|Occurred : 2/8/2018 20:30 (Entered as : 02/08/2018 20:30)
Reported: 2/9/2018 6:54:19 PM 18:54
Location: Mena, AR
|Near Mena, Arkansas, dark triangular object in night sky with 3 lights
I was driving on Polk Road 74, near Mena, Arkansas, at the Ouachita River Bridge about 8:30 pm, on February 8, 2018, when I sited a large triangular object in the night sky at about 1000 feet with 3 yellow lights at each point, about 100 feet wide and 150 feet long. I could not detect a color except it was black.
At first, I just noticed a bright yellow colored light that I had never seen before in the sky. I thought the object was a large triangular aircraft, or maybe 3 planes flying in formation, but then I noticed that all 3 lights stayed together when the object moved, and that's when I started to think it was a UFO. All I could see was 3 yellow bright lights formed as the points of a triangle. I did not see a craft, but it was the 3 lights that appeared to be on the points of a black object.
The object moved extremely fast, best way to describe it is when you're following an airplane, and it disappears behind a cloud, you expect to see the airplane again at an expected location when it reappears from behind a cloud, but this object did not act that way. The object seemed to move more side to side instead of a straight line.
I saw it appear 3 times. It appeared, then disappeared, and unlike the airplane, it reappeared where I did not expect to see it. It was like it was moving in 2 directions at once. It was flying more of a southwesterly direction from my location. I felt a state of awe.
I was driving and tried to follow it. The object seemed to be heading in a southerly direction toward a small community called Board Camp or Nunley where there have been other recent sightings. I called a friend, who lives there to see if he could see the object. He told me later that he did and would report it. The object just disappeared while I was trying to keep up with it during driving. I drove 5 to 7 miles trying to follow it before I lost sight of it.
My background is I work for the state highway department. I am a volunteer trained firefighter and EMT.