|Occurred : 5/24/1996 20:45 (Entered as : 05/24/1996 20:45)
Reported: 11/8/2004 8:32:43 PM 20:32
Location: Mint Hill, NC
|Triangle shape silently hovering just over the trees and houses
I was driving on Lawyers Road coming from Albemarle Road. It was dusk about 8:45pm and I had my 2 boys with me. The area is well populated with houses with wooded lots. Right along the road, about 25 feet above the trees, I saw a huge aircraft. I said to my son, "Look, what is that?" The aircraft seemed to be at least as big as half of a football field. I was traveling about 35 mph and was passing this thing. It made no noise and just was hovering there above the houses. I slowed down to get a better look. It was dark gray. It was triangular shaped and I could see a white light at the end of the wing on the underside. It was so low and large that I couldn't see the other wing. I remember a red light in the middle of it. It was so close to me that I could see the square panels and what looked like the rivets that held it together. I drove to the shopping center on the corner of Margarit Wallace Road about 1/4 a mile down the road and pulled in to wait for it to fly over. It never did. I wanted to drive back but my kids were frightened so I went home. I never called the police or anyone to report it. I didn't think anyone would believe me. If I were close to a military base I would have thought it was some kind of test plane because it resembled a stealth bomber but Charlotte has none closeby and I don't think Mint Hill is where they would test fly. I watched the news that night and the next morning to see if the sighting would have been on. Nothing. I know someone else had to have seen it. It was so huge and so close to the ground.
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