|Occurred : 2/2/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 02/02/00 8:00 PM)
Reported: 2/2/2000 03:28
Location: Kent, WA
|((NUFORC Note: We believe the aircraft were military C-17 transports, flying in formation. We have confirmation from an FAA duty officer, who also witnessed the a/c over Kent. They flew over Ballard, Queen Ann Hill, Sand Point, and many other areas.))
I saw two craft in the sky headed northwest, on a precise landing path for Boeing Field in Seattle. They reappeared ten minutes later going the exact opposite direction.
I was sitting in my bedroom watching television, when I noticed some lights going through the sky. My bedroom window faces south, so I get a good view of planes landing at Boeing Field, and lights moving outside don't usually get me thinking. This time, it was different. The lights were moving too slow and their altitude was too low for them to be on a landing path. At first glance, I thought they looked like Boeing 777s. But at a closer look, things didn't seem to add up. There were two craft, both moving at 200-250 mph. Their altitude was approximately 2000 feet and they were lined up precisely one behind the other and about 1000 feet distance. Their running and strobe lights were all green, which I know does not comply with FAA regulations. They were noisy, just like any commercial jet aircraft. Their course never deviated at all, until they were out of sight. What puzzled me the most is that they came back in the exact same formation ten minutes later, moving at the same speed, altitude, and direction as before, until they disappeared into the southeastern sky. My home is located in the Panther Lake area of East Hill in Kent, Washington. I don't know if this has any relation to my sighting, but earlier in the day I saw four white helicopters circling the area between here and highway 167, which is about two miles to the west. These craft had no markings at all either.