November 5, 2009
Personally I've had half a dozen of decent UFO sightings. One of the first I saw was remarkably similar to the picture above although when I saw it, it was way up in the sky and all that I could see was 3 stars - in a perfect triangle - moving from south to north. This was during the time when a UFO flap occured in Belgium and where even some F-16s managed to get some footage. So I guess we're talking 1988-89 here.
I was letting a friend out the door and it was already getting dark. This was, to the best of my recollection, late afternoon in November. I was chatting with my friend just outside the frontdoor and I yawned and stretched myself. Not polite, I know. In any case when I looked up during stretching I suddenly noticed those 3 stars making a triangle - way up in the sky almost directly above me. After a second or two with my eyes still fixed on the object something else happened. Instantly those 3 stars 'go out' and in the center of that object another light 'goes on.' Then a second later it reversed and I'm looking at a triangle formation of 3 stars again. I said to my friend; 'do you see that?' He looks up and remarks; 'indeed I see something.' Next my friend almost started panicking and saying he didn't want to look at it and he excused himself. I waved goodbye to my friend and continued to watch the object move into the distant northern sky until it's out of sight.
The sighting lasted about a minute or so and even from recollection it's pretty hard to estimate altitude, size and speed of the object. It was a cloudless sky with stars already out in abundance. That's why I probably noticed the object against the static stars. And no, it wasn't an airplane. I live closeby a major airport and I see plains taking off and landing practically on a daily basis. Those lights are pretty familiar, as is the sound of the jet engines. Yet the object I saw made no sound whatsoever. Probably the weirdest thing of all was the 'changing of the lights' while I was staring directly at it.
Couple of years later I had another sighting although the circumstances were somewhat different and at the time I didn't give it much attention, untill a few days later that is. It was during the summer months and in the evening that I decided to go out into town. I got on my bicycle and made my way to the city center where all the clubs and bars are. I was riding along side a canal when I noticed a bright pinkish light in the southern skies. It was so bright that it literally lit up the clouds in front and to the back of it. The object was behind a cloud but so bright that the light easily came through it. You get an effect similar to watching mountain ridges in the distance overlapping eachother. My first thought was that it must be fireworks, or somebody shooting up a flare. Pink UFO didn't come to mind that easily. I continued to watch that object until I reached my destination. This was on a saturday and on monday I was browsing through the local newspaper and I come across an article where people had sighted a UFO on saturday evening. Several people claimed they saw a huge pink flying triangle in the sky. It's not unreasonable to assume that it was the same thing that I saw.
I also recall that the pink triangle caused some jokes since the gay movement at that time used to same symbol for their organization. Gay aliens and so on. . .