|Occurred : 4/15/2000 13:45 (Entered as : 04/15/00 13:45)
Reported: 6/10/2000 22:48
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
|From a distance of 3 miles, I saw two silver colored suacer-shaped objects engaged in aerobatics before disappearing into a cloud
The two objects I witnessed were silver in color and saucer-shaped. The weather that day was mostly sunny with clouds at about 3000 to 4000ft. I first noticed them flying about two miles south of Tacoma Narrows Airport runway 17. Both of the saucer-shaped craft were flying together but looked as though they were engaged in a 'dog-fight' because they seemed to be chasing each other and doing aerobatics while ascending and descending rather quickly. I would estimate their speed at between 400 and 450 mph. At that time there were no aircraft in their immediate vicinity. Throughout the duration of the sighting both objects seemed to stay in a very small area, perhaps no larger then a square mile. As I watched the two objects, I knew from my experience in aviation that they were not any type of aircraft I've ever seen. I can identify almost any military, commercial, or private aircraft that could be found flying in this country and what I saw was like nothing I've ever seen. I should mention that at the time I was working at the airport fueling planes and for the last fifteen years years I've been interested in aviation and I know what kind of flight characteristics a small plane or even a military or commercial jet can do. And the way the way these objects were flying tells me that they weren't any conventional aircraft. I should also mention that the objects made no sound. And finally, I lost sight of the objects when they both flew into a large cloud which tells me they weren't any type of bird or remote-controlled airplane because of the height of the clouds and my viewing distance. When they disappeared they were at least 3 miles away so I would estimate their size at between 50 and 75 feet in diameter.