|Occurred : 2/8/2005 18:15 (Entered as : 02/08/2005 18:15)
Reported: 2/13/2005 7:24:19 AM 07:24
Location: Owings Mills, MD
|Black triangular object without any lights, extremely low speed, approx 400ft off of ground, no sound, right over densly populated area
I an a software engineering mgr. for Lockheed Martin, 48 yrs old, with significant experience with military aircraft. I was laying on the trampoline in our backyard looking straight up when I noticed the stars being blotted out by something. Conditions were clear directly above me, no moon, very dark sky. There was a light cloud layer to the north approx. 800 - 1000 feet high.
I focused on the craft and could see it was about 400 feet above me. Completely dark with a very light grayish V along the botton. It was going very, very slowly and there was no sound what so ever. There was also no masking noises in the area to block any sound it might have been making. It was moving south to north very slowly. It was extremely difficult to see and although it was very close, it was very, very dark. It had no lights of any kind. No wingtip markers, no strobes, no anti-collision lights. There was significant commercial air traffic in the air and it was flying right under the landing path for BWI aircraft as it traveled north.
As it passed over I got off of the trampoline and walked to the hillside to get a rear view. When it was between myself and the cloud layer it was almost completely triangular. I would have thought it was an Stealth Fighter F-117 but the tail was not serated, and it was flying way, way too slowly and with out any marker lights. I had a good low angle view to its rear and still saw no marker lights.
I thought I should report it. A thousand of these could have flown over my house and I would never have seen them. It was extremely difficult to see. I have seen stealth aircraft at airshows, both in the air and on the ground, but this was totally silent and only going perhaps 30 or 40 mph. It would have passed directly under BWI landing pattern traffic landing that night from the north, NW of Baltimore.