in my apt complex, so it must have been silent or the guys would have heard it. It was a perfectly clear night with the stars shining. The moon was just rising as sunset was only about an hour prior to the event. (maybe to help the ship blend in they chose that time to be fly so low, since the background sky wouldnt be as bright from the then waning moon)
The object which was barely noticeable, except that it seemes the object had either very dim lights around its edges- roughly as bright as the dimmest stars you can see- or it distorted the background skyscape to conceal itself.
It moved due East and I watched it until it passed over the roof of the adjacent apartment building. I actually followed it as best I could in my car since I was originally leaving my apartment to go to my destination which was also due East- but no luck- nearly got in an accident trying to look for it though!
Incidently, I have a BS in psychology, and am pretty even keeled, but when I saw this I was afraid I was having a psychotic break from reality brought about by stress, but I knew I had seen SOMETHING, even though I wasn't sure that it could be a UFO- the only other theory I came up with is that it was a hangglider- but there aren't any open fields around here to land- its pretty heavily developed.
I must say though, getting to read everyone else's claims, especially those that are similar to mine made me feel a little more credible- funny thing is I've always believed we were not alone, but I couldn't believe I had actually seen one.