|Occurred : 3/27/2008 23:40 (Entered as : 03/27/08 23:40)
Reported: 3/28/2008 1:14:20 AM 01:14
Location: Yakima, WA
|Large, low flying triangle shaped aircraft over night skies in Yakima, WA. Could well be an experimental aircraft of some kind. This one puzzles me due to the size, low altitude, and the fact that another aircraft (plane/helicopter?) joined it to the southeast (toward Union Gap), where it appeared to stall or hover for a short while (+/- 5 min). Shorty thereafter, it was out of view (by the time I scaled my roof-top).
I was letting the dog in around 11:40 PM when I spotted a large (originally thought to be an) aircraft flying directly over Yakima, WA in a S-SE fashion. It was way off any normal flight paths known or typically observed in the area. Not to mention the low altitude, estimated at 4,000-6,000 feet! The craft was extremely loud which obviously points to a plane of some sort. However, when it was directly above my neighborhood (central portion of the city), a strange triangle shape was clearly observed, and the lights were plentiful. Looked like a 747 (on steroids) in the shape of a triangle with blinking lights (white) all over the craft.
Was just curious if you received any other reports from the area on this date (evening of 3/27/08)? And if so, what the heck was this Peter? I wasn't under the impression that Central WA is much of a test area for military aircraft.