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Triangle UFO close encounter reported over Ohio

An Ohio witness at Springfield reported a close encounter with a “gigantic, triangular UFO,” according to testimony in Case 80785 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was driving along Highway 2-75 approaching Columbus when lights in the sky were first seen at 10 p.m. on November 29, 2016.

“The colored lights were white, green, and red at the time and it looked kind of cylinder-like,” the witness stated.“When I saw it, I immediately thought UFO, as I usually do if it’s not during the day. As we were getting closer to the object, it was getting larger obviously, but it didn’t look like a cylinder anymore. At this point it was starting to look like an airplane because it took more of a triangular shape.”

Cropped and enlarged version of witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged version of witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The object was massive in size from the witness perspective.

“Now it was huge, and no longer looked like an airplane because of its massive size and obvious triangular shape.”

The witness attempted to capture the object with a cell phone.

“I start taking snapchat videos and sending them to my friends without saving them. Now it’s so huge I have absolutely no idea what’s going on and all of a sudden it kind of turned a little bit like a plane does and then it went back to its normal, straight position.”

The witness thought that the object might be a plane crashing.

“And I’m thinking, ‘maybe it’s a plane crashing,’ because we were also near the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and I start hyperventilating and just absolutely freak out and thinking I was going to die. And then I somehow calm down and see that this thing is a freaking UFO and it’s ‘ginormous’ and I just witnessed it, but we passed it in a flash and I couldn’t see it out of my window anymore.”

Cropped and enlarged version of witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged version of witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness described the object.

“Blackish gray base with red lights somewhere on it. And on the three corners there were three white lights. And although I didn’t save any of the videos I took, my friend screenshotted a part of it and sent it back to me. This picture is from an IPhone 6S and we weren’t at the closest point, but we weren’t at the furthest point from the object.”

The witness included one image with the report, which was filed on December 4, 2016. Ohio MUFON Chief Investigator Ron McGlone is investigating. 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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  1. I am always amazed and a little frustrated that captures such as this tell intriguing but inconclusive assumptions. To be honest, I have a UFO fascination that started a coulle of months ago. I have devoured as many videos and documentaries on this subject that I have concluded that we are not alone in this vast Universe. I want to believe that they are benevolent in nature and am leaning toward that belief. Still, much has to be investigated and am thankful that Mufon is leading the way in an intelligent and respectful manner. I am few days away for my 68th birthday and hve found this field of investigation both tantalizing and frustrating. I hope I am alive when there will be full disclosure and or an undeniable visitation by our friends from beyond.

  2. The Roundtown UFO Society is investigating sightings of lights in similar formation, but with no one saying anything about a triangular shape. On November 1st, 2016, we received a call about seeing strange lights and began our investigation. We have at least 6 people saying they’ve seen something similar in the same time frame that same night . Sometimes these lights are horizontal, sometimes perpendicular, sometimes in a single set of 3 lights, sometimes in a set of three-three-light formations.
    We are still gathering information, but two of the witnesses have allowed us to put their info up on a video telling us of what they saw.
    The size of the object this person saw doesn’t match what was seen by the witnesses we talked to, mostly the formation of the lights.
    If interested, this is the link to the interview of the initial witness who called in to 9-11 to report what they saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iBEe9pgik8
    I’ve contacted Ron McGlone (MUFON Investigator) to see if he would like to compare notes.

  3. I have photos of a UfO coming out of a volcano in Hawaii. Taken on a full moon night above the clouds. It’s in the 4 the dimension. Clear shots. Thanks

  4. Seems like maybe a plane with its Landing lights turning towards the witnesses and then turning away?

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