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Occurred : 4/17/1999 14:03 (Entered as : 04/17/99)
Reported: 4/19/1999 15:59
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Vashon Island (near Seattle), WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes -?
We were watching two very bright "headlights" approaching us (we were on slope) and they were coming through btwn 2 tree tops. Then it was over us & a wee bit to our left. White lights in the "front" & wings and red lights in parallel rows on the "belly" - nothing beyond that. No tail! It was very very low and considering how low it was flying it was fairly quiet, it was moving somewhat slowly. It disappeared over & behind the tree tops.

It was near 3am on Saturday (4/17/99)morning. My friend and I were sitting on a blanket enjoying the first warm night, stargazing, laughing, talking, and listening to music. At the same time we both noticed 2 "headlights" in front of us between the tops of 2 trees. We noticed the lights becoming larger but then not seeming to move at all. Like they were just "planted" in the tree tops - then she started joking about "hope they don't abduct us" and I replied and so forth. Then, I don't know how, it was to our left a little and up above us so that we could see the lights on the underside. We saw white light at the front of the aircraft, one, I believe, on each wing. And 2 rows of red lights running down the "belly" and then nothing. There appeared to be no more ship beyond that point. No tail at all. The object was moving fairly slow, quite low (considering that it didn't appear to be much higher than the top of a good-sized cedar or Douglas fir and considering how low this was flying, it was not noisey at all. We watched it go behind the trees which were behind us (the property is ringed by trees all around it) and then disappear. There was 1 object. Shape - well, I've been questioning if it were a stealth bomber. I guess triangle is best I can come up with. or manta ray. could not tell the color. Brief description of the observers? Such as? Me: Single mother, college-educated, stable (have worked at large reputable law firm for 11 1/2 years), balanced, peaceful, Washington state resident for nearly 12 years. I don't know what you want to know, I'm sorry. Friend: Married, mother of 2, chef, hard-worker, Washington resident for many years.