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Triangle UFO videotaped low over Virginia

A Virginia witness at Charlottesville reported watching and videotaping a triangle UFO moving low over Route 29 north at 8:55 p.m. on July 24, 2016, according to testimony in Case 77904 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness and his mother were driving near the Kroger and K-Mart in Charlottesville when the incident occurred.

Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

“A digital video was taken by me,” the witness sated. “The UFO was first stationary and then moved to a northeast straight-line path and was gone.”

Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged still frame from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

Charlottesville is the county seat of Albemarle County, population 48,210.

The witness was driving along Route 29 north near the Kroger and K-Mart stores, pictured. (Credit: Google)
The witness was driving along Route 29 north near the Kroger and K-Mart stores, pictured. (Credit: Google)

One video clip was uploaded with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 24, 2016. Virginia MUFON STAR Team Investigator Norm Gagnon 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. Visit mufonsymposium.com for information on the Orlando, FL, annual Symposium August 25-28.

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. Oh, wow, I remember reading decades ago that this type of triangular vehicle with lights on the corners and a red light in the middle is OURS. Look up old websites regarding the Belgium Flap.

  2. I really like this video. At first glance, it does look like an airplane but the lights are at the outer tips of the crafts triangular shape PLUS, the shading of the lighting is different than a FAA strobe. This could really be genuine! I hope the investigation is diligent in determining its validity.

  3. I find the passengers comment “It’s kinda round looking” interesting because when I see the craft rise just as it passes over, it looks to have a triangular shape against the sky. Round?

  4. I’m still working on this case and been in contact with both witnesses. It would seem that there was another sighting of a triangular craft (perhaps the same UAP) flying over Charlottesville just a few weeks ago. My report will be released via an upcoming MUFON Journal.

  5. Nice shot. very nice. I still wonder the maning of the red strobe. Interestinfg the way it disappears, almost cloacking !

  6. i remember seeing an object like this one night on my way to Dairy Queen here where i stay, Thomasville, Ga. i came back in told my wife and son about it and they thought i was going nuts. i remember i was at a stop light, and out the corner of my eye i saw this massive craft and it was flying low and slow.. i could it see quiete well.. and it looked scary. i could remember thinking that whatever was on it had to be huge and this could be the end.. i tried to record it but my cellphone was dead. when the light turned green, i turned around and looked everywhere for it and it had vanish. i couldnt find it anywhere. and the thing was that tripped me out, was how can something so big and moving so slow vanish into thin air. i know i wasnt the only person that saw that object.couldnt have.

  7. They will not fly this triangle over places like North Korea because the Norks would shoot and not ask questions. This triangle is never seen in daylight because then it would obvious that it was man-made. It is some kind of anti-gravity diridgeable or blimp capable of high speed and high altitude. If the pilots received a few shots from a high-powered .308, this triangle would make itself scarce. Your tax money at work, folks.

  8. Exactly what I saw in March 2016. Three light-greenish lights in an isosceles triangle, bright red light in the exact centre. If it was an aircraft I should have seen a red strobe light at one of the 3 vertices, since it was passing right to left. The central red light could not have been the wingtip navigational light since it was in the centre of the 3 other lights. The object was completely silent. This really grabbed my attention since I’m always paying attention to the aircraft’s sound. One minute later a small aircraft flew past but no problem hearing that.

  9. I saw a very similar craft, based on the light configuration and description of its behavior, in the Sacramento area earlier this month. I haven’t been able to find any planes, commercial or military, that use the triangular light config with the red light in the center. What initially caught my attention was the fact that the aircraft did not move, at least not noticeably, in several minutes. After 5-8 minutes, it then accelerated slowly and quietly to the West, flying directly over my house. The craft was silent until it flew overhead at about 5-10,000 ft, when I could discern some engine noise, though very subtle and too quiet for a jet of its size (wingspan appeared to be approx. the size of a commercial airliner).

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