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Occurred : 2/27/2008 00:12 (Entered as : 02/27/2008 0:12)
Reported: 2/27/2008 1:44:11 AM 01:44
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:6 seconds
Silent, Triangle shaped craft over Tacoma, WA

February 27, 2008 12:35 AM:

UFO Sighting or Secret Aircraft? At 12:12 or 13 AM this date I witnessed a delta shaped aircraft or whatever of some kind over Tacoma, WA that was totally silent and a medium grey slightly towards the light grey side. Just a little darker than the cloud that it flew over.

I followed my wife outside with our dog for her last potty break before we planned on going to bed. She and the dog went out the back door, which faces east. I followed and stopped at the edge of our back porch to light a cigarette, but before lighting it, I looked to the east, up into the sky.

I saw movement and noticed a triangle shaped craft at what I estimate to be 1500 to 2000’ in altitude about three seconds before it flew over a small cloud from south to north where it became invisible due to the color of the craft, and the thickness of the cloud. As it moved north, I was able to see movement through thin spots in this cloud, but only two times. The total time of this sighting did not last more than 5 or 6 seconds.

This craft was moving at about 200 to 250 mph. I base this on the fact that C-17s from McCord AFB fly over my home every day of the week, usually with full flaps and gear down, doing touch and goes.

I do not know the speed of the C-17, but if for touch and goes with flaps and gear, I think they are traveling at about 200mph or a little less.

A very large fir tree sits on the block just to the east of me. When standing in the same place on my porch, extending my arm full out and placing my thumb on the top of the tree and where my little finger ended with my fingers spread out is the altitude this craft was at.

With my hand spread out like that, my little finger will be on Orion and my thumb just shy of Sirius.

There were no signs of any lights on this craft and it moved in a straight line and was approximately directly overhead of somewhere between D St. and Pacific Avenue South that run North and South in Tacoma, WA.

At the distance is was from me I could put stretch my arm out, place my thumb over it and the tips of the wings could be seen just slightly past my thumb. The tail of the craft had a slight protuberance past the back of the triangle.

The craft flew in a straight line from south to north.

There were no visible lights or marking of any kind.

No exhaust trail.

Not any hint of a cockpit or any raised part above the craft.

However, the most peculiar thing is it was totally and completely silent.

My wife did not see it as it happened too fast for me to even tell her until it was over with.

There were no aircraft in the immediate vicinity. None from McChord and just a couple several miles away in flight patterns in and out of Sea-Tac Airport.

I am 66 years old, served eight years in the US Air Force as an aircraft electronics tech for radio and radar and retired from a 30 year job as a Traffic Signal Technician.