Triangular Shaped UFO Sighting over Kingsport, TN.

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81628
Date of the Sighting 2017-01-18 19:10
Date Submitted 2017-01-19 12:59 (Reported Same Day)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Triangle overhead moving slowly towards bays mountain then banking south
Tags triangle ufo lights flash

Sighting Location

City Kingsport
Region Tennessee
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 37660
Latitude 36.53473
Longitude -82.52698
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Unknown
Alititude Unknown
Sighting Duration 00:05:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Triangle

Weather Details

Max Temp 63°F / 17°C
Mean Temp 51°F / 11°C
Min Temp 38°F / 3°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 9 Miles / 14 Kilometers
Min Visibility 2 Miles / 3 Kilometers
Conditions Raining

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 1139 other sightings in Tennessee
• There have been 14 other sightings in Kingsport
• There have been 2 other sightings in the postal code 37660
• There have been 100 other sightings near Kingsport
• There were no other sightings in or near Kingsport on 2017-01-18

Sighting Details

I exited my house at a moment past 7:00 pm on 1/18/2017 to go out to dinner. as i was putting the key in my car door to unlock it, i glanced up. over our house and a little to the right of it, about 60 degrees up, a series of lights caught my attention. i instantly thought they seemed peculiar. the object to which the lights were attached was a triangle. there were white lights on the three points and a red flashing light in the middle. the object was going painfully slow. it proceeded towards bays mountain and gently banked to the left (the right side went up a bit) and it proceeded more directly south. i kept hoping someone would come by so i could point it out to them, but no one did. i did glance at my watch to document the time and it was precisely 7:10 pm. there were no aircraft in the area and it did not make any noise. i could not tell its altitude, but it was probably around 5-10,00 feet. not as high as commercial air traffic. i did notice that it seemed a little “fuzzy” towards the front end. the air was chilly, but the sky was crystal clear. after a few moments it just gently moved on towards the south and i proceeded to dinner. i specifically looked to see if there were traditional aircraft navigation lights and all i was was the one bright, flashing light in the center. the duration of the experience was perhaps 4-5 minutes because it seemed in no hurry. regarding my feelings, i was noncommittal. there it was and i actually chuckled at the thought of seeing a possible ufo – then i just studied it for details, noted the time and went to dinner. i anticipated filing this report today.

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