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Occurred : 8/10/1988 22:30 (Entered as : 08/10/1988 2230)
Reported: 10/31/2000 20:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Johnstown, PA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:120 seconds
It was a clear night with a bright moon. I was a passenger in a car with a friend of mine driving. As we drove along, I noticed something flying over the mountain ridge in front of us, about 1 mile away. The craft had two red lights on either side, with a bright white light in the middle. As it came closer, I noticed that it was moving quickly and taking strange angles. At one point, it was completly on it's side, and I asked my friend what it was. We both agreed that it was not an airplane or a helocopter. I then asked my friend to pull over so I could get out of the car for a better look. By the time I got out of the car and to the side of the road, it was directly above me. At this point, there were no lights, but I could see it's outline against the night sky. It was about 400 feet above me, and moving very slowly. It was silent, and about as big as a football field. It was triangular in shape, with rounded edges. As I looked up, I could see a strange pattern of rectangles on the bottom of the craft. I stood there in amazement, just staring at it. I watched it for about 45 seconds move slowly away from me, until it disappeared over the horizon. for unknown reasons, my friend never got out of the car. Even stranger, I never discussed it with him. I just got in the car, and we went on our way. for some reason, even though I've seen my friend many times since this happens, I always forget to ask him about it. I have never seen anyting like it since then, but I have heard descriptions of similar sightings. I know this thing exists, and I will spend the rest of life hoping to see it again. I tell my wife all the time that sooner or later, she will see it too.