|Occurred : 1/27/2005 19:00 (Entered as : 01/27/2005 19:00)
Reported: 1/29/2005 8:37:02 AM 08:37
Location: Abingdon, MD
|object emitting a brilliant solid white light beam in a reverse triangle pattern
I was observing stars on a cold and clear night out back of my house at approximately 1900. My attention was suddenly drawn to an object up at a very high altitude and directly overhead emitting a brilliant solid white light beam in front of it. The light was in a reversed triangular pattern coming from the object. A commercial aircraft started to approach the area and immediately the brilliant solid white light went out and all I could see was a very faint white light moving quickly forward towards the approaching commercial aircraft. It actually passed the commercial aircraft but at a much higher altitude. I finally lost sight of the object as it was traveling away faster and in the opposite direction of the approaching commercial aircraft. I had a chance to compare object to the commercial aircraft as they passed and noted no flashing lights and no sound. I did hear the sound from the commercial aircraft and of course it had flashing lights. I suspect object may have been a military aircraft but I'm not sure.