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Occurred : 5/14/2013 21:00 (Entered as : 05/14/2013 21:00)
Reported: 5/18/2013 5:12:41 AM 05:12
Posted: 6/2/2013
Location: Franklin, TN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 seconds
Black Triangle Sighting in Franklin Tennessee, May 14, 2013

In all my 45 years I thought I would never have the opportunity to say this, but the other night I saw a UFO. More specifically, I saw a black triangle.

Let me just state that this is probably going to be one of the most boring reports that you have received, but I felt I should share it none-the-less.

On the night of 5/14/2013, between 2045 and 2100 central time, I opened my front door to let my dog outside. I followed her, and just like always, I happened to look up into the sky. There it was, moving swiftly and silently, directly over my home.

My first thought was that it was some type of drone aircraft, then I immediately realized I heard no sound. What truly caught and kept my attention was the lighted tips of the object, which formed a perfect triangle. Also the lights were not very bright, however they were white (non-colored) All three lights seemed to radiate at the same intensity, and the best way I can describe that is to adjust a dimmer lightswitch to about 70%.

Another thing struck me as interesting as I reflect on what I saw, that it was flying in a "skewed" position. Let me try to describe: If you imagine an airplane, with a light at the nose and a light at the end of each wing, the light at the nose will always be in the lead, and the wing lights will always stay equidistant in their position, and uniform as the plane moves forward. The same would be true if there was no light on the nose, but two lights at the tips of the wing and one on the tail. From a view on the ground, thee flat side with the two lights at the tips/edges would be moving forward (in the lead), followed by the light at the tail.

This object flew forward as if it was turned at about 30 degrees off the center axis, so I could not tell what was in the "lead". It only kept its uniform, steady shape as it flew.

This entire sighting lasted approximately 10 seconds. Of course, I had no camera with me, and I did run in and inform my wife of what I saw, and unfortunately there were no other witnesses.

I recognized what it was from a historical fascination with "stuff" like this. I had read enough non fiction about such instances to know that black triangles and the "cigar" shaped crafts are some of the most recognized shapes that have been recorded. So, I knew exactly what it was when I saw it.

I want to try to contribute best I can to what I saw, so here are some specifics: Shape of Tips-I did some internet research and found many descriptions as to the shape of the tips, ranging from "boxy" to "pointed". The tips on this sighting were definitely more blunt and rounded, not pointed.

Speed...well, I could not judge the speed but it was moving fairly fast for the sighting to only last for about 10 seconds, especially from the point of view I had.

Size-If you take a half dollar out of your pocket and hold it between your index finger and thumb, and then extend your arm above you and look at the flat side of the quarter, that is about the size of the object from my ground perspective. I have read that some witnesses state that these things are very very large. Well, if they are, then from my view on the ground and the size approximation I described, it was fairly high up.

Other features-some articles I have seen reference a light (red) in the center of the underside of the craft. There were no other lights visible on the object that I saw.

Direction: I looked at google maps and found my home, and judging by its direction, it was traveling due north. If you continue due north from Franklin TN, you will pass by the western edge of the city limits of Nashville.

I hope this helps for your records. Again, I never thought I would be reporting anything such as this, so this has truly been a fun exercise. I just wish I had more to share.