|Occurred : 2/9/2000 20:45 (Entered as : 02/09/00 20:45)
Reported: 2/10/2000 05:24
Location: Toledo, WA
|Oval object bright green in color transverses sky from NNW .. stops .. hovers .. accelerates to East .. stops .. hovers ... accelerates in zigzag pattern to West .. climbs .. sweeping turn to North ... disapears
Commercial Driver northbound I-5 at or near MP 64 observed a bright green oval shaped object with a bright green tail streaking in from the NNW and decending at approximately a 60 to 70 degree down angle. Object appeared to be about the size of a Pea held at arms length. There was Northbound commercial air traffic visable in the sky, estimated to be in the vacinity of Olympia, Wa., and the object appeared to level off at or near the altitude of the air traffic and stopped and hovered for about 15 seconds. Object then accelerated in an easterly direction, appearing to pass behind the air traffic, and stopped approximately 1 second later having transversed an estimated 45 - 50 degrees of arc. Object hovered there for about 30 seconds. Object then reversed direction and accelerated in a zigzag pattern to the West at about half the speed that it had traveled to the East. There was no tail during the period after the first stop and hover. When object reached a point that appeared to be at or near the location of the first stop it began a sweeping turn to the North, accelerated to what appeared to be the velocity traveled upon first observation, the tail reappeared, and the object began a climb at what appeared to be the same angle as the decent. Object was visable for about 1 second then blinked out. Color of object was approximately the same green as the exit signs posted along the road. Speed and actions of object tend to eliminate possibility that it was any type of known aerospace technology availible today. Reporting Party is a trained observer having spent 7 years in Law Enforcement (milatary and civilian) and 9 years in civilian Fire Service. Reporting Party has experiance as a private pilot and military forward air controler/observer.