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Occurred : 7/4/2001 19:30 (Entered as : 07-04-01 19:30)
Reported: 7/4/2001 19:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Independence, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 sec.
I was in the presence of an "aluminum" looking triangle "aircraft" that was very loud, moved very smoothly and ws flying very low .

At 7:30 pm on the 4th of July, it was still very light - I was in my back yard and heard a very loud, low "jet aircraft" sound. I was startled as it seemed very low, very close and very loud. The sound "appeared" immediately before the sighting. I looked up and saw it coming into my view over the tree tops, it passed over my head and watched it "fly" out of sight. It never hovered and it was not moving at an abnormally fast speed and the movement was very smooth. For as loud and large as it was, it didn't seem to be going very fast. The sighting took about 15 sec. It was in the shape of a triangle - a "brushed aluminum" looking material - with 2 flashing red lights on the tip of the "wings". It was moving forward. It had a wide "acoridan" design on the underside. It was a very "strange" experience and I "knew" immediately that I had just seen something very unusual. Background: I have recently moved to the midwest from Houston, I am a middleclass, white female, mother and grandmother, single and am totally sane and have never seen anything "unusual" before no have no desire to go looking for unusual people or things or to have contact with "aliens". But I DO believe I saw something that is NOT a US aircraft.