An Oklahoma witness near Tinker Air Force Base reports watching a “silent, black triangle” moving overhead under 500 feet about 1 a.m. on April 17, 2012, that appeared “misty,” according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside smoking when the object first came into view.
“At first it looked like a huge bird gliding, but it was a craft that looked somewhat triangular, best I could tell,” the witness stated. “It made absolutely no audible sound, nothing, dead quiet. I would guess it was anywhere from 300 feet to 500 feet high, and was flying very low and fairly slow. It looked as though it was gliding or floating effortlessly.”
The witness described the object.
“A couple of things that really threw me were the two lights, one on each wing tip, that looked as though you were shining a light through a dense fog or haze. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The lights did not look vivid or stark in contrast like you would normally see on a aircraft. These had a sort of cloudy glow to them.”
The witness said the object appeared to be “misty.”
“Misty looking is a good description and possibly why the craft itself looked cloaked or almost transparent to me, although, I could vaguely make out a triangle shape it was not necessarily definitive as such. It also made it hard to judge altitude and size of the craft.”
The witness attempted to judge the object’s size.
“My best guess as to the size of the craft would be roughly 40 feet to 80 feet in width and it seemed wider than it was in length. The sighting only lasted maybe 10 seconds. My back was to the craft and I didn’t see it approaching. I did not see it until it was right above me. It disappeared very quickly and not by speed, almost as though someone turned out the lights. I was not able to visually track it like you can a normal aircraft on a crystal clear night. It took me a few minutes to process what I saw.”
Was the craft military or something else?
“My gut feeling is that this is military and not an alien craft. Whatever the technology was that I saw, it has definitely not been made public. Tinker Air Force Base is fairly close and the flight path was similar to other craft I have seen in the past.”
Tinker Air Force Base is located in southeast Oklahoma City, OK, and directly south of Midwest City. No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on April 18, 2012. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
Oklahoma is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Oklahoma had 6 reports in March 2012, the 29th highest reporting state – while California had 71 reports in March – the highest reporting state in the nation.