|Occurred : 8/18/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 08/18/03 2300)
Reported: 8/25/2003 9:30:56 AM 09:30
Location: Rockerville, SD
|two triangles in the night sky
on the way back from the fair on the evening of aug. 18th i observed two objects in the sky about a 500 ft. in the air. my mother noticed the lights first. they were stationary with blinking lights on the corners. the middle light stayed constant, about the brightness of Mars which was also visible to the east. the closer we got to them they better we could see that they were not moving. i was in the back seat of the car and i rolled the window down to listen for noise of any kind. i was in the army as a scout and i can was trained to tell aircraft. i thought they were blackhawks just hovering there but there was not a sound. they were about 100yds off the road so if it were a helicopter you could hear them. you could see that they were darker than the surrounding darkness. they were triangle shaped with three lights one on each of the corners. i was not scared just curious. that night i could here alot of animal activity. the coyotes were howling and barking most of the night. i also noticed alot of military activity. we have an air base that has a bomber group stationed there. that night and on following nights there has been alot of fast movers coming and going(F-15s).