A Tennessee witness at Knoxville reported watching a slow-moving object with white lights in a triangle formation crossing the night sky, according to testimony in Case 87573 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside on a back deck with his wife and a friend on October 11, 2017, when the incident occurred.
“Noticed three bright, white, triangle-shaped lights with one red flashing light in the center of the white lights in the night sky,” the witness stated. “A UFO of some type. I don’t know what it was, but, I know what it wasn’t – a known aircraft. Never seen anything like it before and I was a jet engine mechanic in the U.S. Navy.”
The witness provided an illustration of the object – which appears to be in the shape of an arrowhead.
“It did not have vertical stabilizers that I could see. It was a dark night, but it had a faint glow to it so that you could see it plain as day up in the night sky. It was very large and moved very slow across the sky for its size. It had what looked like an exhaust in the back of it, but the sound it omitted was very muffled and it was super quiet. If, by chance, we hadn’t been out on the back deck, we would have never known that it cruised overhead. We are under a major flight corridor, but this was no plane or part of the flight traffic that flies overhead.”
The witness said that he was in awe of the object.
“My wife and friend were nonchalant about the sighting. It simple ‘floated’ and flew off to the north. As a side note, I did not inform authorities such as police, FAA or others. We did not take photos. While I realize that this report cannot most likely be confirmed, maybe someone else saw the craft that same night that did report it so that this report might confirm their report.”
The witness said the object was very large.
“I would think that it was as large as five or six Boeing 747's put together. It wasn’t small like a F/A-18 Hornet or F-15 Eagle.”
Tennessee MUFON State Director Angelia Sheer closed this case as an Unknown UAV.