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Occurred : 1/23/1997 18:30 (Entered as : 01/23/1997 18:30)
Reported: 1/23/2005 4:28:40 PM 16:28
Posted: 1/27/2005
Location: North Kingstown, RI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes
1/23/97: Huge black triangle w/ rearguard heli, sighted over deserted Rte.1A in RI, drifts overhead & out to Sea.

This is NOT a joke, even though the date for some reason is the same as today's date/ it just happened by 'coincidence?' Anyway, was driving north on deserted Rte. 1A in N.Kingstown, Saunderstown area, just south of Jamestown Bridge entrance, when spotted 4 prs of small white lights to the NW, moving slowly in my direction in the clear nite sky. Pulled over, got out and watched a huge triangular object drift over my head just above some tall trees, moving SE from NW. Blanked out nite sky above me. The strange part: it was being followed by a small helicopter w/ brite flashing red light, which made usual HELI. sound. The triangle,which looked more like a huge manta-ray, w/ short triangular tail, emitted no sound/was 2-ft.ball fields wide/moving at maybe 20mph, the heli. 1/2 mile behind it. The feeling was very ominous,meant to re- port sooner/have had nitemares re-this/nobody here believes me...

the 4- prs white lites were under the 3 main points of tri., the 4th under the"tail" which protruded from rear,making object almost quadrilinear.It&its helirearguard faded to the Southeast,moving slowly out over Narr.Bay,to the Atlantic Ocean.