|Occurred : 7/15/1982 23:00 (Entered as : 07/15/1982 23:00)
Reported: 9/17/2005 10:50:45 AM 10:50
Location: Land Between the Lakes, KY
|Black triangle hovers over western Kentucky wilderness.
We were camping in the Land Between the Lakes area of Western Kentucky on the Kentucky Lake side. Around 11:00 pm (23:00 hours) we noticed lights over the lake. At first we though it was barge traffic. We noted that the lights were moving towards the near shore and not up lake as barges usually do. We knew that something was very different when the lights came ashore.
The craft was approxamately 600 yards from our position and slightly below us, we were atop a ridge looking down. The object was triangular in shape, black with lights on each corner that changed through the entire spectuum every 3 to 5 seconds. The top of the object was very slighthly pyramidal in shape. The object was roughly 200 feet on a side, with the top raising about 10 feet in the center. There were several "ports" on the top of the craft through which we could see movement backlit by blue lights. Occasionaly a beam of light would be emitted from under the craft and illuminate the ground under the ship.
The object hovered in palce over the clearing for almost 40 minutes. It was almost in a "station keeping" mode and drifted no more than 20 feet from it's original position. It was silent for the most part, we occasionally heard a low humming sound.
After about 45 minutes we noted it rising vertically. It rose very slowly at first, at an altitude of roughhly 500 feet it began to accelerate, still verticaly. Over the next minute it shot straight skyward, dissaperaing from sight directly overhead. It never made a sound.
We observed the craft with naked eyes, binoculars, and attempted photography with a 400 mm lens. We could observe the craft with through the camera, but all photos were badly "overexposed", the entire roll of film was a loss.
To this day we seldom speak of the exprience and still cannot explain what we saw.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))