Multiple witnesses watch black triangle UFO low over Medfield, MA
Two Massachusetts witnesses watched a black triangle UFOlow flying over Medfield, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
The object was described as having three "brilliant white lights configured in a triangular pattern."
The reporting witness said the slow moving object was about the size of "a medium-large cargo plane" and flying at between 1,000 and 2,000 feet and traveling at about 50 mph.
The 21-year-old female and 23-year-old male were driving north on South Street near the Phillips Street intersection when they noticed the object made an abrupt turn "from WSW to NNW."
They pulled over at this point at Medfield High School to get a better look, where they noticed a man walking his dog who was also staring at the object.
As the object moved over the high school, they decided to follow it and drove along "the bus route along the west side of the building. As we began to approach the main door-entrance to the high school, the lights suddenly switched direction rapidly again, now heading directly east towards Mt. Nebo (a 200-foot tree covered hill with a large watertower on top)."
At this point, "the lights went dark and all that appeared was a single, pulsing red light, almost like an aircraft beacon but much weaker and unlike a typical strobe."
They then watched it "cruise towards Mt. Nebo yet as the single light began to pass in front of a cloud illuminated by the moonlight, it seemed to disappear into the night, likely just dropping out of visibility."
The following is the unedited witness testimony from the MUFON database. MA, August 8, 2009 - Assumed Black Triangle lights and "gracefully erratic" movements viewed over the Boston suburb of Medfield, Massachusetts. 3 bright white lights, then just a single pulsing red light. MUFON Case # 18600.
An unknown craft with 3 brilliant white lights configured in a triangular pattern were observed over Medfield High School half-past midnight in the early hours of Saturday, August 8, 2009. The craft appeared to be the size of a medium-large cargo plane yet was traveling far slower and "smoother" than any conventional aircraft and was completely silent. It was at an altitude 1,000-2,000 feet and was moving at approximately 50+ mph. The lights were first noticed by my girlfriend (21, of Worcester, MA) and I (23, of Medfield, MA) as we were driving home from watching The Breakfast Club at a friends house on the south side of town.
We were heading north on South St. near the intersection of Philips St. in the Boston suburb of Medfield, Massachusetts when the lights caught our attention. The tight formation of lights appeared to "instantly" alter their direction from WSW to NNW. This unusual, rapid movement is what convinced my girlfriend and I that we were not just seeing bright lights on a helicopter or any other known manmade aircraft. I was ecstatic at this point announcing "Did you see that!? You saw that, right!? Are you seeing this" to which she replied "Yeah babe, yeah, I see it, I'm watching it!".
Slightly obscured by the trees, I opted to get a better view of this oddity and pulled into the Medfield High School street-entrance. We passed a man walking his dog who was also starring up at it as it moved NNW directly above the school maintaining a slow but "steady" pace. In order to track it, I followed the bus route along the west side of the building. As we began to approach the main door-entrance to the high school, the lights suddenly switched direction rapidly again, now heading directly east towards Mt. Nebo (a 200-foot tree covered hill with a large watertower on top).
Seconds after this final change in direction, the lights went dark and all that appeared was a single, pulsing red light, almost like an aircraft beacon but much weaker and unlike a typical strobe. (Medfield is under several flight paths of planes flying in and out of Logan Int'l Airport in Boston as well as nearby Norwood Airport that handles executive jets so I know very well how regular aircraft look and sound). We watched it cruise towards Mt. Nebo yet as the single light began to pass in front of a cloud illuminated by the moonlight, it seemed to disappear into the night, likely just dropping out of visibility.
Ecstatic euphoria is the best way to describe the feeling I was experiencing, my girlfriend on the other hand just shrugged it off as a UFO sighting...
Note: At no time did we actually see what the lights were coming out of. The three bright white lights looked like spotlights but without beams coming out of them, more like massive floodlights. Their brilliance made it impossible to see the craft. When the white lights shut off the the pulsing red light appeared, it was still difficult to determine what it was even with near full moon conditions (the craft was in between us and the moon so were seeing the "darkside" of the it). I had my cellphone with me that is fully capable of taking good quality pictures and videos yet I was so awestruck by what I was seeing that I didn't even think of filming it at the time, a regret I will hold for a long time.
The following morning a US Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter buzzed over my house (less than a mile from the sighting) at low altitude. This is unheard of this far inland and distant from any bases. There are no Air Force bases or other military airfields within the immediate area. The only military installations are the Natick Army Labs, eight miles north of town, but they are situated in an urban setting, an unlikely place for testing. My friend who does not believe extraterrestrials are manning UFOs concluded/theorizes that it must have come from the labs; However, this is usually the explanation for strange activity (i.e. the Dover Demon) in the area.
Earlier this summer, two friends of mine, brothers in fact, stepped out for a smoke one evening in neighboring Norfolk, MA. They observed near identical lights and erratic, steady movements yet they could actually see that it was a very large black triangle. I tried to encourage them to report it but they didn't feel comfortable talking about it and seemed to be spooked out, a feeling I now share with them. This is not my first sighting.