Credible reports of football-field sized, triangular-shaped UFOs being sighted throughout the United States continue every year. But in case you think these phenomena are a recent development, think again.
One of the first documented, corroborated reports of a triangular UFO sighting dates back to 70 years to 1947. A declassified FBI memo obtained by Unknown Boundaries under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows that there were reports of credible witnesses who described a “slow moving purple-colored” triangle-shaped UFO slowly moving over Seattle only a month after the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
Contrary to reports that the FBI had no interest in UFOs, the memo dated Sept. 12, 1947 was sent directly to the Bureau’s Director J. Edgar Hoover.
In the memo, the agent stated that eyewitness, Bruce Armstrong, who was an electronics technician, had originally sighted the triangular UFO at 2:20 p.m. on Aug. 12 and that it “appeared to be fluttering like a leaf, and appeared to be a black or dark blue triangular substance.”
According to the agent’s memo to Hoover, M. A. Nichols also saw the UFO, which he described as “a big ball reflecting light, giving it a purplish tinge.”
While some witnesses said they thought the object was just a piece of tar paper or a weather balloon, most thought it to be something unknown.
One witness, whose name was redacted from the memo, said that he spotted the object flying over his house and “estimated it to be about 35,000 feet in the air.” The man’s neighbor, whose name was also redacted, stated that he grabbed a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at the object.
“The object looked like a white dock moving, cylindrical in shape with a sort of purplish tinge.”
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