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Occurred : 6/15/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 06/15/97 21:00)
Reported: 5/18/2008 11:11:41 PM 23:11
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 min
Saw triangle craft, news report says space junk, not from my angle.

My wife and I were driving north on 15th Ave Ne near Northgate Mall when she called my attention to a triangle pattern of three white lights, one at each corner, not far above us, maybe 200 yards in a diagonal line of sight. It was clear the lights were part of one solid object although it was too far to make out any details of the craft. I had been living in the Seattle area for all of my 28+ years at the time including living next to the Renton airport for several years. I have seen many types of aircraft from commercial to fighter planes and this looked nothing like anything I had seen before. The sunroof was open when she let out what I would guess is the usual reaction: “what the!”. I am one who looks for a logical explanation when confronted with something I can’t immediately explain and figured at first glance it was a stealth fighter. I had seen one at about the same distance but I immediately realized that there was no sound. Stealth technology may make these planes almost invisible on radar but when I saw one it was far from silent. Also, there were only the three white lights. No red and blue warning lights that you see on a typical airplane. We both had a very eerie feeling as we couldn’t make sense of it. When we got home that night we saw on the news that “strange lights” were seen in the Seattle area that night and were dismissed as space debris from a falling satellite that crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Ok, a plausible explanation except we were heading north and the object was heading from west to east at that point, and that’s a really long way to get to the Pacific. I can’t imagine space debris is capable of changing direction. I have since seen footage of an old Russian satellite that fell out of orbit a few years back and was filmed by a fishing boat crew as it came down and burned up in the atmosphere. It looked nothing like what we saw. Three lights in a triangular pattern that appeared to be one object, flying low and slow with no running noise. I am one who p! refers t o go from A to B instead of A to Alien but what we saw was very similar to video footage I have seen on tv of triangle shaped objects with three or more lights on the bottom.. The lights were evenly spaced and were moving very slowly, but being one who prefers a rational explanation,I probably would have accepted the news explanation and forgotten about it. The fact they said it landed in the Pacific when what we saw it CLEARLY heading east has always bothered me, that and I am 99.9% sure what I saw was not space debris. I have searched a couple of databases (yours and MUFON) but haven’t seen anything else that sounds like what we saw. Enough people saw it that it was mentioned on the news but I cant find any other reports. I am not sure what year it was, only that it was between 1995 and 1998.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))