A recent piece of nighttime footage, which appears to show an unidentified triangular aircraft passing over Virginia, has recently appeared online, offering what may be some of the clearest video of such an aircraft to-date.
According to Roger Marsh at OpenMinds, the object was observed hovering near Route 29 shortly before 9 PM local time, in the vicinity of Charlottesville, Virginia. The footage depicts the object as it slowly began to move after the initial observation, and can be seen passing over the observers as they film the craft.
The footage was submitted to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and has been filed under case number 77904, Marsh reported.
Features of the object in the video appear to be consistent with dozens of similar reports of triangular aircraft gathered over the years, which have been observed mostly at night, and in numerous areas of the world.
The primary features can be seen in the enhanced photo at the top of this page, which shows the white points of light marking the three corners of the object, paired with an intermittent flashing red light in the center of the craft's underside.
The observers speculated that the object may have been some variety of drone as they filmed it, and noted that it appeared to be moving "very fast."
In 2013, similar reports of triangular light formations received attention from Fox News affiliates in the area, after video footage of one of the apparent aircraft was captured by resident David Levy, as seen in the video below:
Other notable past observations include a "wave" of reports of a triangle-shaped aircraft seen over Belgium in the early 1990s. Less than a decade later, several police officers from different jurisdictions in St. Clair County, Illinois, reported observing and following a large, triangle-shaped aircraft as it passed slowly over region. Skeptics have argued that the St. Clair County UFO was merely a blimp operated by the American Airship Company, which may have been giving "a VIP tour." However, the time the officers observed the aircraft was during the early morning hours (an odd time for a VIP tour, for which no records were ever produced). Additionally, each of the officers commented on the distinctly triangular shape of the aircraft they observed, which seems inconsistent with a typical dirigible.
Once again, a similar object was filmed and uploaded by YouTube user Ceejay Hott, who filmed an object similar to the Virginia MUFON footage last year over Inwood, West Virginia:
A similar video depicting an unusual aircraft with a triangular shape can also be seen here.
Although there are minor variances in shape, flight characteristics, and lighting patterns, the objects nonetheless appear to be roughly consistent, while depicting objects that do not easily match known varieties of aircraft, military or otherwise. A variety of interpretations about their design and function have been offered, ranging from stealth aircraft, to some variety of "platform blimp", as suggested with observations of much larger aerial vehicles bearing this signature triangular shape.
Perhaps, in the years to come, new details may be revealed about these aircraft, either through official channels (Air Force, Military, etc), or with the help of new advancements in camera and other technologies that will allow greater clarity and detailed observation when, and where, the objects appear.