|Occurred : 2/22/2007 19:45 (Entered as : 2/22/07 19:45)
Reported: 2/23/2007 6:45:26 AM 06:45
Location: Arlington, WA
|Two lights- no sound- being pursued by large military helicopter at low altidude
February 23, 2007 Arlington, Washington I had gone to my back deck to have a smoke at 8:45 Pm last night.
I heard what I thought was a lifeline (hospital), helicopter hovering over the nearby hospital. However the engines were too loud for a smaller search and rescue type helicopter. So my attention was drawn to see what was evidently on a path that would bring it very close to my house.
As I looked to see what kind of helicopter it was, suddenly I noticed two bright lights traveling together in a straight path approximately a hundred feet apart. They were moving at least three hundred to four hundred miles an hour approximately a hundred and fifty feet in front of the helicopter. All three aircraft were traveling at only around three hundred feet in altitude.
Directly in pursuit of the two lights was a very large, single rotor, obviously military helicopter with all of its flashing lights.
The two lights made no noise, and had no other flashing or strobe lights- (proximity lights), just two "star-like" lights.
I did not realize what I was watching until after the event. The two lights were traveling in a very straight path almost as if they were trying to elude the military helicopter, or possibly the helicopter was escorting them.
The whole event only lasted for aproximately 30 seconds. It took three seconds for all aircraft to cross the night sky over my head. I could not make out any shape around each of the two unidentified lights I am not sure what I had just witnessed, but this was very unusual. I have been an Airworthiness Inspector for over twenty years and in aircraft for thirty, and I have never seen anything like this.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))