Originally posted by The Huffington Post.
A “low, slow, silent, see-through triangle” was videotaped in the sky above Leland, North Carolina, on the night of May 13, 2014.
The man who taped the event — an alleged military combat instructor who prefers to remain anonymous — reported it in August to MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, where it’s listed as case #58923 and is still under investigation.
Here is part of the witness description as reported to MUFON:
I was looking through [night vision] goggles and noticed a ‘plane’ coming toward me from the north, heading south. It was relatively low, 5,000 feet or a little less. I’m pretty good at estimating distances, I’m an experienced skydiver and long-distance shooter. I thought it was a little weird that I wasn’t hearing it coming toward me, so I started recording on the PVS-14 [night vision monocular].
As I’m watching it, I notice that as it’s passing stars, I could see stars through the craft! I saw stars through the ‘fuselage’ of the craft! Later, I confirmed this when I reviewed the video.
The craft was in the shape of a triangle. There were two lights at the rear of the vehicle, circular, with a blinking light, also circular, almost between them, just a little above the two rear lights. The light in front was shaped like a triangle itself, with a small, round light right behind it. So all together: five lights. This thing was low and slow and silent!!
The last weird thing that I noticed was that, when I took the goggles down for a second to get a bearing as to where it was in the sky, I couldn’t see any of the lights, not the fixed lights, not the single blinking light. I couldn’t see it without night vision goggles.
So, what, exactly, are we to make of all of this?
“What struck me was that I have seen this before. This is very likely none other than an aerial refueling operation at night,” MUFON chief photo and video analyst Marc Dantonio told Open Minds TV.
“I have seen this exact same thing flying right over my house at night,” Dantonio said. “What surprises many people is that large aircraft also aerially refuel as well as fighters and this is even more odd-looking. If you notice in the video in this case, the aircraft following behind is a regular full size jet aircraft showing normal navigation lighting, and the forward aircraft has its lighting on as well, minus strobes, which is probably an anti-glare procedure of some sort for the aft pilot so he can maneuver to the fueling boom.”
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