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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/20/1990 22:00 (Entered as : 09/20/1990 10:00 PM)
Reported: 8/4/2022 12:11:17 PM 12:11
Posted: 9/9/2022
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: Missing time was experienced
Large dark triangle shaped completely silent hovering almost directly overhead.

I'll try to shorten this with key details, but it's probably going to be quite long. Before I describe this sighting let me start with what I consider to be a very strange fact. The date I provided is an estimate. It could be off by a year or so and the month is based of memory of the weather and temperature. At least a full decade passed when out of the blue around late October of 2001, as if I regained access to a repressed memory, I could recall this event as if it happened that day. Prior to this I have no recollection of this event and at no point was this sighting discussed. After returning home with a few grocery bags in tote, as I'm preparing to open the front door to our house, my mother and I found ourselves gazing up at the sky. As I recall she was the first to notice what I remember as a perfect black triangle. The sky was clear and living in a rural area with very little light pollution, it took a few seconds to make out the outline of the object. With absence of stars it at first appeared to be a triangular hole in the sky. Soon I could make see the edges of the craft or object. The three corners came to a sharp point and it was equal on all sides. There were no lights on the craft (assuming it's a craft), and it puzzled me how it made absolutely no sound. I recall her seeming somewhat disinterested. In the time it took to take the groceries in and return outside the object had vanished. I cannot say for sure, but have felt like there may have been missing time. I have never discussed this with her and cannot explain why. I have told this to a few people with no issues, but for some reason we have grown very distant and I have never mentioned this to her. A few times years ago after phone conversations with my mom I would feel disappointed that I forgot to ask her if she remembers this. Instead of calling her I would just tell myself next time.