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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/10/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 08/10/1998 22:00)
Reported: 12/13/2006 9:43:48 PM 21:43
Posted: 12/14/2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 minutes
Huge Flying Black Triangle

This event happened around 8 years ago. I was with two friends of mine talking in our development outside our houses. At the time were High School students just talking about life.

As we were talking we noticed a helicopter object that seemed to be hovering by the Blue Mountain. We assumed at first it was Life Lion (the local helicopter rescue service) trying to save someone around the mountain. What surprised us was the amount of time it hovered about the mountain. I was used to Life Lion rushing to a scene and then rushing back to the hospital. But it wasn't the case here. So I pointed it out in our conversation we were having and then realized the object was coming our direction, which we thought was normal because we were on the way to the hospital.

Then things got strange. The speed of the object increased and it seemed to be upon us in moments. Now at the time, I was taking flying lessons and I knew nothing could move that fast except a jet, and a very fast jet at that. It would have to be approaching Mach 1 to be able to move from the mountain to us in mere seconds.

As it quickly approached we saw the object wasn't a helicopter at all but something quite different. As it approached we saw that it had 3 points and was shaped like a triagle.

As it got closer we realized that the object was HUGE and very low. The object was more of a isosceles triangle with the front point the brightest.

The object was about a football field long and 50 yards wide.

When it came upon us we thought it would fly over because it was moving so fast but then slowed to a crawl. It came right above us at about 200 to 300 feet. It made very little noise if any noise at all. I kinda remember a hum though.

At this point we were in shock of the object because it had stopped with its brightest front point right above us.

A few seconds past and then the bright front point of the ship shot a spot light on the street in front of us. I can only describe it as human made spot light. Everything about this object seemed completely outstanding except the light. It just seemed like a spot light.

Needless to say my companions and myself were not going to stay put and test the theory out. So we ran for cover. I ran to a basketball pole and by the time I got there I realized that the light stopped. I looked up and the object was then heading South-East towards Hershey.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))