|Occurred : 9/30/1999 20:29 (Entered as : 9/30/99 20:29)
Reported: 10/3/1999 07:24
Location: Rockville, MD
|I RETURNED TO THIS SUMMARY BECAUSE SOMETHING DIFFERENT JUST NOW HAPPENED AS I WROTE THE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BUT THE FIRST SIGHTING WAS AN Equilateral triangle.red light in center,white lights on the corners.Altitude Approx. 5000ft. stationary to a tilt.Seen from auto on Randolph and Nicholson slightly to the south 70degrees.
My wife and I saw the flying triangle of lights from the car. We live near the landing pattern for Andrews Air Force base and I have noticed within the past year that the nav light configuration has changed for many aircraft and now take on a triangle shapes vastly different from the wingtip and tail configuration. What was different about this triangle in the sky was the red light that was equidistant and in the center of the white lights. This weekend there has been ...JUST NOW AN INEXPLICABLE DISPLAY OF RT.RED AND WHITE LFT WING LIGHTS IN LINE WITH A SUPER BRILLIANT RED STROBE (TWICE THE DISTANCE AS BETWEEN THE WING LIGHTS) BELOW AND 30 DEGRESS LEFT OF THE APPARANT WING LIGHTS. There was an abnormally loud single engine noise which made me look off the porch by my computer. Anyway this weekend has been replete with low screaming fighter jets 3 in formation that I saw and lots of helicopter traffic. The red strobe I just witnessed as I was writing this was really bright about 10-20 million candle power in red. And why would it be in perfect 90 mph formation below and to the left as if attached in some way. It reminds me of Pheonix when a later event by the National Guard became the cover story.