|Occurred : 5/15/2010 20:30 (Entered as : 05/15/10 20:30)
Reported: 7/31/2010 6:26:27 AM 06:26
Location: Meldrim (closest municipality), GA
|Saw triangular object with red and white lights hovering over the interstate.
My wife and I were driving from Savannah to Statesboro on I-16W. Just as we were passing I-95 we saw, way out ahead of us, three lights a red light with a white light to the right and left of it just above the tree line. Initially we thought that it was an airplane, but then we noticed that it was not moving. Then we figured that it was a tower of some sort, but there were no lights above it or below it like on the legs of a microwave or water tower.
We kept watching the object for about 12-15 minutes until we finally got right up to it, at Exit 143. The object was almost directly above the interstate, just to the south side and maybe 300-500 feet up. I slowed the car down to a crawl and rolled the window down and miraculously we weren’t rear-ended by the cars behind us. I could hear no engine sounds and felt/heard no propeller wash, as from a helicopter. From underneath the object we saw three large circular red lights in a line and perpendicular to that line was a curved line of red lights. In between the red lights there were smaller circular lights which I believe were white in color. At the eastern end of the object (the side we approached from, which I believe to be the front of the object) we saw what appeared to be to spot lights pointed east and angled slightly toward the ground.
After we passed by the object I immediately called my father (an Air Force vet who grew up on US Marine bases) and asked him if he knew of anything that could fit the description. Dad could not tell me about anything that fit that description. My wife and I quickly sped up and turned around at the first opportunity (Exit 137) to try to get a picture of it. The object was out of our sight for two to three minutes while we turned around. When we got back to the place where we passed beneath the object, it was gone without a trace.
I am pretty familiar with military and civilian aircraft, fixed and rotary wing alike, having grown up in a military family and around air bases/air ports. I haven’t the faintest clue what this object was, where it came from, or where it went. Any suggestions?