|Occurred : 3/14/2007 21:15 (Entered as : 3/14/07 21:15)
Reported: 3/17/2007 1:30:53 PM 13:30
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
|Wednesday the 14th of March, 2007. Around 9:15 pm PST.
Hail's Passage (Between Gig Harbor Mainland and Fox Island) The area is a frequent aircraft inbound route to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We see bright lights all the time, but they move and it is clear to see the blinking lights of the aircraft and the descent and direction of the planes towards Sea-Tac.
I was in a hot tub with my friend, and he was looking at what was believed by him to be a bright star. He brought it to my attention and I moved to see what it was. It was no star at all. The object seemed to be around 1,000 ft, about a half mile away. It was extremely bright, almost like an incondensant light. It was so bright the deck was lit up outside. I got out and grabbed their high power binoculars and steadied my grip to get a clear view of the object.
I noticed five(5) distinct square lights on the side facing me. Underneath those five lights, there were four(4) more of the same style lights in the gaps beneath the upper lights. It was extremely bright all around the object, but I could make out where the object curved around from the shadow and where the lights ends on one side to the other. I then lost my grip and could not see another clear up-close view of the object.
I felt the feeling I was being watched, so I slowly put the binoculars back inside and returned to see the object finally drifting very slow behind the trees to the right of us. Not more than one minute later a very large military jet flew overhead towards the object, followed closely by a smaller fighter jet headed in the same direction. These two jets could easily have been scrambled by McChord Airforce Base, not fifteen miles away.
This further strengthened my belief this was a UFO of some sort. There have been more and more reports around the Puget Sound lately. I have heard other reports of this same object on the same night from Fox Island too.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))