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Occurred : 12/5/2005 17:25 (Entered as : 12/05/05 17:25)
Reported: 12/6/2005 1:33:48 PM 13:33
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Richland, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 seconds
Triangle over Richland, WA

At about 17:25, I was catching a ride from the office with my co-worker. As we pulled into a quiet neighbourhood where I live, I noticed two lights overhead, pretty bright but not blinding. They seemed like regular airplane lights. However, as we continued driving, about 10 seconds later the object was right above and to the right of our car, giving me a perfect view. It seemed huge. To be honest, I've never seen anything like that before. It was triangular-shaped, with 3 dim blue lights at each tip, with a steady-glowing red one in the center.

It slowly howered over the car at about 1,000 feet and gave me the strangest feeling. "Awe" is a good word to describe it, I think.

This is the first time I've seen something I could not rationally explain. It made no sound whatsoever. My friend, who saw it but couldn't observe it well enough due to the fact he was driving, suggested it was an airplane. When we stopped not even 10 seconds later to get out of the car and have a better look at it, it has already vanished. What puzzles me, is the fact that it was moving so slowly, that it should have been still right above us when we got out. The skies were clear, and there are no big trees in the neightbourhood to obstruct the view.

There is a pretty big Interstate highway junction (actually, currently under construction for expansion) half a mile away.

The object reminded me of the famous "Triangles" seend in Belgium in the 90's. To this moment I'm in a state of excitement, for this is the first time in my life I saw something I could not explain. A true UFO encounter :)