A lot of people post information about their sightings, so I figured that I would add my own to the mix, and see what people thought.
During the mid-nineties, perhaps 1996 or so, my father was driving me home from a meeting. The time was approximately 9:20PM or so. My parents live
in southern New Hampshire, which, before the urban sprawl (and even still at my home) was very dark at night and allowed for tremendous visibility at
We dropped my friend off at his house, and began backing out of his driveway. This particular friend lived on the same street as me. As we backed
out, I observed a black, triangular object in the sky. It appeared to be approximately 300 or 400 feet in the air. It was approximately the size of
a full moon, maybe 3/4 of the size. It was moving a bit slower than a Cessna would (I have a relative who is a private pilot and have seen enough to
make such a comparison), and was moving approximately east to west.
I have included a rudimentary (really
) picture of the object that I observed.
What struck me was the peculiar arrangement of lights on the underside. It is nothing that I have seen on the underside of a conventional aircraft,
even today. And I am not familiar with the configuration of lights on the underside; even the planes that have landing lights for touchdowns during
the nighttime have one light, and generally brighter and more centralized. Furthermore, it did not include the FAA regulation red and green lights,
which would have positively proven it to be terrestrial.
My father observed it as well, and surmised it to be an airplane preparing to land. However, we live over 10 miles from the nearest airport, and it
is a small municipal airport. Even today I can't help but wonder about that sighting.
Other than just putting this out there as another piece of the puzzle, the question that I have, and one that I am hoping that people can help me with
is whether the object I observed was an airplane? Whether there is some airplane known to the public that has that configuration of lights on the
underside? And, of course, if anyone has seen something similar, I would like to hear about such an experience as well.
[edit on 2/2/2007 by Togetic]