11/27/2011 12:54:41 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
a solid black triangle, dull, emiting no light other than each corner had a different colored soft light. One green, one white and one red.
Size of Object(s)
Due to the darkness of the night sky, I would nevertheless, estimate the size to be approx. the same distance long as a football field.
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
Distance away - 1 mile altitude - aorund 300 feet from the ground
Description of Area / Surroundings
Rural area. 15 miles South of Salina, Kansas on US 81. Salina was the site of a military SAC base at that time.
Full Description & Details
Leaving my parents house in Salina, Kansas at 10:00 pm for the 30 minute trip back to my home in McPherson, Kansas. I made this trip several times each month and knew the trip took approximately 30 minutes to travel. With me in the car was my 4 year old daughter, asleep in the back seat and my 5 month old daughter in her infant seat. Approximately 1 mile North of the exit on US 81 that, if taken, would lead me into the city of Lindsborg, and at which the "Stuckey's" gift shop and gas center was located, my attention was drawn to a triangular shaped object in the sky to my left. I noticed the complete blanking out of the starfield, also that there were small lights on each corner of the triangle - white, green and red. They were not pulsating, but possessed a soft glow. I remember watching the triangle as I drove, thinking it was around 300 feet off the ground. I remember pulling over the car on the shoulder of the highway. I remember seeing cars on the opposite side of the highway also slowing and pulling over. I remember opening my car door and stepping out to stare up at the absolutely silent triangle. That is the last thing I remember until my tires on my car bumped over the entrance to my driveway 17 miles away. I carried my children into my home, and was very surprised to see my husbands car pull into the driveway behind me as I carried in the diaper bag after putting the children in their beds. He was very distraught and rather angry. My mother, not hearing if I returned home safely or not, had apparently been so upset she had called the sheriff's department and reported me missing. My husband had the department out on the road searching the ditches for my car. I was at first indignant, "I just LEFT there 30 minutes ago, what is the problem?" then I became numb when my husband shouted, "No, you didn't ! It is midnight, where have you been for two hours?" After I explained about the triangle I had seen and how I had stopped my car to get out and look at it closer, he made me call the SAC base in Salina and ask if there were any military training manuevers going on with new aircraft. I was transferred around on the phone and ended up talking to some Colonel that at first was very solicitious, then became very cold and wanted to know where I lived, my name and phone number. All this was before the day of caller ID's. My husband told me to hang up and not give out any information. From that evening in 1987 until I underwent a hysterectomy in 1997, I would have great difficulty going out in the car at night, I would hear a heavy "thrumming" sound in my head, and find myself always watching the night sky, peering up into the stars, listening to the throb of far off "engines" that apparently, only I could hear.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
It is possible it was an aircraft of some sort. The Blackbird is a very familiar shape, and certainly could have been that type of hovercraft, yet in 1987, I do not believe the stealth bombers were built or designed yet.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I personally never gave it much thought one way or the other. Since seeing and experiencing missing time and the resulting night 'paranoia' I must say I believe some technology exists, man made or otherwise that influenced me greatly on the night in 1987.
Reported To:SAC base, Salina, Kansas and family/friends