|Occurred : 12/20/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 12/20/05 21:00)
Reported: 12/20/2005 11:06:12 PM 23:06
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Duration:Approximately 5 minutes
|Triangle shaped object, dull white lights on 3 tips, moving erratically, stop and go and NO noise, heading north of Sedro Woolley, WA
I was traveling w/b on Highway 20 from the town of Sedro Woolley, returning back to my home in Bellevue.
The weather was overcast with occasional light rain, not many other cars on this stretch of the two lane highway.
I noticed a peculiar whitish light off to the front left of where I was traveling, it didn't look like a conventional aircraft and it wasn't moving at a steady speed.
I continued to watch this light, and at the same time was looking for a safe place to pull off to the side of the road so that I could take a better look at whatever this thing was.
After driving and watching this light for approximately 2 minutes, I found a safe place to pull off the road, I stopped the car and got out to take a better look.
The actual shape of the 'craft' could not be easily determined, and the distance was difficult to determine also, since there was nothing for reference. The light was a pale shade of white and constant, and it appeared to be traveling in a northerly direction, at irregular speed. I was now looking at the object through 10x50 binoculars, always keep a set in my car for work related activities.
I could make out a shape that resembled a sort of triangle, but with no definite shape, but occasionally, I could make out three distinct white lights on each 'point' of this triangle shape.
Funny thing about this object was that there was no noise whatsoever.
After watching this thing for a total of about 5 minutes, a car with two older men in their 60's pulled off the road in front of me and quickly backed up to where I was standing. They were both extremely excited and wanted to look through my binoculars, which I turned over to them almost immediately.
By this time, the object was still visible with the naked eye, but not as clear as a couple of minutes earlier. After about one minute, I could not see the object, either because it was too far away, or because it had traveled into the somewhat low cloud layer.
The two guys and I all agreed on what we had seen, as being something of a triangle with no noise, and again, I cannot even begin to estimate the size of the thing because I could not judge the distance.
I hold a Commercial Pilots license with instrument and seaplane/multi=engine ratings and have been flying since 1976, and former CFI and CFI-II. I know what aircraft look like and their flight characteristics, etc. This was no ordinary aircraft, ordinary aircraft cannot stop in mid flight and change directions almost simultaneously.
Well, that's all I have to report.
I'd like to talk with any other people that may have observed this object, and hopefully somebody snapped a pic or two.