|Occurred : 4/11/2012 21:58 (Entered as : 04/11/12 21:58)
Reported: 4/13/2012 9:07:00 PM 21:07
Location: Casselton, ND
|Traingle with 3 lights near the points
I and my 9 year-old daughter were sitting at a campfire in our backyard and looking at the stars. It was a totally clear evening with no clouds or moon in sight. We were looking towards the southeastern sky observing a distance jet aircraft that was moving eastbound. Suddenly I observed coming from east to west a blur or smudge of lights. For a brief instant I thought a group of meteors were striking the atmosphere simultaneously, at least until my eyes become focused better on the blur of greyish-white lights. When my eyes were focused completely, I saw an equilateral triangle directly over me moving rapidly to the northwest, but more westerly. The triangle had 3 dimly-lit lights near the points of the triangle. I did not notice the color of the craft; however, my daughter thought it was black. She also asserted that the points on the triangle were rounded as opposed to sharp. The experience was only 3-5 seconds in length before the craft was out of sight, so each of our brains could only process a limited amount of information.
The craft made no noise that we could hear. Because I do not know the size of the craft, it is difficult for me to assess the height and velocity. If it was the length of a mid-sized commercial jet liner, then I would guess that this craft was about 1000 feet about us and moving perfectly straight at 150-200 mph. I will e-mail a Power Point graphic if requested.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. Age 9 years. We are unable to contact the source of the report, in order to request that he submit an illustration. PD))