A witness in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, has reported sighting and filming a mysterious triangle UFO that flew low in the sky over U.S. Route 29 north.
The witness submitted a report to MUFON on July 24, 2016, a few hours after the sighting at 11:41 UTC, according to Open Minds TV.
He also submitted a digital video of the sighting on July 24, 2016 (see video below).
The witness told MUFON that he was driving with his mother along Route 29 north and was approaching the Kroger and K-Mart stores in Charlottesville when he looked up and noticed the mysterious UFO with three lights hovering in the sky.
He described the aerial object as a “triangle UFO.”
“UFO triangle seen by myself and my mother around 8:55 p.m. July 24, over 29 north near Kroger and K-Mart in Charlottesville.”
It hovered in the sky briefly and then began moving northeast in a straight-line path until it disappeared from view. The sighting, at a viewing distance of about 20 feet, lasted about three minutes and 22 seconds, according to the witness.
The video clip submitted to MUFON shows a UFO with three white lights arranged in a triangular pattern and a red light flashing between the three white lights.
“A digital video was taken by me. UFO first stationary then moved to a north-east straight-line path and was gone.”
The startled witnesses can be heard in the video debating the nature of the mysterious object in the dark sky. One person thought it could be a drone but no one was sure what it was.
“What is that?” a woman asked.
“It looks like a drone,” her companion answered.
MUFON reported that a team of its investigators in Virginia was investigating the sighting. The organization, the largest UFO documenting and investigating body in the world, cautioned that “most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made.”
UFO hunters noted it was the second reported sighting in July of a triangle UFO with three lights.
The Inquisitr reported earlier in July that a family in Cumberland County, Maine sighted and filmed a UFO with three bright lights arranged in a roughly triangular formation.
The UFO hovered in the air briefly and then appeared to spin before disappearing from sight, Open Minds TV reported.
According to the witness in MUFON Case 77585, the sighting occurred at about 9:23 p.m. on July 4, 2016, while he was at home with his wife and teenage son.
His wife looked out of the window and saw an aerial object with three bright lights hovering overhead.
“My wife looked out the window and saw an object with bright lights high in the sky.”
He filmed the UFO using a 60x HD camcorder. He noticed it had red and green lights flashing in the middle of the three white lights.
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“The object hovered stationary for several minutes,” he wrote. “Using my HD video camera, I zoomed in at 60x I could see an A-frame shape for each structure; a red and green light in the middle, and three bright, white lights on top.”
The witness said that at first he thought the object was a sophisticated large military drone, but he changed his mind when he noticed, while reviewing the video, that it appeared to spin before disappearing.
It appeared again momentarily before disappearing permanently.
The family was very excited about the sighting. The witness said his wife uploaded the video to her Facebook page, where it attracted a lot of attention. Some of her Facebook friends thought it was a drone, while others were convinced it was an authentic UFO sighting.
MUFON also published in June 2016, another remarkably similar sighting in Davis, California.
— Open Minds UFO News (@openmindstv) June 21, 2016
According to the witness in a report first filed on November 16, 2012, as Case 43950, the sighting had occurred on October 2, 2012.
The witness was able to capture a video showing a UFO with three bright lights arranged in a triangle pattern in the sky.
“I remember it being very early in the morning, maybe near two a.m., and thinking, why isn’t anyone else waking to this sound,” he told MUFON.
“I remember hearing a loud sound, of what seemed like horns, or trumpets from all around.”
The witness saw three lights in a triangle formation and other multicolored lights marking the sides of the UFO’s triangle shape.
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