A North Carolina witness reports watching a low flying triangle-shaped UFO that silently crossed the sky 300 feet away and shined a bright, white light on the vehicle about 8 p.m. on January 24, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the MUFON report, which was filed on January 25. The witness states that the sighting occurred in a rural, residential area.
As the witness first stepped outside, an unusual sound was heard prior to the UFO sighting, as local dogs were barking.
“I realized I was hearing a fairly loud metallic scraping and ripping sound; very high pitched coming from the top of the closest hill,” the witness stated. “I could not see anything, but the sound persisted for approximately 30-45 seconds. At times the sound reached high pitch range close to a siren. It was very unidentifiable, eerie, and definitely bothering the dogs. When it stopped it was suddenly very quiet.”
The witness then got into a vehicle and began driving, and five minutes later noticed the triangle UFO in the sky, with white-blue lights at each of the three points.
“It appeared to be moving very smoothly, almost gliding across the valley. The area in which it was seen is a commercial strip with multi-story residential buildings and fairly populated with college students. I was completely enthralled by the UFO, and began to track its movement. “
The witness stopped at a nearby hay field and got out of the vehicle.
“I watched it go behind a stand of trees near to the multi-story housing area. It was probably 300 feet away from me when it began to disappear. It was completely silent and appeared to surveying the area. It was on a straight line trajectory flying perpendicular to the ground.”
The witness returned to the vehicle and began to drive away, but then realized a beam of light from above was shining on the vehicle.
“t was not a bright white spotlight one would expect from helicopters. It was a soft light and it encompassed my vehicle for approximately 3-5 seconds. I stopped again got out and saw nothing. I feel as if I had been scanned by this light beam.”