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Occurred : 11/3/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 11/03/1904 22:00)
Reported: 11/5/2004 8:23:48 PM 20:23
Posted: 11/9/2004
Location: Olympia, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30 Seconds
Extremely loud sound like classic '50s movie flying saucer, flying low over house with bright flashing lights.

Just after going to bed, we heard an extremely loud sound rapidly coming from south to north directly over our house. It seemed to be just barely above the house. The sound was that of the typical movie flying saucer sound from a '50s outer space flick. It was an extremely loud, very high-pitched whoop, whoop, whoop sound...very rapid and very squeal or beep-like. We thing about 80 or 90 decibels. The sound was accompanied by chaotic bright white flashing lights. The object flew over extremely fast...I jumped out of bed and ran outside - hoping to get a glimpse, but it was already gone...just a residual sound in the distance. A light fog was beginning to form outside, but I should have been able to see at least the flashing.

I have never heard anything like this, except in the old flying saucer movies. We've lived here for the past 8 or 9 years, right near Fort Lewis, and within 30 miles of the McCord Air Force base, and see and hear many aircraft, but nothing like this...so loud, so close...and so strange.

We are both in our late 50's, college grads, and wide awake at the time of this happening. Although I believe there are such things as UFOs, I have never seen any and my husband is a skeptic. We almost couldn't believe this was happening, because it was just too "Hollywoodish."