|Occurred : 10/10/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 10/10/2008 20:00)
Reported: 10/10/2008 5:35:59 PM 17:35
Location: Moon Township, PA
|unknown rectangular shaped aircraft with bright lights seen over Rt. 60 near Pittsburgh International Airport, definitely NOT a plane
I was making my way home from work in Robinson Township at approximately 8 PM, and I was traveling north on Route 60 near the Pittsburgh International Airport. I travel this road everyday, taking it to school and to work. I am used to seeing airplanes fly right over the highway to come in for landings at the airport, which sits just off the highway. I also know what an airplane looks like when it is flying at night, and am aware of the blinking lights that an airplane has on its underside and on its wings. Tonight though, on my way home, something strange happened. I was coming up on the airport like I said, and I saw a very bright white light off in the distance to my left. I thought it was just an airplane that was on its way in to land, however; at times it seemed as if it wasn’t really moving at all. Like it was almost hovering off in the distance, but the lights were very bright, even with it being a ways off in the distance. I saw it began making its way closer and closer to the highway eventually, all the while still thinking that it was just an airplane. But once I traveled past the airport on the highway, I realized that it was coming it at such an angle that it couldn’t have been heading to the airport, because the airport was now behind me and this object was traveling perpendicular to the highway, not back towards the airport at an angle. As this object got closer to the highway, and was about to fly over the highway, I was making my way underneath an overpass and I was directly under the object and I looked up and knew immediately that this was no airplane, or any other aircraft that I have seen before in my life. It was traveling directly above the road that was the overpass and continuing to my right down that road over some trees. I believe it was Moon Clinton Road. It appeared to be rectangular, but also could have been a saucer shape, due to the brightness of the lights I could not tell. The best way I can describe its shape was maybe rectangular on the sides with roun! ded corn ers. It had very bright lights coming out of it. I became very frightened by it because I knew this was nothing I had ever seen before, and sped up. I looked away at the road, and when I turned back to look at it again, it was gone. I called 911 and reported it right away because I was freaked out by it, and knew it was not an airplane, and also due to its close proximity to the airport, I did not know if it was of any harm to anyone or any other aircraft. I thank you for taking the time to read my report, and hope that someone has an answer as to what this was that I saw tonight.