UFO SIGHTING REPORT

Franklin, North Carolina

February 1986


Franklin, North Carolina Huge Triangular Craft Doing Unusual Maneuvers

Date: February 1986
Time: Approx: 11:00 p.m.

Location of Sighting: Sylva Highway near Bud warehouse.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Triangular

Full Description of event/sighting: My wife and I were riding my motorcycle home and the night was dark but clear. No other traffic, lonely country road. I happened to look up and what I saw made me stop quickly and jerk my helmet off. My wife did the same and we watched three lights, red in color, not unusually bright but distinct, a perfect triangle. The lights never varied in distance to each other and were obviously at the tips of a huge craft. The outline of the craft was indistinct but the mass blocked the stars and sky while it passed overhead. It was totally silent. I shut off the engine and there was no ambient noise at all.

It was no more than about 300 feet up and moving at a crawl, maybe 10 mph, it was massive and approximately 100 yards (300 feet) in-between each light. The thing felt like it weighed a million tons. I cannot describe that very well in words but it had a 'feel' to it and I was fearful that if it suddenly sat down on us we would be a grease spot on the pavement. I also recall thinking that I could easily shoot it with a pistol, indeed with a strong bow and arrow ! It was that low. I could see no markings or distinct features underneath. It was too dark but the red lights at the edges were quite distinct.

I was asking my wife to tell me exactly what she was seeing as it was happening, sort of a "reality check" to make sure I was not experiencing some delusion or hallucination. By the way, we were totally sober, drug free and awake. We agreed on what had occurred after discussing the details and assumed it was either a government project or more likely a UFO.

As the craft moved over us and went North from a southerly direction, it performed an amazing feat! It rose slightly in altitude and as it moved away and at a point of a mile or so away, it stopped and turned up on its axis and cart wheeled off into the eastern sky! The red lights performed what might be called a "show" and the only way I can describe it is to imagine the three lights, or the craft, with one light pointing North and the other two to its rear. It is flying "flat" and now the two lights behind spin up so the one light formerly ahead is now at the bottom. And then the three start spinning off, rolling to the right, clockwise into the eastern sky. I'll never forget that and neither will my (now ex) wife. I knew in my gut that the thing was intelligently piloted, had seen us all alone down there on the road at night and showed off to us is a most amazing way.

I have been interested in UFO's and such most of my life and I was thrilled to have seen what may have been a craft of extraterrestrial origin, whether controlled by human assets or not at the present time.

I am struck by the massive size and the 'feel' of the thing. It had the impression of a huge and incredibly heavy ship but it didn't 'float' like a large balloon would. It, although totally silent, moved with 'purpose', if you know what I mean. It is more of a feeling than a tangible so its hard to relate. One cannot help but be in awe of something the size of a battleship moving slowly over your head, not a sound..and then performing a maneuver that indicated purpose, whether to make sure we saw it or to amuse themselves imagining our reaction, I just don't know. But what is certain is that what we saw that night will stay with us forever as proof that there is much more out there than what normally meets the eye.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research

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