On August 13, 2002 during the Persiad meteor shower a woman-an amateur astronomer-was shocked when a huge black triangular shaped object passed directly over her house blocking out the star field she was observing. It was later discovered that there was radar tracing of this object discovered by a cooperative air traffic controller. This was one of several triangular objects spotted by witnesses near the capital city of Halifax in Nova Scotia the spring and summer of 2006.
Animal Behavior Feature:
A little after 2:15 a.m. on a clear night, Helen, accompanied by her arthritic Labrador Retriever, was on her patio watching for Perseid meteors. She became aware of a slow moving, black line which she soon realized was a huge black triangle that passed directly over the clearing that surrounded her house as it moved from the SE to the NW at about 10 mph. As the huge object blanked out the sky, Helen reported that the area around her became very still and “tingly.” Uncharacteristically, her lab left her and went into the house through an open door. Caged pheasants next door were silent instead of making their usual bird sounds. In 5 minutes the triangle had moved out of sight, and the “tingly” feeling was gone.
Joan Woodward, Animal Behavior Specialist:
Helen lives in a relatively secluded area near Cow Bay. She is an amateur astronomer, an experienced yachtswoman, and owns her own Internet business. This is her first sighting of an unidentified object. She described “a perfect black triangle of gargantuan proportions.” She estimated the altitude of the triangle as 2,000 feet and noted that it seemed to soak up light.
Investigation resulted in information obtained from an air traffic controller regarding an unknown target in the right place at the right time at an altitude of 1,800 feet. Calculations based on this altitude and on-site measurements indicated one side of the triangle was 3,600 feet in length.
Helen experienced a headache on the 13th and 14th and had a spell of feeling nauseous and dizzy on the afternoon of the 13th. By the afternoon of the 14th, she felt fine.
No sound or EM effects were reported.
Ledger, Don, 2002, The Flying Triangle Phenomenon, International UFO Reporter,
v. 27, no. 3, Fall issue, p. 3-7, 23.