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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/13/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 05/13/01 22:30)
Reported: 5/13/2001 22:43
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Englewood, CO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:<1 minute
((NUFORC Note: We suspect this report describes three satellites, flying in unwavering formation over an extended period of time. There are other reports for other dates in April and May of this year, and the same, or similare phenomenon has occurred in several past years.

We believe the satellites are launched by the U. S. Navy, and they may be part of the "N.O.S.S." satellite system.

We doubt that the phenomenon is caused by a "stealth blimp," as the witness suggests. PD))

Formation of three silent lights traveling in a large perfectly unison traingle as if all apart of one single object

Was staring south upward at the sky watching shooting stars + meteors when suddenly I noticed that a perfect triangular formation of three bright seeming "stars" were moving in unison southward at a very steady pace like an airplane, only completely silent, and descending in elevation. Being that I live in a second floor condo and the light formation that was incredibly large (as far as the point to point distance of each of these lights at each corner of the triangle object were) , and very bright, -it quickly disappeared from my balcony view... so I ran downstairs and to the back of my building into open space, but the object had already disappeared in less than a minute from when I had originally spotted it. I've seen satelites before and this was much much too large to be a sattelite of any kind. I also checked to make sure the ISS was not scheduled to make any orbits over the Denver area this eve.

Dear Ms. ((deleted)),

Thank you very much for the interesting report!

We would like to know what the apparent size of each of the three lights was, relative, for example, to the size of a star, please.

Also, are you certain that they were traveling due south, or could the formation have been moving to the southeast, perhaps?

Finally, how did the objects disappear from your sighting, please? Did they go over the horizon and disappear from sight, suddenly, or what??

Thank you very much for sharing the information with our Center! We think we know what you saw tonight, but the answers to our questions above will help us reach some kind of tentative conclusion.


Peter Davenport


Dear Mr. Davenport: Thankyou for contacting me. In regards to the question of the triangle form I saw this eve 05/13/01 @ aprox 10:30 pm mtn time. Yes, it did appear to be moving slightly South/eastwardly. Basically what I saw was three points of light in a perfect triangular form. I saw no object within these three points , albeit the perfect unison movement of the lights together and the steady pace they traveled at suggested the three corner lights that formed the perfect triangle were the corners of an object I simply could not see with my naked eye. Each of these three lights were no bigger than the star dots one sees with their naked eye when staring up at the night sky, however the vast distance between each point was tremendous, much larger than any sattelite or space
shuttle could be and the brightness of each dot of "seeming" star light was comparable to the shine reflect of a planet being viewed in the night sky with little more than a pair of binnoculars. The departure from my sight was due as follows: As it moved away in its south eastward direction- The roof of my balcony blocked my view.. by the time I raced downstairs and made my way to the back of my condo into open space it was already gone. However, please note: That although to my naked eye it appeared to move at a steady pace (much like one sees an airplane in the night sky moving at a steady pace),... It took me aprox only 60 seconds or less to reach that open space in the back of my condo. Now, Considering the apparant largeness of this triangular formation, for it to have disappeared from view altogether or be out of my eyes range in this short period of time, I can only imagine it was in fact traveling at a much greater speed than my eyes originally perceived. I read some of the reports at the sightings web site about a ?stealth blimp?.. in the shape of an enormous triangle and am currently surfing around the web to see if I can dig up some info on it to see if it perhaps was due to fly over the Denver area this eve... Albeit, if you have any ideas on what this particular object was.. I do hope you might email me back when you get a chance to let me know. After reading some of the other recent reports filed, apparently others in this area of the west have seen similar triangle point objects as well, that have yet to be explained.
Thanks, ((name deleted))



Dear Mr. Davenport: In my follow up web investigation for info about my 5/13/01 unexplained ighting, I learned that according to skunk works at Lockeed, reported in an article by ((author deleted)) @ ((publication deleted)) site: http:((URL deleted))

What I saw fits the perfect description given for the Stealth Blimp, which apparently has the ability to elude radar and be virtually invisible to the eye in the night sky - so that all one sees are three triangle blips of seeming star light. It is reported that this blimp is also aprox 1,000 feet long!

However, apparently the project is top secret so the public is not allowed to know when it makes its test runs or operations or where. So am betting this is EXACTLY! what I saw tonight..-And- what others have been reporting over the past month or two. If you know of any possible way of obtaining a possible confirmation of this, I'd sure appreciate it if ya'd let me know! :-)

Thanks, ((name deleted))