Okay, there is something very strange in the sky over Lakeport tonight. If you are on here now (11pm) go outside and look straight up. There is a huge white triangle in the sky. It is very defined but doesn't look solid. Please let me know if you see it too.
(01/30/2014) That was what I posted on two local swap sites last night before finally going to bed. It started around 10:30 pm when I took the dogs out to go to the bathroom before turning in.
As always I looked up to check out the sky. Unlike home, where the trees and hills limit my view of the night sky, the flat ground here in Florida affords a full horizon to horizon vista, and I never get tired of star gazing here. Last night I had an amazing surprise. When I looked up there was a huge, white, equilateral triangle directly above me. I hurried the dogs up and went back inside to get my husband before it faded away, so he is my witness that I wasn’t seeing things.
The triangle reminded me of the white circular rainbow that sometimes forms around the moon when its light reflects off of ice crystals in the air, except that the night was overcast and there was no moon. I thought it was some kind of weather phenomena, but I wasn’t able to find anything online about naturally occurring, triangular, phenomena.
The center of the triangle didn’t appear to be solid but at the same time, no stars were visible within the triangle. However, since it was overcast I really didn’t see stars in the other areas of the sky either. The white outline of the triangle reminded me of the beams from spotlights shining through dense air except that these beams didn’t move and didn’t extend beyond the corners of the triangle. Occasionally, a cloud would pass under the triangle and would appear brighter when it crossed under the white outline.
I received only one reply to my posts and that was from a woman in Okeechobee, about 20 miles from my location, and she didn’t see anything. I assumed that this meant that the triangle wasn’t as high up as say a ring around the moon would be. I checked on the triangle several times between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm when I finally gave up and went to bed so I don’t know how long it was actually visible. I tried taking a picture of the sky, but without knowing how to prolong the exposure on my digital camera, I wasn’t able to get anything.
It didn’t occur to me until this morning that what I saw could have been something huge above the cloud cover with perimeter lighting that was shining through the mist. Since this triangle covered a large area of sky, that is an uncomfortable thought. I’ll continue to search the internet for a logical explanation, but until I find one this will remain one of the most amazing and unusual mysteries of my life thus far.