Caught on Tape: UFO Sighting Spooks Lafayette, Colorado
Colorado residents speculate what the triangular formation of lights could be.
March 28, 2011— -- Was it an airplane? Was it a satellite?
The strange triangular formation of lights hovering above Lafayette, Colo., last week has many wondering if it's a sign that we're not alone.
Leroy van der Vegt and his son Nick captured the sight on camera.
"It was completely quiet. No noise at all," van der Vegt said.
The unidentified red lights did not blink but were in a triangular shape as they hovered in the sky.
Van der Vegt doesn't know what it was but he is sure that what he saw was not a satellite, helicopter or airplane.
Eventually, the triangle headed northeast and the lights faded, van der Vegt said.
Lester Valdez and all of his neighbors saw the unidentified lights.
"I have never witnessed anything like that," said Valdez.
He said they looked like tiny, bright alien ships from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
"It was exactly something like that where you see an object and they all got into a pattern and they stood in a pattern, and they all moved in a direction and then they pretty much dropped and that was it," Valdez said.
Grant Gazvoda and two friends sat in front of a Lafayette convenience store talking about the lights. Gazvoda said he saw them Monday night as he and friends were out stargazing.
"When it flew over, there was a really weird energy. Almost like a hyper need to move. My mind started racing. My body started shaking," Gazvoda said. " I freaked out at that point."
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