The witness was on guard duty Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1982, in tower #5 in what was then West Germany.
“I observed a very dark triangular-shaped craft fly from the southwest over the valley, over the town of Gerbach, and directly over my watch tower flying in a northwest direction,” the witness stated. “I observed the craft for over 10 minutes as I picked it out over the horizon to the southwest.”
Spotting aircraft was a common event.
“It was a natural occurrence to see military aircraft on a normal basis during hours of daylight. I often observed A-10, F-4f, F-111 and OV-10 aircraft in the area and was quite familiar with all military aircraft of the era. It was a hobby for me to watch aircraft and could easily identify aircraft by sight and often just by the noise of their engines.”