1/5/2013 10:42:51 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Large black triangle. No lights and no sound, aside from the rush of air.
Size of Object(s)
Roughly the size of my house and the houses on either side.
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
a few hundred feet at most.
Description of Area / Surroundings
I lived in a new subdivision on what was then the south end of Calgary. I was laying up on the roof checking out the stars.
Full Description & Details
I got dropped off at home by a friend and I didn't really want to go into the house yet. My parents had a balcony off the master bedroom and this and the back deck made it easy for me to climb up onto the roof of the house where I used to go up and lay on my back and stare up at the stars. On this night I was doing just that when a large black triangle shaped object coasted right over head. It had no lights and made no mechanical sound but I could here the rush of wind as it flew over. It was no more than a few hundred feet up at most. The only way I can estimate the size is to say it was roughly covering my house and the houses on either side as it moved over. It wasn't moving fast and it was going west to east. I lost sight of it after 5 or 10 seconds at most. Prior to this I had never heard of these triangle shaped objects as this was before the internet.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I don't think I can can come up with an explanation for the object I saw. It was big and made no mechanical noises and it had no lights. It was weird that it flew right over me while I was laying on the roof of my house.
I'm a geomatics dude and photographer living in Alberta Canada. I am educated and, while open minded, I'm not easily taken in by things like this. I do know I saw something and I openly tell people about it when the mood arises. I would love to see something again and as a recent entry into the field of astrophotography, I plan on looking up a lot more in the future.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I had limited knowledge or interest. It basically made me know something is out there. Especially years later when the internet became common and I discovered that many others have seen something very similar, if not identical.
Reported To:UFO database online somewhere, maybe even here but it was years ago.