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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/17/2009 00:47 (Entered as : 04/17/09 0:47)
Reported: 4/17/2009 9:17:29 AM 09:17
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 seconds
Silent Soaring Triangle with greyish tips heading West very Ominous.

April 17th 2009. Around 12:47 and 12:48am, I was outside paroling an area in Santa Barbara just South of Highway 101 facing West.

I flinched, thinking that I caught a glimpse of an owl soaring silently through the night. My eyes caught a visual of a dark triangular object its' three corners were a grayish white, there was no flashing and no other signs of markings, no sounds, no exhaust. The triangle was acute, I would say it had a 90 degree angle in it. The unidentified object was at a low altitude, I would estimate 600' - 1200'. Holding my pointer finger out the object measured 2".

The object appeared to be soaring at a steady speed compared to an owl. The object was visible for 5 seconds, heading westward. 20 minutes later I got a hold of a police officer who directed me here. I called the National UFO reporting center in Washington state at about 1:15am on the 17th of April 2009.