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Occurred : 8/20/2008 03:30 (Entered as : 08/20/08 03:30)
Reported: 2/14/2009 3:52:21 PM 15:52
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 seconds
Large triangular craft soundlessly moving slowly at low altitude in large metropolitan area.

I live in a garden style condo. community of 173 units just outside of Wash. D.C. I awoke about 3:30am because I had to go to the bathroom but didn't get up immediately. As I lay there, I was on my left side facing a large double window a few feet away. As I lay there a large triangular craft passed over the roof of my unit passing over the roof of the the units directly across the courtyard from where I was and then I lost sight of it. I would estimate the altitude of this craft to be no more than five-hundred feet and it was traveling in a north-easterly direction. It was moving slowly and I estimated the speed to be in the neighborhood of thirty-five miles per hour, give or take. I didn't make any sound that I could detect. I would estimate the size of the craft to be about three-hundred feet on a side; maybe a little larger.

Although this happened in the middle of the night, the sky does not get really dark here because of all the lighting in the area so I saw the craft fairly well. It appeared to be flat-black against the lighter sky and there were low intensity lights at the points of the triangle. There were no visible windows that I could see but I only had a view of the bottom of the craft. The best way I can describe the movement is that it appeared to just slide effortlessly across the sky rather than fly as would a conventional aircraft. I told one other person who lives in the community about the incident but I could tell I wasn't believed so I kept it to myself. I would have reported the incident to a Government agency but I know how that would go so I didn't bother. I can state that this craft did not depend on air moving over the surface to keep it airborne because it was traveling far too slow for that to be a factor. I can also state that whatever technology this craft possessed was far advanced to anything that I am aware that this country or any other country currently employs.

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