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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/30/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 10/30/05 21:30)
Reported: 1/12/2007 12:38:33 PM 12:38
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Shape: Triangle
Duration:25 minutes
solid triangle with white lights and no sound hovered and glided

I am a senior -level executive at a major media company and I hesitated for several months to contact any organization regarding this siting because I was convinced that what I saw was a military aircraft. I first contacted the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago in 2006. I am reporting it here because I am still perplexed by what I saw.

It was a clear Fall evening in Silver Spring, Maryland and I was reading a book in my den. The window shades were pulled up and the windows were open because it was a relatively warm night. Above the treeline, I spotted what appeared to be a star or planet that seemed to be unusually bright. I glanced at the object from time to time between reading the book and listening to my teenage kids who were home at the time. I grew slightly intrigued by the object because it appeared to be hovering while the other stars seemed fixed in there locations and an occassional plane would fly by in the distance. I thought it may have been a helicopter but the there were no red lights, blue lights or search beams that I associate with helicopters. Downtown Silver Spring is an very urban area located 5 minutes from Washington, D.C., so helicopters are not an unusual sight at all.

The object disappeared below the tree line and re-appeared about two minutes later. I called my then 17-year old daughter and asked her to look out the window and tell me what she saw. Her first words were, "what in the world is that?" She stated that the lights were not like anything ahe had seen. And, she was right. The lights were white but had a halo effect that seemed to indicate that they were pulsating. There was a slightly bluish tint to them also.

The object appeared to be 500 ft above ground level not even a quarter of a mile from the the house. For 25 minutes I watched it(my daughter did not want to watch it anymore)hover, glide horizontally, rise vertically, but never leave the area.

Suddenly, it began to glide towards the house (I say glide because it was not flying like a helicopter or a plane.)

I called my father who lives six blocks away and asked him to go outside a look in the sky and tell me if he saw anything unusual. He said he wasn't sure but there were so many stars out that night. While I was talking to him the object glided above the corner lot located two houses from our house. It then glided over my neighbors house at tree-level, probably not three hundred feet above ground. I was amazed at what I saw. It was a black triangle about 3/4 the size of a football field. It was definitely a solid object. It made absolutely no sound at all. I know this because it passed over my roof while I was outside in my front yard. Again, it was a very clear night. It then disappeared, I guess that is way I can describe it but I don't know. Let's just say that I could not see it anymore. I called my newsroom and local stations. No reports had been received.

The next day, I approaced my neighbor and before I could say anything she asked me if I had seen the object. She stated that she had never seen anything like it and, in fact, she and her friend tried to follow it down our street but it vanished in the sky. Again, I have no idea what this object was, but it was an experience I will never forget.


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