|Occurred : 5/11/2002 21:58 (Entered as : 05/11/02 21:58)
Reported: 5/14/2002 8:47:06 PM 20:47
Location: Bellingham, WA
|V shaped object, 9-11 points (faintly glowing), no sound, fairly low to ground, fast moving.
My wife and I were outside at about 9:30 pm enjoying the evening sky ..... looking at stars and watching planes (airliners) pass overhead when my wife spotted something flashing to the west of us about halfway up the sky. She could not understand why she could not see if anymore and she showed me where she had seen it by the position of 2 bright start to the west. I looked where she had seen the flashing and suddenly saw what I thought could be a satelite ..... suddenly I could see that it was in a triangle shape or v shape like a flock of geese ...... we could see about nine points in a v formation and believe it to be one object because of the way it moved as one. There were no lights no sound. It appeared large and fairly low down and seemed to be picking up light from the city lights or had a faint glow on those points. The points stayed in a rigid formation and moved in a northeasterly direction ..... it was also moving rapidly (faster than birds can fly.) There was no wind of any kind at this time and no thermals. It stayed in a straight line of flight and was gone from our sight in about 10-15 seconds from the first that we had seen it. My wife looked at me and said "what the hell was that?" ..... I replied, "I have no idea." I am a hunter and outdoors person and look in the evening sky on most nights. I have seen meteorites, satelites, planes, but nothing like this. I have watched geese and ducks in formation and have hunted both and again this was nothing like that. One thing ... besides seeing what we saw .... was a total lack of sound as it went over our heads, the rigidness of the formation and the constant speed of the object. The sighting was at around 10 pm Pacific daylight savings time and the night was clear.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and found him to be seemingly quite serious-minded and credible. PD))