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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1962 12:00 (Entered as : 9/01/62 12:00)
Reported: 12/22/2000 03:23
Posted: 1/3/2001
Location: San Juan Island (100 miles North of Seattle), WA
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 minutes aprox
About noon, large disk traveled high speed and hovered Impossible maneuvers (to our level of tech). Chased pointlessly by naval jet air

I am only writing in the hopes that you will pass this along to the person riding a jet from Vanouver to LA and had basically passed over my residence when he-she saw a strange craft and has always wondered if it was a 'sun dog'. Please relate this factual series of events.

I lived on an island in the Washinton (US) Sa Juan Islands. My folks had gone to the mainland shopping for school clothes and I stayed home. Late in the morning, almost noon I was going to go check on our cattle and then take the dog down to the beach and throw sticks for him (he loved to swim after stcks).

As I rounded the back of the house for some reason I looked up and rather than the usual eagle or hawk that triggers the peripheral vision response, I saw something a bit out of the ordinary no jet although they were always to be seen flying far overhead, rather I saw a huge disk shaped object (relatively slowly meandering across the sky.

Of course I was fascinated and started to run through my mental inventory of what kind of aircraft it could be when it suddenly traveled south at such a speed as to boggle ones senses (I knew about G forces and such and I couldn't equate that anything could move so fast from a near motionless state (no flames of rocket or contrail or such).

Well it disappeared over the horizonto the south and I just stood there staring, my dog bumped my leg and he was staring too. (He liked to chase anything in the air, a would run around undernearh birds, stare at planes and such...a Spaniel with a natural affinity for airborne creatures.

So just as we started down the drive the 'thing' reappeared moving fairly rapidly back toward us (northerly direction) when it was about halfway toward us a flight of jets came over the horizon in pursuit. I surmised they were from the Whidbey Island naval Air Station.

This slightly dull silverish/gray disk got almost directly overhead at a fair height I guestimate 20,000 to 25,000 ft when the jets almost (within a mile or two) reached the object. It then went straight up an! d dwindled to the size of a pin just before it vanished in the stratosphere.

The jets had hit their afterburners and were climbing in chase on long tails of flame. It was really quite spectacular. Then when the thing disappeared and the jets reached their ceiling, they banked off to the south presumably to return to Whidby Island.

I've only mentioned it to a few people over the years more as an anecdote than to any purpose, because I don't personally care what people believe as long as they don't try to shove theirs down my mental craw. So please...I've always believed in them because of this event...but tell the person who is living in doubt, tweren't no sun dog or St Elmo's fire or a curious behaving weather balloon, Alice. It was a large disk shaped object that performed aerial maneuvers that even today would be impossible for humans to match. (We'd have been splattered all around the inside of the thing). And since there was no evident mode of propulsion one would have to presume that the drive was gravitational They'd have to have control over gravity to negate the g forces.

So such is life, sorry no abduction or strange probings, no photos and my dog, Thumper, the only other witness is long since in that happy field and stream in the sky. So now you have it and my conscience is clear and free.

Oh, I forgot to mention it was completely noisless although many seconds later the sound of the jets reached us. The object traveled very quietly, wouldn't that make airports nicer to live near?

((NUFORC Note: The date indicated for the event may be exact, but we are not sure. Hence, we have indicated that the date may be approximate. PD))