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Florida witness recalls hovering triangle UFO

A Florida witness near Tampa recalled a UFO event where a black, triangle-shaped UFO hovered under 300 feet off of the ground, according to testimony in Case 63708 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was in northern Hillsborough County on a June evening in either 1993 or 1994 at the age of 13 or 14 when the incident occurred.

“It was about 9 p.m.,” the witness stated. “It was dark and I took my dog out. I was standing in my yard on the north side of my house. North of my house is a field with power lines and to the northeast of that, a lake.”

The witness looked beyond the lake and noticed a solid black object in the sky.

“It looked like a black silhouette against the night sky. My first thought was an aircraft and then I noticed it had no lights. It was roughly one-half to one mile away from me – a rough guess.”

While the witness watched, the object moved closer very quickly.

The witness was in northern Hillsborough County, FL, when the triangle-shaped UFO was seen under 300 feet. (Credit: Google)
The witness was in northern Hillsborough County, FL, when the triangle-shaped UFO was seen under 300 feet. (Credit: Google)

“As I looked at it closer, it swooped down towards me at an impossible angle and speed. It stopped and hovered slightly to my northwest about 200-300 feet off the ground. It was not directly above me. Its nose was pointed to the east, with its tail to the west. It made no sound at all, completely silent.”

The witness watched the object hovering for several seconds.

“After it hovered for two-to-three seconds it spun around and ascended to the northwest and was out of sight in the blink of an eye. Again, at a speed and angle that no man-made aircraft can achieve. It defied physics. I ran inside frantic and panicked. It was solid black, no lights and completely silent. It was shaped like an isosceles triangle. I would estimate its size at about 100 feet long and 50 feet wide.”

Hillsborough County has a population of 1,229,226 and is included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Florida is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 1.35 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Florida received a total of 26 UFO reports in February.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I lived in Brandon Florida right outside tampa in 93, I saw a black triangle either in 92 or 93 as well. It was large and moved extremely slow. It just went straight over our neighborhood close to the houses. Couldnt have been any type of plane because it was probably the size of 20+ planes. For some reason i felt it wasn’t alien but a secret government object.

  2. I have seen this exact same thing in st. pete in the summer of 2009 after work the only reason I noticed it was because the stars I was looking at in the sky went black and then i realized it was a very large black triangular craft with no lights flying low enough for me to see it in detail it made no noise and flew very slow I sat there on the west side of my house and watched it in complete shock and awe, as it hovered slowly from south to north almost directly above me until it slowly left my field of vision.it flew so slowly and so close with such mass there’s no way they(the us government) didn’t see it on radar or something. Believe me or not I don’t care I know what I saw and I’m sure these guys saw the same thing

  3. I was a young boy and also saw this except with lights. It was at my home in Dover Fl (between Tampa and Plant City). 1993/1994 time period. I looked up and this craft was hovering overhead and me and my friend both ran inside scared out of our minds. (We were roughly 10) We told our parents but nobody believed us. It was around the same period at night as well. I finally don’t feel crazy anymore after seeing your posts. I just want closure. I want to know what I witnessed that night.

  4. I saw something similar back in 1993. I lived on Serena Drive (Bougainvillea Drive turns into Serena at 46th Street), about 5 blocks from Adventure Island. It was nighttime, around 9:00 PM, when I saw the triangular shaped object hovering in the sky. I was upstairs in my room talking on the phone with a friend and staring out of my window when I noticed a black, triangular object in the air; it was just south of Adventure Island. It had a double row of lights that lined the edge of the craft, but was pitch black otherwise. All of a sudden, thr UFO started moving irradicly and zooming back and forth from me; I swear, it was like they knew that i was watching and were putting on a show for me. The last thing I remember is that it made one final zoom toward me and then shot up in the air, faster than anything I’d ever seen in my life, and it completely disappeared! I told my friend, “I gotta go! I just saw a UFO!” Next, I ran downstairs crying and frantic, trying to explain what I had just seen to my parents. I was scared and shaking; I just know the aliens saw me! I drew it out for my mom and dad. A week later an episode of Unsolved Mysteries aired showing my UFO! The exact same thing that I drew for my parents! Needless to say, they were pretty freaked out, as well! Anyway, I was 17 years old when that happened, and I’ve had other experiences in the that area, too… pretty freaky stuff!

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