|Occurred : 6/13/2008 23:10 (Entered as : 06/13/2008 23:10)
Reported: 6/13/2008 11:40:59 PM 23:40
Location: Harrington, WA
Duration:45 seconds or so
|Object seen over Harrington, WA on June 13, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008. At approximately 11:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, I saw a sub-orbital object traveling in a south to north trajectory. I first saw the object as it came into my peripheral vision as I was looking at the moon which was quite bright. The object passed to what was the east of the moon from my point of view and traveled towards a bright star just to the north of the moon.
It traveled towards a smaller, less brilliant star located just west of, and below the brighter star and continued on this course for a distance that put it in line with another dim star whereupon it began to accelerate very rapidly. It continued to accelerate, and passed between the inner star of the handle of the big dipper, and the bottom star that forms’ the corner star of the bottom of the cup of the big dipper. As it passed through the intersection of the stars in the big dipper it accelerated fast enough that I lost sight of it.
It was of a consistent size, speed and course trajectory before it accelerated and I lost sight of it. From the time I first saw it to the time I lost sight of it was approximately 45 seconds.
((NUFORC Note: This witness is well known to NUFORC. He has over four decades experience in aviation, and considerable experience in the military. A highly qualified witness, in our opinion. PD))