A Maine witness at Orrington reported watching two, silent, low flying, triangle-shaped objects, according to testimony in Case 82502 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The event occurred on Friday, January 13, 2017, beginning at 11:19 p.m.
“It also happened to be my friend’s birthday, so I can remember quite vividly what happened,” the witness stated. “I got out of work around eight o'clock and I went home to let my dog out and I went out to the lake to go see him and hang out with friends. I got to his house around 9 and we hung out for 45 minutes or so when we decided to go to Walmart with his brother and another friend because I just bought a new car and he wanted to get a video game.”
The group then got into the witness’s vehicle and drove to Walmart.
“We left the Brewer Walmart around 10:50 right before they closed at 11 and we headed back towards Orrington. We were heading up the Brewer Lake Road and went around an 'S' turn and we had noticed these red lights down the road above the dam on the lake.”
The group was not far from the Bangor International Airport.
“So, it didn't seem like there was anything unusual about something like that; it looked like it was just beyond the dam and it was flying parallel to the road. It looked like it could have been a plane coming in. But there was something unusual about it, so when we saw it, I started talking about, I swear, how I saw a UFO the previous January.”
“I'm still talking about the UFO. It was like it heard me talking about UFOs because this triangular silhouette went from being far off the road and fairly high in the air (500 - 700 feet) to swooping in very close probably 400 feet off the road and 200 feet high.”
The witness thought that the object coming closer was very odd.
“I was euphoric, but terrified at the same time. It was flat with the horizon when the object dipped up one side 20 to 30 degrees and swooped in closer. The best way to describe it is the way a feather or a leaf falls to the ground and swoops side-to-side. After it swooped down close to the car everyone started to have this moment of awe, yet panicky.”
The witness slowed the car down and pulled off to the side of the road.
“It was just us four at the time because it was 11 at night. I turned the radio off and I rolled all the windows down and it was dead silent. That was too quiet a type of quiet. And we were all looking at the black, equilateral triangle that had glowing, bright, red lights on each end. The object also had a center light that glowed white and the object was dark against the clear night sky and it had to of been 40 to 60 feet across.”
One of the witness attempted to capture the object on video.
“As we were looking at it, one of my friends in the back seat pulled out her phone and tried to film it on her iPhone, but we looked at the video after and we couldn't see anything but darkness. While she was filming, I kept almost driving my new car off the road into a ditch because this object seemed to be hovering closer to us. I felt like it kept getting closer. I kept driving slowly down the road going back to my friend’s house and we turned the corner away from the UFO and this bigger triangular thing was across the lake above the Holden/Bucksport side of the lake heading towards the direction of the black triangle UFO.”
The witness wondered if this second object was an airplane, but noted that it was silent.
“I was still driving slowly down the road when I stopped and started talking to everyone in the car and we decided to turn around and go back and investigate. When we went back to the area where I pulled off the road, of course the object was gone along with whatever the larger object was.”
The witness provided one illustration of the object for this case, which was filed with MUFON on March 4, 2017.
Maine MUFON State Director Valerie Schultz investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.
“There were no correlating cases at the same time,” Schultz stated in her report. “However, MUFON Case # 83559 occurred in the same town – Orrington – on April 29, 2017, and describes a triangular craft.”
Schultz noted that the event location for this case is by a lake and a dam.
“It is also 6.5 miles south of Bangor International Airport and the Army Air National Guard Base. A Military Operations Area is 20 miles to the northeast – the direction the craft was travelling. That suggests a military connection. However, the witness submitted a drawing showing a triangular craft with red lights on each corner and a center white light. The fact that this craft was silent and so low – 400 feet off the road – leads me to suggest closing this case as Unknown - UAV.”
Orrington is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, population 3,733. Remember that most UFO reports can be resolved as something man-made or from Mother Nature. The above quotes were edited for clarity.