|Occurred : 9/7/2008 22:15 (Entered as : 09/07/08 22:15)
Reported: 9/8/2008 2:03:34 PM 14:03
Location: Tacoma, WA
|Large triangle shaped UFO over Tacoma observed by 3
On September 7th 2008, at approximately 10:15pm, my roommate and I witnessed what appeared to be a UFO in the western sky over our house in Tacoma. What I saw was 2 lights that had the appearance of satellites in the sky, in a second or two after seeing them we noticed the third light appear forming a large triangle. These lights were moving in unison with each other and were moving slowly to the southeast, I ran inside and woke up my girlfriend and had her come out to see them as well. When we came out the object was still in the sky, but started moving more in a southern direction. Within a minute or two the object did another series of slow turns, first east and then again in a southbound trajectory, flying away from us. Then the lights went out, first the front, then rear left, and finally rear right.
The object itself could not have been made out without the lights. It made no sound. It seemed to be flying very high, and the lights appeared as satellites do in the night sky. One could have even mistaken them for stars at a glance. The three light seemed to be fixed in that pattern the single light forward and the others in back relative to the direction it was traveling. There was only deviation in the pattern when the object changed direction, giving the appearance of "banking".
The distance between the front and back lights was around 4 inches at arms length, and the rear lights were spaced approximately 2 inches at arms length.
We live on a flight path where C-130's do their final approach for landing. Every night we see commercial air traffic from the SeaTac airport. I have never in my life observed something like this in the sky.