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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/8/2014 03:00 (Entered as : 02/08/2014 03:00)
Reported: 2/8/2014 12:08:00 PM 12:08
Posted: 2/14/2014
Location: Arlington, WI
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 30 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Triangular Craft moving at high speeds- changing elevation several times- Orange perimiter lights- Red glowing/pulsing light in middle

At 3 am this morning I was outdoors with my dog- and while sky watching I noticed a triangular shaped object moving rapidly from west to east as I looked at the northern sky. I would describe it as a rather large triangle with a number of orange lights on the entire perimeter and a larger more intense red light directly in the middle.

The middle red light appeared to be pulsing somewhat as it faded slowly in and out- the orange perimiter lights remained constant.

The speed of this craft was impressive and covered the entire expanse of my northern view from the west hemisphere all the way to the visible east hemisphere. It moved in a rather erratic manner and changed elevation several times as it moved.

I would say that the height of the craft was lower than an Air Force Jet would fly- yet higher than a smaller personal aircraft (such as a two to four seater). There were very clear conditions this morning- and I could clearly see the stars and planets.

The craft was illuminated brightly and would have been hard for anyone to miss! My rural home is approx 15 miles north of Madison WI. There is an Air Force base at Truax Field in Madison.

I noticed a number of Air Force jets patrolling this area within 5 to 10 minutes of my sighting! They covered the area for about a half an hour traveling the same approximate route (back and forth) as the craft I witnessed. It was a stunning sighting for me!

I keep my eyes skyward at night- and this was the most impressive thing I have witnessed over the past few years!