|Occurred : 4/18/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 04/18/03 22:30)
Reported: 4/29/2003 8:08:27 PM 20:08
Location: Leavenworth, WA
|distant sighting of unexplainable triangle formation lights above north central washington state
as i was watching the stars from a hill top on the outskirts of town i noticed that two of the stars in the vacinity of the big dipper were moving.
Then i realized there was another in front making a triangle shape (like a pizza slice). The triangle was about half the size of box part of the big dipper.
The three lights were very close to the size of the stars and close to the size of satellites but these lights were moving at the same speed and in the same direction making me disbelieve my first assumption that they were sattelites.
I'm not positve of the direction they were heading in but i'd guess south-east.
I excitedly yelled for my friend to look at what iwas watching once i was sure i was seeing something unusual.
After my friend got out of his tent and i had pointed out the three lights to him it soon began to change course and if it was a solid object banked like a plane and each light with the point first vanished in turn.
I say "if it was soild object" because i didn't notice if i could stll see stars in the space between the lights but it the lights certainly moved as if connected. They appeared to be extremly high in the sky travelly at normal plane altitude or higher.
There was no unusal sound that i heard. it was a clear night.
The duration of sighting was less than 1 minute probably about 30-40 seconds.
We both feel that we saw something quite unexplainable.