Triangular Shaped UFO Sighting in Manheim, Pennsylvania

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83324
Date of the Sighting 2017-03-15 00:00
Date Submitted 2017-04-24 17:09 (Reported 40 Days Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Personal observation of very short duration
Tags sound triangle lights

Sighting Location

City Manheim
Region Pennsylvania
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 17545
Latitude 40.15426
Longitude -76.37826
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (under cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:00:03
Object Features Patterned Surface
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Triangle

Weather Details

Max Temp 30°F / -1°C
Mean Temp 24°F / -4°C
Min Temp 18°F / -8°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 5 Miles / 9 Kilometers
Min Visibility 1 Miles / 1 Kilometers
Conditions Snowing

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 3216 other sightings in Pennsylvania
• There have been 7 other sightings in Manheim
• There have been 2 other sightings in the postal code 17545
• There have been 179 other sightings near Manheim
• There were no other sightings in or near Manheim on 2017-03-14

Sighting Details

I was walking my dog behind a small shopping area parking lot within 300′ of my residence. i heard a sound above and to the right. through a break in the overcast, i saw a large triangle shaped object with structural surface features and lights. it was moving slowly (forward i assume) at what could have been between 500′ to 1500′. it suddenly began to disappear from the trailing end, the transparency revealing normal empty sky. my initial reaction was astonishment. i immediately began to question myself. did i really just see this? i am a private pilot of 30 years and am very familiar with just about all general aviation as well as commercial and military aircraft. i also know the typical low altitude flight and approach/departure paths locally. what i saw was outside of design and behavioral norms. the entire event lasted between two to three seconds.

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