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Occurred : 10/31/2003 03:40 (Entered as : 10/31/2003 3:40)
Reported: 10/31/2003 11:07:12 AM 11:07
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15-20 minutes
Strange hovering and engineless jet noises too near for comfort.

Last night I was just falling back asleep when I heard a few strange noises. I live near the airport so just assumed them to be airplanes at first. The noises sounded like airplanes coming in for landing, but there was no sound of engines just that of something moving through the air quickly. I've lived near the airport most of my life, so I know these were unusual noises. About five minutes after I first heard the noises a new noise came to me. At first it was distant, a few blocks away, but soon it was near enough to be over my neighbors across the alley. It sounded like something hovering. It grew near till it was extremely loud, paused for 30 seconds to a minute and then slowly went away. There was another similar hovering noise, but it seemed fairly distant. Honestly I was too scared to get out of bed, not to mention too cold, so I stayed in bed for nearly 10 more minutes before I woke my fiance and told him what I had heard. You could still hear the sound of something travelling the sky without a jet engine, but there was no more hovering. Around 4:30 you could finally hear actual Jet engines either taking off or landing, so no more anomaly like noises for the night.

((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witness heard, but we wonder whether it might have been the vortices in the air, generated off the tips of landing airliners. They can be quite loud, and they are eerie in nature. PD))