|Occurred : 10/3/2001 20:15 (Entered as : 10/3/01 20 :15)
Reported: 10/3/2001 10:06:34 PM 22:06
Location: Bellevue, WA
|Fixed object passed overhead, silently and with no running lights, in clear night sky.
At approxamitely 20:15 on 10/3/01, I stepped out onto my back deck to have a cigarette. I left the porch light off to observe the night sky. After a few moments I observed an object travelling at a high speed, by far faster than any aircraft I have ever seen (Military or Civilian) towards the SE. This object had no running lights, left no contrail and was completely silent. It looked for all the world like the detached wings of a glider aircraft. It was silhouetted clearly in the night sky because the sky was clear and there was an almost full moon in the Eastern sky, low in the horizon. I observed this for approx. 2 seconds as it passed through at about 20-25 degrees overhead, disapearing behind a line of trees. I have observed many unusual sights in the night sky but this is the first that has left me completely stumped. The object size exceeded, by far, the diameter of the moon by about 1 and 1/2 times. There was one other aircraft visible in the night sky, identifiable by it's running lights, travelling in a similar direction but apparantly oblivious to the object. I came inside and phoned in the report and will be mailing a drawing to the reporting center.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length, and found him to be an unusually good witness. The object moved across a large swath of sky at a very high (angular) velocity, and it had no visible lights on it. PD))