[This story is excerpted with permission from West Virginia UFO Newsletter ($16/yr, Headline Books, Inc. PO Box 52, Terra Alta, WV 26764), copyright 1995, Headline Books, Inc. CNI News thanks Bob Teets for this submission, dated March 5, 1995.]
[Danny Church is a school bus driver who resides near Iaeger, McDowell County, WV, where a UFO "mini-flap" has continued for nearly three years. Many of his sightings, along with those of his family and area residents, are featured in the book, "West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State," by Bob Teets. Danny now offers this update.]
On January 27, 1995 I was pulling into my driveway in Lick Branch. As I got out of my truck and looked up, I noticed a strange-looking craft flying low. It was shaped like a triangle flying backwards, with the widest section in the lead. It had a steady burning red light in each of its three corners, with a row of small white lights, also steady burning, along the front edge. The low sound it made resembled that of a group of birds taking off. A few minutes later and after the craft had gone from sight, three military jets in formation flew over in the same heading.
One evening I was talking with a man named David Bailey, who told me he had never seen a UFO. About a month later, he anxiously stopped me on the street and said, "I saw one last night." His February 4, 1995 sighting occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m.
"I was going south on Rt. 80 toward Garland," he said, "when I saw this object not very far above me, also moving south. It was very strangely shaped, a lot like (a horseshoe crab). There was no engine noise. There were two large, bright white lights toward the back of the craft that lit up the whole bottom side of the craft, which I could see. It also had smaller, dim, orange lights around the bottom edges. In the middle was a single row of lights on each side of a cylinder-shaped object attached to the bottom of the craft."
The weather was clear, the temperature 35 degrees F.
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