When I was about eight years old, my friend Julie and I were walking from my house to hers which was a distance of about half a block. In her backyard, her dad kept several hunting beagles and as we talked and walked, we heard the dogs start howling. We thought that they had cornered a cat or that someone was bothering them so we hurried to check it out. As we approached, the dogs fell silent. Seconds later, when we arrived, we looked from the sidewalk directly back to the back yard where the dogs were and saw them looking upward, which caused us to look up to see what they were looking at and it was then we saw the object. Hovering silently above a garage in her backyard was a dull silvery roughly triangular shaped object. The triangle was longer on two sides with the corners of the triangle squared off. The "point" where the two longer sides met was oriented toward the ground and there were gold/yellow lights at each of the corners. Close to the downward facing "point" was what appeared to be a protruding area with a red light. Even though the triangle shape was "facing" us, I still could tell the object had substance (wasn't flat) and that it extended back and was solid metallic. We were transfixed and just watched it hover for several minutes before turning to each other and deciding to go get our brothers from a neighbor's house. When we returned, the object was gone, the dogs were acting normally and our brothers thought we had made the story up! Years later, long after Julie had moved away, I saw her at a nearby grocery store and she asked me if I remembered the time we saw the UFO. Her memory of what happened was almost exactly as I had remembered it. The most profound part of this encounter to me was that back then, while I had heard of UFOs, I had never seen pictures or heard of any which were not the standard "flying saucer" type. I was astounded many years later when I learned that similarly shaped UFOs are fairly common.