|Occurred : 4/12/2007 20:45 (Entered as : 04/12/07 20:45)
Reported: 4/14/2007 11:42:22 PM 23:42
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
|Triangular light configuration indicated low flying hover-craft in fog and snow above Powers Blvd.
I was driving south on Powers Blvd in Colorado Springs, headed to the current/new airport to pick up friends who were flying in that evening. The weather was foggy with a fair amount of snow beginning to fall, accompanied by a moderate breeze. I'd stopped at a stoplight, located near the old Colorado Springs airport. To my left (east), about 50 or 60 feet above the ground, I saw 3 identical, white colored, down shining lights (appearing similar to those housed in recessed "can" lighting fixtures); they were very, VERY slowly, smoothly hover-gliding forward, together. Two slender blue-colored bars of light were positioned behind, and perpendicular to the "nose" light, but within the boundaries of the triangular configuration formed by the larger 3 white lights. There may have been a small red light located between and/or just behind the blue bar shaped lights. Due to the time of night and poor weather conditions, I could not see the body of the craft... just the lights on its under belly.
At first, I thought the lights were reflections on my windshield, but I couldn't determine their source. I looked at other drivers around me to see if they had noticed the lights but they appeared to be oblivious as the weather/visability was poor and the drivers were concentrating on the stoplight, waiting for it to change from red to green.
The thick fog and snowfall reflected the street and city lights to provide a sort of overall orange glow. Thinking that the lights were reflections, I remained still, using the frame of my windshield to verfiy that the lights were indeed moving, and that they weren't reflections. The lights continued to glide, VERY slowly, foward.
The 3 lights formed an elongated, triangle configuration; one round light in front ("leading" the direction of movement), with 2 identical round lights behind. The overall size was approximately the size of an USAF F4 or F15. Since all the lights moved with identical speed and direction at the same time, it seemed probable that they were attached to one body. There was no noise and the craft's movement left the fog and snowflakes undisturbed.
After moving forward, the hovering craft paused, then VERY slowly, smoothly made a slight banking action to it's right, then slowly and smoothly, (without rotating)it drifted in an easterly direction, to disappear, uncerimoniously into the fog and snowfall.
The craft's hovering was steady and constant, without bounce, shake, waver, list, or yaw; it moved much smoother than a helicopter, seemingly unaffected by the poor weather conditions. It reminded me of a British Harrier, but, again, its movement was much, much slower, unwavering and smoother than that type of craft. The only movement that I can equate this craft's with are those displayed by some 3D computer generated and animated "futuristic" design aircraft... only this one was real.