The Kauai triangle UFO
This photograph was taken on the island of Kauai in the mid-morning of October 17, 2007. The following cropped images show an equilateral triangle or sector shape in the cloud, as well as a contrast-enhanced version of the same image. Click on the center and right images to see larger versions.
William C. Treurniet, October, 2009
The three blue rectangles in the right image identify objects that appear to be parts of a machine of some kind. A version of each object closer to the size in the original photograph is shown below.
The left image shows three intersecting rings partly occluded by the main object and the surrounding cloud material. These rings are positioned approximately at the middle of the triangle edge.
The middle image shows at least two extensions leading from the main object to a partly visible hexagonal structure some distance from the triangle. The two long extensions, each having a 45-degree bend, appear to be connected to an additional structure at the center of the hexagon.
The right image shows a cupped, triangular structure positioned at the upper-right vertex of the main object. A similar structure is recognizable at the lower left vertex of the object, although it is heavily obscured by cloud material. If the object is some kind of craft and these structures are landing pads, there would need to be an additional support at the remaining vertex. In fact, an object suitable for this purpose extends through the center of a toroidal object at that vertex.
The schematic drawing below summarizes the interesting features in this photograph. It shows a sector-shaped main object which could be some kind of spacecraft body. At each vertex are structures that could function as landing pads. Finally, there are two mysterious, tubular extensions from the craft. One is composed of orthogonal circular shapes, while the other consists of a hexagonal object attached to the triangle with extensions having 45-degree bends.
The cloud elevation around that time in Kauai was roughly 1300 feet. The object subtended about 20.5 degrees, so the estimated length of one side of the triangle is approximately 487 ft, or 150 m.