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Occurred : 10/1/1966 22:00 (Entered as : 10/1/66 2200)
Reported: 4/12/2000 14:19
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Anacortes, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 mins.
20 miles driving toward Anacortes,a friend and I were listening to a radio station in Anacortes. The DJ said he had recieved calls about a ufo over the town. We could see the light as we got closer to Anacortes. The DJ said he went out to look at it and traffic was stopped to look. We observed it until we had to turn at an intersection. While we were stopped the ufo,right above us, from a dead stop streaked of at ultra high speed.

I was stationed at Whidbey Is. Naval Air Station 66-69. I was in a Squadron there in electronics. My friend and I had gone to Bellingham that evening to see our girlfriends. On the way back to base we were listening to an Anacortes radio station and about 20 miles from Anacortes the DJ started having phone calls to the station about a ufo over the town. He joked about it for awhile and then he went out to look for himself. He said everyone was looking at it even the traffic was stopped. So,we bgan to look ourselves. Sure enough we could see a stationary light above Anacortes, since we were heading straight for it. We observed this light for a good 10 minutes. It was the size of a car headlight at 100 yds. Altitude approx. 1000 feet. The night,10 pm, was a rare clear sky for that area. When we were abut 5 miles from Anacortes the road made a T and we came to a stop to turn back to Whidbey. The object was almost directly overhead slightly to the west. We were intently watching it as it seemed to hover there. After only a minute while still stopped the ufo shot straight west out of sight over the horizon. Tremendously fast, it only seemed like a second-literally. It was no jet no helicopter or any other manmade craft that I had ever seen. Never saw another one since. It really blew us away.