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Florida witnesses describe hovering triangle UFO

Two Florida witnesses at Bradenton reported watching a triangle-shaped UFO with a red light at its base that hovered for 20 minutes, according to testimony in Case 79981 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness A illustration with 8X binoculars. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness A illustration with 8X binoculars. (Credit: MUFON)

The incident occurred about 8 p.m. on October 22, 2016.

The reporting witness stated that the object was a “white triangle, well defined” – with a “red globe at base.”

Florida MUFON Field Investigator George Hopper State Section Director William Schroeder are investigating.

Hopper and Schroeder reported in their investigation notes that the object remained stationary during the 20-minute sighting.

“The witness described the object as what appeared to look like two long, white, fluorescent bulbs configured in such a way that it gave the appearance of a triangular shape with a red light at its base,” they stated.“The interior appeared darker than the lighted object. They had 8X power binoculars.”

Witness B illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness B illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The investigators refer to the sketches provided by the two witnesses.

“Witness A shows that the object appeared as two orb-like objects connected together with fuzzy edges.  The witness stated that the object appeared more like a rectangular object than a triangle. He also noticed that both orbs appeared brightest on the ends. He stated he noticed red and blue shades emanating from the object. He also stated that the object appeared brighter than the planet Venus (which set below the Western horizon at approximately at 10:50 p.m. No sound was heard emanating from the object. The object was roughly the size of an aspirin held at arm’s length as seen with the unaided eye.”

Bradenton is about 45 south of Tampa, FL. (Credit: Google)
Bradenton is about 45 south of Tampa, FL. (Credit: Google)

The investigators checked for a natural explanation.

“I reviewed the Stellarium Astronomy software and did not notice any objects appearing in the sky that would have been mistaken for the object seen. I also reviewed the MUFON database and could not find a similar sighting during the time of this sighting. I asked and received a sketch of the UFO and it is included with this report.”

Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, population 54,437. The investigations remain open. Please remember that most UFO sightings 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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