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Tennessee witness describes silent triangle-shaped object

Roger Marsh
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Looking Back On 2022

A Tennessee witness at Kingsport reported watching a silent, triangle-shaped object moving east to west at 12:16 a.m. on April 2, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report states that the witness walked outside to a second-story back porch and immediately saw movement in the sky.

“It was triangular in shape, completely silent, and had a round, white light, on the bottom of the triangle near each corner,” the reporting witness stated. “The lights were noticeably dimmed. It was a cold and mostly clear night.”

The report indicates that the witness had “chills” as the object slowly disappeared into the distance.

“It just faded out of sight. It was traveling east to west almost exactly because I used the compass on my phone afterward so I would know the direction that it was traveling for reporting.”

The witness found it difficult to guesstimate the altitude but stated that the object seemed to be “at about the same height or a little higher than Bays Mountain.”

The witness pointed out in the report that the object was traveling almost exactly perpendicular to Bays Mountain on the north side, heading in the direction of the Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

“It looked exactly like a triangular craft that I found online when I Googled ‘triangular UAP’ right after it happened. It was moving fairly slowly and disappeared out of view. The whole encounter was maybe 5-10 seconds.”
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The witness reports hearing “rumors” that bombs are stored "in the mountain at the Holston Army Ammunition plant" which is part of Bays Mountain and is the exact direction that the object was moving towards.

The report included one illustration and one map of the location area, filed on April 2, 2022. Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties, population 55,442. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be resolved as something natural or man-made. These raw reports are for information only as investigators review the facts and attempt to resolve the case.

Tennessee Rating

Tennessee was rated 14th in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 10 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. Tennessee shared the rating with Ohio. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 37 triangle cases reported nationally in January 2023.

Recent Tennessee Coverage

Historic Tennessee
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A Tennessee witness at Memphis recalled an encounter with a disc-shaped object at the treetop level at 3 p.m. on April 1, 1967, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report indicates that there were 11 young adults between the ages of 17-25 and about equal distribution of males and females on the outskirts of a university campus. The incident date is approximate.

“The unidentifiable ‘flying object’ was directly over the treetops, traveling quite slowly,” the reporting witness stated. “It was medium olive-brown or dark khaki in color, and probably the size of a small bungalow.” The report shows that the witness chose “disc-shaped” as the shape.

The witness does not recall seeing any “inhabitants” on the object, nor was anyone in the group referring to or noticing "inhabitants." The group “piled into a motor vehicle” and tried to follow the object.

“It gradually ascended in a semi-cylindrical pattern, increasing speed, and we lost sight of it.”

The report indicates the group was on their way to a gathering. One of the boys in the group said he knew a military person to call as there are several bases in the area including Fort Campbell, KY.

“This guy and I talked via telephone the next day and said he was told it was a military ‘experiment.’"

The report included no images, filed on January 18, 2004. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee in Davidson County, population 569,447. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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