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Triangle UFO hovers low over rural Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania witness at Lancaster County reported watching a nearly 100-foot-long, triangle-shaped object hovering at the tree top level, according to testimony in Case 82286 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration of the object. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration of the object. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was driving along back roads between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, when the incident began.

“Was at a stoplight when something caught my eye,” the witness stated.“I glanced over and noticed a line of bright lights. Didn’t think much of it and looked away. I double took, however, and when I looked back, they were in a triangle formation.”

The witness was unsure what the object was.

“I went through everything in my head. It was not a plane. There were no blinking lights, plus it was too low to the field to be a plane. I thought it might be a drone, but with it being so low it would’ve been a very, very, big drone. Nothing was blinking or illuminating off of it. There were no beams or anything like that.”

The witness was driving in rural Lancaster County, PA, when the object was seen on February 22, 2017. (Credit: Google)
The witness was driving in rural Lancaster County, PA, when the object was seen on February 22, 2017. (Credit: Google)

The object then began to move.

“After I saw it, it moved again – not lightning fast, but quickly to a third point in the field and hovered again for a few seconds. At this point I realize the light had turned green, and I begin to drive away. But interested in trying to figure out what I saw. I looked back and slowed down and I found nothing there, nothing in the sky. There was nothing up higher. There’s nothing in the field. It was gone. There was one very bright light at the top and three, maybe four, dimmer lights coming out of it in a triangle formation.”

The triangle-shaped object was first seen hovering at the tree top level. Pictured: Lancaster County, PA. (Credit: Google)
The triangle-shaped object was first seen hovering at the tree top level. Pictured: Lancaster County,
PA. (Credit: Google)

The witness provided one illustration with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 22, 2017. Pennsylvania MUFON Field Investigator Larry Shaak 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 saw the same exact thing 2 days ago.

    Was drinking beer with a buddy when we saw it.
    I’ve been trying to figure out if anyone else has seen it and ran into your post. I was speechless. Thank god i am not the only one.

  2. As I have made comments about this type of craft elsewhere,
    I think i should re-iterate here, that it is HIGHLY PROBABLE
    that the vehicle seen is a heavier than air lifter craft,
    since I do know from personal experience that Lockheed
    Martin had won some late 1990’s era contracts to look
    into “Stealth Blimp” technology for a 500 tonne to
    1000 tonne heavy lift craft (i.e. that’s nearly
    TWO MILLION POUNDS of heavy lift capability!)

    The stealth blimp shape I am familiar with is much more
    streamlined and aerodynamic than this very angular craft.

    The NEW shape suggests to me it is probably composite
    construction (i.e. carbon fibre rods similar to modern fishing poles)
    for it’s structural members and PROBABLY multi-chamber helium
    gas bags that can be independently filled and deflated for
    optimal buoyancy and stabilization during heavy load transport.
    There are PROBABLY multiple helium recompressors onboard
    so that a helium gasbag can be deflated and re-inflated on-demand.

    For propulsion, the engines are PROBABLY very low-speed
    turbine like blades that are embedded DEEP into the hull
    using compound curve S-shaped ducting and baffles
    to hide/absorb the acoustic signature of the engines
    without affecting propulsion too much!

    It is PROBABLY very maneuverable with multiple
    output ducts probably nearby each orange light
    do that the craft can be Thrust-Vectored into
    the proper direction. For faster speed operation,
    compressed air or other gasses can be pulse-ejected
    in specific directions for reasonably rapid acceleration
    and braking. I am going to suggest that normal
    low-altitude operation is probably around 20 to 60 mph
    and that high-altitude operation will take advantage of
    jet-streams at around 150 mph to 250+ mph speeds!

    If it is the size that witnesses say it is, then this is
    a much smaller test craft probably being able to lift
    near about 5/10 tonnes or about 15,000 to 30,000 lbs
    used for general software/hardware systems testing and
    evaluation. A full-size, operational 1000 tonne lifter would
    be at or LARGER than the size of a football stadium!

    I SUSPECT this craft is more to do with testing of
    the structural integrity of carbon-composite rods
    for flexion, torsion, shear and tensile strength
    AND final in-field testing of multi-helium bag
    independent inflation/deflation systems.

    I ALSO would not be surprised, that while this
    is PROBABLY a Lockheed Martin project, that
    the NRO, NSA and/or CIA spy agencies are
    digging their fingers into this project wanting
    to install ECM, radar, lidar and heavy duty multi-spectral
    cameras for low-or-high-elevation long-endurance
    loitering and imaging within mostly non-contested airspace.

    The biggest use of this type of aircraft
    would likely be flying nearby North Korea,
    over Afghanistan and Yemen and probably
    open-ocean duty to detect submarines
    via measuring the thermohaline bulging
    as the traveling subs disturb various
    water layers which are NOW measurable
    from way above!

    Again, this is a test lifter system most
    likely and is NOT an alien spacecraft!

  3. I remember hearing the same about lockheed martin.it was their answer to carrying heavy weight without the costly, rapid fuel consumption.since then,ive chalked up all low,slow, large, triangular air craft sightings to be their blimp.my personal opinion is that they fly low to get spotted on purpose to see what the reactions of observers are.if people assume it must be extraterrestrial,then they get to say,” it wasn’t me” when spotted over unfriendly territories.

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