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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/10/2021 20:00 (Entered as : 01/10/21 20:00)
Reported: 1/12/2021 1:26:15 PM 13:26
Posted: 1/19/2021
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
V/Triangle-shaped, silent craft near Philadelphia on 1/10/21

While stargazing one evening, as I do with family nearly every night, I witnessed a massive V-shaped craft silently traveling north to southwest for roughly 5 seconds. I cannot gauge how close it was in 1000s/ft but it appeared very large and I cannot express how dead silent it was as it flew past. I have never seen anything like that before which prompted my searches for similar experiences.

The V was dark colored with dim running lights along the edges. Most interesting, in addition to its silence, was that it appeared like light was bending around the body of the V (imagine a triangle shape where the V was visible like a silhouette but the stars behind it were visible though stretched/distorted as it flew. It seemed to appear exactly when near-perpendicular to my vantage point and then it disappeared once at a certain viewing angle.

No photos were taken as it was a brief moment.