Date of Event: October 16th, 6:30PM
Location of Event: Westminster, MD
Message: I was driving on MD-97 leaving Westminster going west towards Eldersburg. As I was coming towards the intersection at MD-32, I saw what I believe was 2 objects to my left (south). Both had 3 solid lights that were displayed in a straight line. I’m color blind, so I don’t know what color the lights were, but they were all the same size and were not blinking or flashing. One of the objects looked like it was hovering.
The second looked like it was coming from left to right at an angle that would have brought it in front the other one, the lights were roughly at a 45 degree angle and were slowly leveling-out to a horizontal angle. My window was down and I didn’t hear any sound except for the passing traffic. My immediate thought was they were gliders because they weren’t moving very fast, if at all, and I couldn’t hear any sound from them.
Then I realized, they couldn’t have been more than 500 ft. off the ground and I don’t know of any airport or landing area nearby that they would be able to reach without power. They were large, I would estimate about 150 ft across. There is a small airport in Westminster, but they had to be at least 5-7 miles away from it.
I couldn’t see any outline, just the lights. As I glanced back at the road, to make sure I was staying in my lane as I drove through the intersection, I must have passed the objects. I pulled-over to the shoulder, about 100 yards past the MD-32 intersection to get a better look. When I turned around to look, the objects were gone. I was surprised that I didn’t hear or see anything on the local news, since there was traffic going in both directions which would have meant there were plenty of witnesses.