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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/2001 22:25 (Entered as : 04/15/2001 22:25)
Reported: 9/21/2005 8:57:50 PM 20:57
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Black Forest, CO
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Passed underneath and to the side of 3 lights that were stationary above tree tops at low speed.

I don't remember the exact date, because it happened several years ago. However, I do remember the time of night because I was on my way home from work (I worked at a restaurant and always got off at the same time every night).

I turned left on Vollmer Rd from Shoup, and saw what appeared to me to be a plane crossing from East to West above Swan Hill. No big deal; I see low flying planes all the time. The area is close to 3 different airports (1 USAF). I kept watching it as I got closer to the object, and it looked to me (from that distance) like it had turned, because it was no longer moving across the sky. The closer I got the stranger it looked to me. Finally, as I was driving up Swan hill, I knew it wasn't a plane or helicopter. I slowed my car down to about 30 MPH (I remember glancing at the speedometer; limit is 45), and I turned off the stereo. The object could not have been more than 100 feet off of the ground, and probably about 100 feet off to my left side, just sitting there above the trees on top of the hill. At this point I could see at least the lights clearly, though I do not remember seeing any outline around the lights. There were three white lights, in the shape of an iscoceles triangle, and it was pointed to the South. 30 MPH is pretty slow, and I'm fairly certain that it wasn't moving at all. I do not remember hearing any noises, even with the stereo turned off.

I was quite young at the time (I'm only 22 now), so I didn't even know where I could try to report something like that. I'm only reporting it now because I came across this website while searching on google trying to find a list of rankings for various cities for reported UFO sightings. I'm writing a fiction novel, and the information would be useful.

Anyway, I see a checkbox for this below, but I don't "want" someone to contact me about this. If anyone wants to email me that's fine; I don't really care one way or the other.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))