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Occurred : 1/4/2007 23:45 (Entered as : 01/04/07 23:45)
Reported: 1/18/2007 2:17:40 PM 14:17
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes
Strange lights over McChord AFB, Tacoma WA

My window in my bedroom faces to the south. At around 11:45 on the evening of January 4th, 2007, I was just laying down for bed. I happened to look out the window and spotted something that wasn't quite right. My initial thought was that it was an airplane over McChord AFB. We have constant overhead flights from the base. After watching this object move slowly in a southeast direction towards or over McChord AFB I realized that it was not a normal craft. This is what it looked like.

Since it was dark and overcast I was not able to discern an actual outline. The object was probably 7 or more miles away on the horizon but it was pretty good size. There were dozens of white lights that were constantly flashing (twinkling) in rapid and non-uniform fashion. It almost appeared like the lights were moving rapidly in a circular motion but I cannot say for sure. All of the lights were white. Every aircraft I have watched fly anywhere in the area would have no more than 7 or 8 lights (multi-colored) on it at any time and if they flashed it was in a constant rhythm.

I watched this craft come to a stop and hover for about 30 seconds when every light shut off completely and it appeared to disappear. I figured then that it was just something that could probably be easily explained and was turning to go back to bed. After about 15 seconds of darkness the lights came back in the same position and the craft started to slowly move off in a southwesterly direction towards Ft. Lewis. This lasted for about a minute when it sped off and winked out.