|Occurred : 7/15/1995 23:00 (Entered as : 07/15/95 23:00)
Reported: 3/14/2011 12:15:34 PM 12:15
Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti),
|Sighting during 1995 US Army contingent during United Nations Mission in Haiti
This is the first of two incidents that I can tell you folks about, this event occurred during the summer and into the fall of 1995, when I was in the US Army assigned to the United Nations Mission in Haiti.
When I was in the US Army, I was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment S-2 and along with other soldiers in the various S shops worked the Tactical Operations Center (TOC), with rotating shifts working one of three shifts: morning shift (0600 to 1400), evening shift (1400 to 2200), and night shift (2200 to 0600).
One night (I think it was in August ’95), while working my rotation on night shift, as people often do, I had to use the bathroom which consisted of a porta-potty a minutes’ walk from the TOC. Now, as I was in there doing my business, I was looking out of a small window in the top of the plastic wall of the porta-potty, which was missing the plastic mesh that was supposed to keep bugs out, I notice odd lights in the sky. The lights consisted of four diamond shaped lights parallel to the horizon, two on the top and two on the bottom. The two on the bottom were spaced farther apart than the two on top, they didn’t change, although the colors seemed to, and which is I think what caught my attention initially. I wondered what the hell these lights were as I finished my business and looked at them as I made my way back to the TOC to resume my station at the S2 section of the TOC.
Later that night, of course, I had another trip to the latrine, and still the lights were there. All that night I noticed them, with one of the times I was watching them with another soldier as I told him of them, I suddenly thought to lay down to eliminate me moving inadvertently as I stood there watching them, and I noticed a few other things. They were not stationary in the sky; they seemed to me to move very quickly around what seemed to me in the sky a specific point. And the other thing I noticed after the soldier I was with saw it for himself; he found another one on the horizon. After I looked at it, I returned my gaze to the one I had been looking at all night, and I noticed another one to my left on the horizon.
I thought of it then as the one I first saw being 0 degrees, with the one my fellow soldier saw being 90 degrees to the right, and the second one I saw opposite the one he found being 270 degrees. For shits and giggles I assumed there must be one at 180 degrees and sure enough it was there. They all had the same four lights in the same configuration, with colors changing that if you were looking at them for a time you would notice, but not if you just glimpsed at them. And they all moved jerkily in the sky like the first one did around a fixed point in the sky. I watched it a few moments, then got up and went back into the TOC.
They weren’t there the next night, but I noticed them there every couple of nights, with one night something else occurred to me: that they seemed to be trying to imitate what the stars in the sky look like at night (especially with how the colors of the lights worked), and that made me think of a sort of observation post (actually, cover and concealment is what occurred to me) to watch us while not being an apparent threat by being part of the back drop of the night sky. I noticed them for a few more weeks, but by the end of October 1995, I didn’t see them anymore.
I have seen them since, but very seldom, and only one group in the sky.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))