November 22, 1989
Location: Cooper City, Florida, United States
wife and I observed a very large, dark triangle (arrowhead
shaped) flying low from east to west. It was completely
silent. We counted seven (7) circular white lights on
the underside. The triangle craft was moving at a high
rate of speed, surrounded by a white haze."
NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport,
to original source]
recently received a report from a gentleman in Florida,
who, together with his wife, experienced a very dramatic
sighting of a large triangular craft that streaked overhead,
as the two of them sat outside awaiting the launch of
the Space Shuttle from Cape Canaveral. Given the background
of the witnesses, and the distinct similarity between
the object they report, and the many triangular craft
reported from other locations, we feel that the case deserves
special attention here. The husband served as a senior
law enforcement official for several decades.
: 11/22/1989 21:00
Location: Cooper City, FL
witness arrowhead triangle, with 7 lights, streak overhead
during night launch of Space Shuttle.
Report: "My wife and I observed a very large,
dark triangle (arrowhead shaped) flying low from east
to west. It was completely silent. We counted seven (7)
circular white lights on the underside. The triangle craft
was moving at a high rate of speed, surrounded by a white
lights on the underside were NOT flashing or pulsating.
The craft was darker than the night sky. It appeared to
be heading from east to southwest from the ocean, i.e.
from Fort Lauderdale area towards the Everglades.
altitude appeared to be no more than one mile. What impressed
us both was the speed, shape, lights, haze, and silence
of this craft.
was observed from our rear yard at night."
TEXT OF WRITTEN REPORT)) ((ADDENDUM FROM LETTER, WRITTEN
BY WITNESS)) "Prior to contacting you, I watched
the Peter Jennings Special on television and your Reporting
Center was shown. My reason for calling was to learn if
others had observed the craft similar to the one my wife
and I observed in 1989. I have agreed to submit the sighting
forms, as you suggested, and I would appreciate a telephone
response as promised. After all these years, I really
desire an answer as to the question of were we the only
persons to observe this type of unidentified craft.
evening in 1989 (month not remembered), my wife and I
were sitting in our open back yard patio hoping to observe
the fire trail of a launching at Cape Kennedy, which could
be visible unobstructed, as we reside on a lake. For reasons
unknown, we did not see the flame tail and were returning
to the house. Suddenly, my wife became very excited and
pointed towards the Eastern sky.
us east to west from the ocean/Fort Lauderdale area, was
a strange flying vehicle. It was moving very quickly at
a low altitude and turning southwest directly towards
our home. We both observed a very large triangle, or arrowhead
shaped craft, surrounded by a haze at approximately 3/4,
or a mile, altitude. As it passed above us, it made no
sound. It was completely silent. Clearly visible were
circular white lights, seven in number, on the underside,
beginning at the nose, and evenly spaced towards the rear.
It disappeared from view, going towards the Everglades.
I build model aircraft as a hobby, and this vehicle was
not shaped like anything I have ever seen, including the
stealth F-117, or the B2 Bomber.
wife and I mentioned this incident to several of our friends
and neighbors immediately; however, they expressed no
interest. We did not contact any official agency for obvious
reasons. I hope that this information will be useful.
keep our identities confidential, as my former work in
Law enforcement raised certain hostilities.
would appreciate a short collect telephone response. I
now have great interest in determining whether my wife
and I were the only persons that observed this triangle
type of UFO. Thank you in advance."
Note: We have spoken with the source of this report on
several occasions, and he appears to us to be an exceptionally
qualified observer. He served as a senior law enforcement
officer in several positions over the course of several
decades. He writes that neither he, nor his wife, is a
UFO "buff," although he enjoys watching television
programs on the subject. The party who submitted the report,
we suspect, is an exceptionally good witness, and exceptionally
reliable. We express our gratitude to this witness for
sharing the report, given his initial hesitancy to come
forward with it. PD))