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Occurred : 5/7/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 05/07/11 21:00)
Reported: 5/11/2011 7:26:55 AM 07:26
Posted: 5/12/2011
Location: Charleston, ME
Shape: Other
Two slow moving very bright triangular shaped craft flying over treetops

On May 7, 2011 at 9:30 in the evening while sitting on my sofa I saw through my window two large very bright circular lights coming down my driveway toward my house. The lights were slightly smaller than the size of a full moon; they were white with a tinge of red and appeared as though a 747 was making a crash-landing in my yard. I yelled to a friend and ran out of the front door to look at the approaching lights. I quickly realized that the two lights were two separate flying vehicles very close together; in fact, it appeared at one moment that they were going to touch but did not. As I looked upward, I could see two distinct triangle shaped crafts flying just over the treetops perhaps 150-200 feet above the ground. They were moving about the speed of a person walking—they approached from the east and as I stood in my yard, the first triangle moved slightly toward me in a northward direction about 20 feet. Both the vehicles had very bright whitish lights ! at the tips of each triangle that seemed to be moving in a searchlight motion. When one of the craft was directly over my head, a beam of white light surrounded me as if it were daylight, yet a slightly different frequency of light, one that seemed like neither sunlight nor any type of headlight. From the vantage point I could see up into the triangle, appearing a bit like a pyramid shape, the points were evenly space; I think it is called an isosceles triangle. Between the bright lights on the tips were smaller round shaped lights perhaps 8-10 of them on each of the three lines of the triangle, I could notice shapes inside each of these lights. (I thought later that they might be telescopes) There was also a green and reddish light but I could not from this perspective see the direct source of the colors. At that moment, I believed I was witnessing something that was “Other-Worldly”. I felt no motion of air despite the closeness of the vehicles nor did I smell anything lik! e exhaust fumes. There was the sound of an engine, more like machinery , a very low frequency rumble, not very loud, yet I could feel the power. The crafts continued the slow flight over the treetops and turned slightly south heading south, southwest out of sight. My friend was now outside with me; she was also in disbelief and said that I seemed to be in the middle of the beam of light as it passed over me. The entire encounter lasted perhaps 80 seconds, yet it seems longer. I made an effort to be more observant, however, I was paralyzed with fear and astonishment; it was two days before I could get to sleep. I called my neighbor and the phone rang and rang and she ran into the house picked up the phone and said, "Yes I saw the lights over your house!"