|Occurred : 5/12/2015 21:45 (Entered as : 05/12/2015 21:45)
Reported: 5/12/2015 10:46:52 PM 22:46
Location: Graham, NC
|Large, low, equilateral triangle travels across rural country sky
On 5/12/2015 at approximately 9:45pm, my daughter (age 21) and I (age 50) were outside the house preparing to clean out an inflatable pool and refill it. (Very late at night to be cleaning a pool, but the grand kids had finally gotten to sleep and we wanted it clean for company tomorrow.) Something caught our attention and we both looked over to the neighbors house. Traveling just along the tree line, just before their house, we saw an equilateral triangle of lights in the sky. It seemed to catch our attention at the same time that we heard a dull engine sound, it was brief and only lasted about 2 seconds, as I recall, but deep and not too loud, but the sound was kind of unique and out of place.
We watched the lights for approximately 45 seconds move across the sky/tree line traveling at the same speed. It briefly passed behind the neighbors house, when I grabbed my daughter's arm and pulled her across our yard to see it quickly when it reappeared from behind the house.
It continued to pass through the sky at the same rate of speed and again we moved across our yard to keep it in view as it passed behind several trees. When it came from behind the taller trees it appeared to be only two lights now laying horizontally and it was quickly gone behind the trees. I still had a grip on my daughters arm and the whole time we watched we kept asking each other, "What is that? What the hell is that?" As soon as it was no longer visible I asked her to be quiet, because I expected to hear a crash. We both thought we were watching a plane about to crash because it would have been flying tilted on it's side and was very low to the tree tops, but it flew too long of a distance, in that position, at a very steady speed and seemed to be moving in a straight line, without any sound, and in hindsight I realized that the lights were in the shape of an equilateral triangle (that is not the case with a plane flying tipped on its side.) There was no crash. There was no sound. It was just gone.
We wanted to call to police, but I wanted to go into the house first and tell my parents what we just witnessed. They found it very interesting and encouraged a call to the police, just to report it. I just want to state that we are all very clear headed adults and have never made accusations of any sort to cause concern about ones sanity or need for drama.
We are clear on a few of facts: The object consisted of three lights. That is all we saw, just three lights. They formed an equilateral triangle. They never wavered. At least one of the lights was blue and we are almost positive that the other two were white, but one may have been red. There was a strange, low, grumble sound just prior to seeing the object and the sound stopped within a second or two. We watched the object for approximately 1 minute or less.
I made a phone call to the non emergency police call center and reported what we witnessed. The lady I spoke with told me that no military actions were scheduled this evening in this area. She told me that though she had not had any reports tonight from other witnesses, there had been a larger amount of calls coming in over the past 3 years of UFO sightings in this area. She gave me the number for the National UFO Reporting Center and I made the call and reported what we had witnessed and was asked to write this report along with my daughter who was to write her own account of the event. The gentleman that I spoke with informed me that under federal aviation law, no aircraft was allowed to use blue lights while flying at night. The leading light was BLUE.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with both witnesses, mother and daughter, and we found them both to be serious and sober-minded in their description of the event. We suspect that their reports are highly reliable. PD))