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Occurred : 1/4/2011 02:50 (Entered as : 01/04/11 2:50)
Reported: 1/4/2011 2:08:26 AM 02:08
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Vincennes, IN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 min.
I witnessed a short-duration, triangle-shaped UFO in Vincennes, IN on Tuesday 01/04/11 at 2:50 a.m.

After working nightshift, at approximately 2:50 a.m., on Tuesday, the 4th of January, 2011 I and my riding partner had just returned home, in Vincennes, Indiana, and were walking to the front door of the apartment house where we both live. I was walking slower than him, as I was smoking, and looking up at the stars.

I was looking in a SW direction, at a bright star, or pehaps it is Venus or Mercury; I do not know, but I turned and looked to the East, at the Big Dipper, and then turned back to look again at the bright star/planet, when to the SSW, at approximately a 30 degree angle, I saw 6 evenly spaced white lights, at angles, approaching in a ENE direction, and then make a sudden banking turn left, or counterclockwise, much like a kite might turn, back towards the SW.

I got a full view of the bottom of the object, which was triangle-shaped, without the points, dark with single white lights on either side of the three blunt ends, and a circle of approximately ten to twelve lesser white lights about half way towards the middle.

The turn was impossibly tight, silent and very fluid; Too tight to be any kind of aircraft I have ever seen, and I have seen many, having spent ten years as a flying crewchief in the U.S. Air Force, as well as growing up within a mile of a busy airport.

I was able to see the object quite vividly, as it was silouetted in front of a thin white cloud cover, almost like a light fog, moving in from the South, and it actually moved into the clouds, immediately after turning.

I ran to the front door of the apartment house, still trying to watch the object, and called my friend to come back and see it, when someone turned on a fairly powerful spotlight on the ground, approximately SSW of my position, and shined it straight up at the object. The object and spotlight positions could not have been more than a half-mile from where I was standing.

By the time my friend got back outside, the object had moved into the clouds sufficiently that it was no longer visible, and the spotlight was turned off, so that my friend saw nothing, unfortunately.

We scanned the entire sky, hoping to see the object, or anything else that might be in the area, but saw nothing else.

I would like to note that in the month I have been living at my present address, I have not seen any low-flying aircraft, and concluded that there is no airport of any type near this town, but this may not be an accurate accessment.

I made a crude drawing of the event, and will attempt to scan it into my laptop, and include it with this written statement.