February 9, 2005
Location: Owing Mills, Maryland, United States
Martin software engineer, Frank Griffin, was in his backyard
looking at the stars the evening of Feb. 9 when a black
triangle hovering overhead caught his eye. The black triangle
was at a low altitude, maybe 500 to 800 feet, with no
lights, he said.
UFOEvidence.org/W*USA 9 News, Washington, D.C., USA
object moving slowly south to north at approx. 600 ft.
No sound, no lights, going perhaps 30-40 mph. Clear night
w/slight could cover at 800-1000 feet. Very, very difficult
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Duration: 4-5 minutes
No. of Witnesses: myself
Urban or Rural: Suburban
No. of Object(s): Single
Size of Object(s): My best guess is about 100+ ft from
tip to tail and a bit more across the bottom of the triangle
Distance to Object(s): perhaps 400 feet, maybe less
Shape of Object(s): triangle
Color of Object(s): black with a very, very faint grayish
v on underside
Description and Details
NOTE: This sighting was featured in a news story on the
website of a local TV station in Washington, D.C., W*USA
9 News, after it was seen on the UFOEvidence.org website
by a reporter from that station. The article is titled
"UFO Over Maryland?".]]
live in a single-family house on a hillside over looking
"the valley" where Reisterstown RD. runs from
east to West. We are on the south side of Reisterstown
Rd. (21 Old Tollgate Rd). I was laying on our trampoline,
looking up at the stars and I noticed that some of them
were dissappearing almost directly above me. There was
a very faint V shape that I could see moving slowly from
south to north."
I looked harder at it, and it began to move directly over
the valley, it was below a very slight cloud layer that
was at most 1000 ft. I guess that because it was reflecting
some light from the valley. When the vehicle came between
the cloud layer and myself, you could see that it was
pretty much perfectly triangular, almost equilateral."
was black with the exception of a very slight gray V shape
along the bottom. There were no lights whatsoever on it.
Nothing at the points of the triangle, no collision stobes.
It looked a good bit like a stealth fighter from directly
below, but I could not see the serrated rear edge. I have
seen both stealth aircraft up close on the ground and
doing daylight flybyes at around 300-600 feet, and it
did look a bit like one."
was no sound what so ever. There was no masking noise
in the area to disrupt any sound coming off of it, and
it appeared to be no more that 400 feet away when I first
noticed it. No exhaust, no apparent heat trail, nothing."
was moving very slowly, so although it was very low, I
had a pretty good long look at it. It maintained altitude
and heading and went straight north. I got off of the
trampoline so that the pine tree in the back would not
block my view and could see a fairly low angle view from
the rear. When it got to a certain point, perhaps a half
mile away, it seemed to just disappear, although as flat
as it seemed, just the angle would have made it even harder
was definitely solid, and so black that it was extremely
hard to see, even as close as it was. If I had not been
looking directly at the stars it passed in front of, I
would never have noticed it. The thing that scared me
about it was the fact that a thousand of those could go
over this neighborhood every night and no one would even
am very familiar with all known civilian aircraft, and
all known military aircraft in the current inventory.
I work for Lockheed Martin and I have had that interest
since childhood. The absolute total silence of it was
spooky, along with the slow air speed."
20 minutes prior to seeing it, a helicopter had made a
complete transit of the area at a slighly higher altitude,
which was interesting. I lived about a half mile from
the Garrison county police unit and the county copter
would at least pass by there if not land very frequently.
Generally, the county copter goes over this area every
night at around 11 or so. I could not see the colors on
it, but it sounded like the usual, but not like the JetRangers
that the state police fly. What made it notable was the
slow racetrack it ran over the area, but with no spotlight
to the ground as if it was looking for something. I don't
know if that was related at all."
Engineering manager, BS Operations Research 2 yrs with
would love to know if anyone else in the area saw this.
Had it been higher and faster, I might have thought it
was a stealth fighter or something, but at the distance
I saw it, moving as slowly and silently as it was, I don't
think it was anything military. Also, without any markers
it was flying right in the BWI NW landing pattern, and
there were planes fairly well stacked in-bound in the
area into which it was directly headed."
Reported To: Family
Location: Owings Mills Md,
Date Submitted to UFOEvidence.org: 2/10/2005