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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 4/27/2010 14:00 (Entered as : 4/27/2010 14:00)
Reported: 4/27/2010 5:53:40 PM 17:53
Location: Broomfield, CO
Duration: 60 Seconds
|A young man in Colorado witnesses three objects interacting in sky, performing impossible maneuvers.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 should be noted as a particularly fair-weathered, cloud-free day. At the time of this incident there were no clouds visible, the sun was at my back, and no known aircraft could be seen or heard at this specific time. Living relatively close to an airport, Iím very familiar with the daily sights and sounds of small aircraft and helicopters. I was sunbathing this afternoon while on the telephone with my sister when a flash of light caught my attention from the corner of my eye. The flash of light was relative to sunlight reflected by a mirror from a distance. When I focused my attention toward the eastern sky I had a difficult time identifying exactly what I was witnessing at that moment. I saw three spherical/disk-like objects flying in what appeared to be a perfect equilateral triangle formation. These three, separate objects appeared to be metallic and continued to reflect light, but appeared darker on the bottom. Perhaps the darke! r appearance on the bottom was an effect of shade. However, the shade theory is merely speculation. Although the objects were indeed reflecting sunlight, they did not emit any other light whatsoever.
The three, separate objects held their perfect equilateral triangle formation for approximately 30 seconds. They appeared to be fading in and out of my plain of sight flying rapidly, sharply in a direct east to west motion while maintaining the triangular formation. Each separate object appeared to be twice the size of how the planet Venus appears in the night sky. One of the objects was flying at a slightly higher elevation than the two objects below. The appearance of these three objects was specifically puzzling as they appeared as if they were out of focus, exhibiting an almost hazy appearance. I live at approximately 5,500 feet above sea level. Using the western mountain peaks as a reference I estimate that these objects were flying at altitudes between 8,000 and 12,000 feet above sea level. Their low-altitude flight level could be compared to the altitude of a south-bound, ascending plane from the nearby airport, which is within a five mile radius of my home. Despite t! heir low altitude, no sounds could be heard. If I would have held a ruler to the sky to measure their distance apart, they appeared about ĺ of an inch from each other. They were not spread throughout the sky, they were tightly grouped in the equilateral triangle formation for the first 30 seconds of this occurrence.
After the first 30 seconds had passed I moved toward the eastern side of my deck for a prolonged view as the objects were slowly creeping north. Suddenly these three objects began flying in circles around each other. The circular patterns they flew around each other were perfect circles which could be compared to the circular motions demonstrated by braiding three sections of hair. Weaving in a very calculated manner from left to right, up and down. They repeated this pattern 2-3 times in a matter of 10 seconds. The three objects then altered their path, all three of them were flying in completely random circles around each other similar to how flies would buzz around each other. During both patterns of circular, weaving motions the three objects became so close to each other it was difficult to discern one from the other at times. This confirmed that what I was witnessing was indeed not a small aircraft or a helicopter. I am aware of the kinds of maneuvers our known aircraf! ts are capable of and these three separate objects were not demonstrating ordinary or technical maneuvers, these maneuvers were absolutely mind-boggling.
The objects maintained their relative position in the eastern sky, slowly making their way toward the north while holding their altitude. Believing the objects would hold their position I bolted inside the sliding glass door of my bedroom and swiftly grabbed my digital camera. With the objects still within sight it was obvious they had returned to their original equilateral formation in those few seconds, exactly as it was earlier; fading in and out of my plain of sight. While fumbling with my camera to set it to video mode, the objects had moved far enough to the north and east that they were no longer visible. Minutes later the sounds of small aircraft could be heard once again, and were beginning to come within sight. I later contacted the Federal Aviation Administration who referred me to the National UFO reporting center per section 6 of FAA regulations regarding Safety, Accident, and Hazard Reports, 7-6-4. Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Reports.
What were these three objects? Why three patters? Why a triangle? How did these objects manage these impossible maneuvers? Why the middle of the day? Why Colorado? My sighting today has left me with many understandable, unanswered questions. The most poignant of all these questions is: When will I experience a second sighting?? Until then I will keep my eyes on the skies whenever possible.