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Occurred : 10/17/2003 19:30 (Entered as : 10/17/2003 19:30)
Reported: 10/21/2003 6:05:03 AM 06:05
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Venice, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
Triangular craft spotted over Venice, FL

While stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Jacaranda Blvd. and Rt. 776, I noticed a triangular shaped craft heading due west. It was flying quite low at about 5,000-7,000 feet. It was a cool night and I had the window open and there was no noticeable sound. Although the sky had darkened, there was still enough light left to see that there was no vapor trail behind it. It was definitely a triangle with 2 blinking slivery-blue lights on 2 of the apices and one white light on the front apex. The 2 other lights blinked in synch with each other. I am familiar with the usual flight patterns around here. I also know that the airport in Venice, FL is only for small private plane. This craft was not coming in for a landing as there is no airport in the direction in which is was heading. Also there was no airport it could have taken off from that could explain its really low altitude. I could tell it was black in color from what little light was left in the sky. This thing must've been seen by many others in that area because the intersection was really busy with traffic. The fact that there was no sound and no vapor trail, its low altitude and relatively slow speed moving from east to west toward the Gulf tells me that this was no ordinary craft.