|Occurred : 3/19/2008 05:30 (Entered as : 03/19/2008 05:30)
Reported: 3/19/2008 9:15:21 AM 09:15
Location: Lenhartsville Exit (Interstate 78), PA
|Truck driver witnesses peculiar object hovering over empty field in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
I am a truck driver that this morning had my very first UFO sighting in my life. I don't know if you receive information about sightings and will use this to collaborate with other sightings; or if this is of any interest at all. However, I was traveling close to my home on Route I-78 westbound just west of the Lenhartsville Exit in Windsor Township of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
It was approximately 5:30 am and still dark. Approximately 2 miles in the distance I saw very bright lights and thought nothing of it. MediVac helicopters travel over my house frequently as I live close to Lehigh Valley Hospital and generally disregard them. As I got closer, impossible as it seemed, the bright lights grew even brighter.
When approximately 100 yards away the shape became clear in the dark. It hovered over a grassy field on the left side of the four lane highway and was between 100 to 200 feet above the ground. I could make out the shape and could see that the object was hovering without making the noise that helicopters make. The shape of the object was like that of an arrowhead and three lights illuminated from the bottom with a red light in the center of the bottom of the object. The red light didn't flash like typical strobe aircraft lights; it came on and went off slowly.
The entire time the object hovered and did not move. I did not not have my CB radio on as it has not been working so I was unable to determine if other drivers saw what I did.
Subsequently my wife checked the local newspaper for anything partaining to a UFO sighting. Nothing was mentioned; however, a couple of miles after sighting the object I came across an accident where one truck driver rear ended another which tied up traffic. I couldn't help but wonder if this driver had been distracted by the same object because judging by the degree of damage he hit the truck infront of him at quite a high rate of speed. I had a tough time keeping my eyes on the road while being awe-struck and disbelieving what I was seeing. Also, there had been another accident a short distance further down the road.
I don't know if this is helpful to you or not. I do know that what I saw was not a MediVac helicopter or any other flying object I've seen before.
Please feel free to contact me on my cell phone should you want to discuss the matter further.
((name deleted)) March 18 2008 484-((number deleted)) ((e0address deleted))
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and he seemed to us to be quite credible. PD))