|Occurred : 1/27/2009 06:00 (Entered as : 1/27/09 6:00)
Reported: 2/4/2009 6:45:29 AM 06:45
Location: Christiansburg, VA
Duration:around a minute
|Low flying triangle object moving at a slow speed
On 1/27/09 I took my dogs out to do their business. I live in Christiansburg, Va. It was 6 am and fairly clear. Sunrise wouldn’t be for almost an hour. I heard a funny noise above me, like a low rushing sound, and looked up and saw 3 steady white lights forming a perfect triangle. In the center was a flashing reddish light. It was very large and very low. It moved slow, to slow for a jet. I’d say it was at about 500 ft. It was pitch black against the sky. It was around 100ft between lights.
I’m a airplane buff and my first thought was, it must be a B-2 on a training mission, But the more I thought about it, I knew it that couldn’t be as the triangle of lights was to large and perfect. Running lights on a B-2 wouldn’t form a perfect triangle. I did some research on navigation lights and haven’t found anything that would match up too what I saw. A jet would have been louder. I could barely hear it when it went almost right over my head moving off to the southeast.
I’d like to know what I saw.