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Occurred : 9/18/2017 22:55 (Entered as : 09/18/17 22:55)
Reported: 9/19/2017 6:54:52 PM 18:54
Posted: 9/21/2017
Location: Superior, CO
Shape: Chevron
Duration:3 seconds
Large, fast chevron flies directly overhead.

What I saw: It was a clear night, the moon was below the horizon to the east and I was laying outside in Superior, CO, on our patio furniture star gazing above. At 10:55PM, I was astonished to see a rather faint chevron shaped craft come into view from the east and continue to disappear to the west in only 3 seconds time. If I hadn’t been looking in the exact location I was, then I never would have seen it, as it wasn’t particularly bright and was moving extremely fast. It was visible to me within 90 degrees, or half the sky, and then faded away. Before it disappeared the lights seemed to move or deform in relation to one another, each getting closer/further away from one another. For a moment I thought maybe it was 5 separate craft flying in perfect formation, but I had noticed a body structure so this couldn’t have been the case.

Odd side note - as I’m writing this the following evening, a large black military helicopter has decided to visit our neighborhood several times.

Here are some details about the craft: It made no noise and it was very faint. It was the fastest thing I have ever seen. There were no flashing lights but instead five good sized lights on the underside, two on each side leading to one at the front. I didn’t see the details of the front or the ends of the chevron. The lights or something else partially illuminated the edges of the craft. The color of the lights were whitish-yellow or that of a warm colored light bulb. I could not denote any color to the craft so I assumed it was black like the sky. After it passed, I estimated it to be four fingers wide when I held out my fingers to measure its width. For me, thats about 3 inches wide at 21” from my face.

My thoughts after this happened: I thought maybe some kind of cloaking technology was used, as before it disappeared there was a weird distortion of its appearance. The lights seemed to ride an invisible wave, almost like when you look at the sun or bright light when under water - like a pool. I couldn’t specifically tell the altitude of it, but it seemed to be at least as high as the commercial jets, I can’t fathom what the size of this thing could be if it was higher.

For what it’s worth: I’m used to seeing a wide variety of aircraft fly overhead while looking at the stars, as DIA is 35 miles away so we get a lot of jets flying over. The commercial jets seem to take about 30 seconds to cover the same area of whatever I saw. I live next to a small airport, and we’ve had every kind of aircraft from Cessnas to Slurry Bombers and F-16s at the local air shows, they are all audible, even the very high altitude jets.

((NUFORC Not: We spoke with the witness via telephone, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-mided and sincere. We suspect that he is a highly reliable witness. PD))


Hi Peter,

I’m a Coast Insider and knew to come to your site as I hear you on the show all the time. Great work by the way, I love hearing your reports! Oddly enough, I was actually listening to Sundays show on aliens and ufos. Not too unlikely I suppose, but it made me think of when George says, “Everything happens for a reason." It was hard to not file this report while I was working, I’ve been thinking about this thing all day long. Also, thanks for taking the time to put together such a great database of reports.

So in terms of distance, beginning to end
If I were to lay on my back and hold my arms straight up to the sky and measure the angle of my arms, they would be 90 degrees or a right angle. Now that distance that was visible was almost directly over me (it was actually offset), so 45 degrees left from straight up to 45 degrees right of straight up. Not sure if this makes total sense, I tried to find a website with details of how to explain the arc and other details in astronomical terms.

It was also almost travelling perfectly east to west, but I estimated that was also off by a few degrees when looking at Google Maps. I’d say it was slightly SE to NW, but almost true West… again not sure how to best explain it.

I did have one thought I forgot to add to my ‘For what it’s worth section’. It doesn’t have to get appended to the report, but I thought you might find this interesting. This morning I told a coworker you never know what this thing could have been, an alien craft or a high tech military craft, one that’s probably headed to North Korea. Five minutes later I thought to myself… 'why would it have lights on the bottom of it then!’ Anyhow, food for thought I suppose.

Thanks again,