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Occurred : 9/5/2006 21:00 (Entered as : 09/05/06 21:00)
Reported: 5/16/2007 8:03:24 AM 08:03
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Fairborn, OH
Shape: Triangle
Duration:about 30 seconds
Black Triangle Clearly Spotted In Ohio

Sometime in the fall of 2006 around 9 p.m. I went out back to lock up the garage for the night. It was a cool, clear, pleasant evening so I stood outside in the back yard for a minute or two enjoying the breeze and looking at the stars. It was very dark outside, except for the normal lights associated with houses and streetlights. Living right next to an air force base, I also have the occasion to see and hear many planes everyday, and for a while that is exactly what I thought this object was. As I am standing there, I see what appears to be a white and bluish-to bluish-green light each one flashing alternately very close together way in the distance up in the sky. At this point I could not see anything structural, it was at a very far distance at this point. I do not know if this was the top, bottom, or side of the object which had the flashing lights. My first impression was that they were the lights you would normally associate with airplanes sometimes as they come in for a landing. Something about them seemed unusual to me; the weird blue color wasn’t what I was used to seeing, and the speed of the strobe was way off. The flashing lights were much faster and also much brighter than I have ever seen on any airplane.

I stood there watching it out of curiosity at that point, thinking that naturally if it is a plane, it’s heading for the Air Force base, and that meant it would have to generally head in a direction and path that was familiar to me from watching airplanes take off and land in the same place for years. I thought this might afford me a better look at what kind of airplane it was. As it kept getting closer, I thought for sure that it was going to head toward the base, but instead of turning toward the base, it was proceeding directly toward my general location. When it got within my field of vision and I could make it out clearly, I could only see the bottom of the object, and the outline of the overall shape, which was triangular, and the color of the triangle was a non-reflective black. It was so black that I could make it out against the contrast of the night sky. The white and bluish lights were not flashing or blinking at this time that I could see, but there were lights on the bottom of the object. A small, round, white light was in each corner of the triangular shaped object, with a larger red light in the center of it, which may have been concave. The white lights on the tips of the triangle remained constant, they did not flash or dim , however the red light in the middle seemed to glow or pulse very slowly.

At this point I still did not completely understand what I was looking at, because it was flying very low, lower than airplanes are allowed to fly, I know that. And it was moving very slowly in a perfectly horizontal fashion. The smooth slow glide of the object put me in the mind of the idea of pushing something heavy on the ice and watching it slowly glide across in a level straight line. That it what this object appeared to do . It passed overhead maybe one or two houses east of my location, but nearly directly overhead. It had to be less than 300’ ft in the air, it was so close I felt like I could have hit it with a rock, had I thrown one at it.

As it glided over the houses, I opened the gate and quickly walked to the front yard to continue observing the object. It just continued in a level, straight line in a southeasterly direction, and I observed it until it was out of sight, about 30 seconds to a minute I would say total observation from the time I could first visually make it out until the time that it was out of my field of vision. I kept thinking that something wasn’t right, and it wasn’t until it was almost out of sight that I realized that not only had it passed lower and slower than any airplane I had ever seen, but it also never made any noise at all. None. Not a single rumble, vibration or hum. Completely silent.

When it was out of sight, I went back into the house. I thought I might hear something about other people sighting the same thing, but nothing was ever mentioned by anyone or any news organization as far as I know. I am an ordained minister, and stay at home dad. I don’t want any trouble or publicity, I just wanted to tell the truth about what I saw.

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

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))